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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Quiet wedding cameras
From: Brian Reid <>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 18:01:00 -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.

For me, the ultimate in wedding quiet was and still is my baby Speed Graphic, using the Compur shutter in the lens rather than the focal plane shutter. Put a 120 roll-film back on that sucker and it's unbelievably silent. And then if you want to make a lot of noise to let people know that you're really taking their picture, you can use the focal-plane shutter with a Grafmatic back.

I used this in the 1960's when it wasn't even retro. Now it's deliciously quaint and brides love it. 
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