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Subject: Re: [Leica] Ted vs "lag time"
From: Henning Wulff <>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 13:18:21 -0700
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At 8:26 AM -0700 8/7/03, Ted Grant wrote:
>Gene offered:
>>  While at the Brickyard 400 last weekend, I noticed all these people with
>>  their Nikon/Canon AF and Digital Motor Driven SLRS shooting with the Lens
>>  Hoods turned around protecting/shading the Lens Bodies.  It would seem no
>>  one has told them what the lens hood is for.  Maybe it is a status or
>>  fashion thing...<<<<
>Now that's a new one if ever. But then?
>>  I was shooting from the hill between turns 1 and 2, I  turned around to
>>  this very cute young girl shooting away, I interrupted her and told her
>>  that she would probably get improved detail and less flair if the hood was
>>  turned around and in the proper position - at first she just looked at me
>>  funny and then remarked "Gee I guess you are right, thanks"  but then she
>>  just went off with the hood in the same position, I must have seen 20
>>  with the lens hood installed this way, shooting away.<<<
>Well like I said,  a half roll short of a full roll! ;-) Lots of them out

Some years ago at a tourist spot on a bright sunny day I saw a young 
man taking pictures of his partner. He had the camera on a tripod, 
and took some horizontals of the girl. Then he decided to take some 
verticals, so he turned the camera 90 degrees.

Without loosening the tripod head.

Without removing the tripod.

Good thing there was lots of open space and no people to his side.

Someone must have told him at some time that you'll get better shots 
if you use a tripod at all times. :-)

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