Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/14

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Quiet wedding cameras
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 16:53:03 -0700
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The quietest camera I've used to shoot a wedding was a twin lens Mamiyaflex 
C2 with 65mm and 105mm lenses. It belonged to my Brooks roommate, George 

Brooks was/is expensive. We did things like weddings to help pay the bill. 
I also pumped gas in the evenings. Richfield.


At 04:02 PM 5/14/2002 -0700, Mark Rabiner wrote:

>A M6 is quiet but not the quietest camera out there.
>I hear the M7 is quite a bit more quiet.
>I KNOW a Rolleiflex is quite a bit more quiet!
>My crazy trick which has worked for me is this.
>The Priest finishes his sentence. I click. And flash for that matter.
>But never during his sentence. During his words.
>NO ONE cares about the camera when i work this way. On many weddings.
>My Camera stuff does not interfere with what is being said at the podium.
>I NEVER ask or have them ask the Church people if i can shoot during a 
>Such a question always ends up with the stupid no flash rule.
>Then I'm the only camera out of a room of 120 cameras not flashing. Just 
>I tell them, and it is true, that once the minister sees me he will have
>no qualms about me shooting and not set rules for me.
>Mark Rabiner
>Portland, Oregon USA

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