Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/02

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: RE: [Leica] Shooting in the middle of nowhere...
From: "Kit McChesney | acmefoto" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 17:55:49 -0600


Sounds good. I like that you aren't a "sprayer and prayer."

I had this vision of some remote place, and you in it, learning to be with
what's there, and settling in with less ambition for volume than for
quality. Sounds as if you have that very philosophy in mind. Of course, I'm
very "woo-woo" (I live in Boulder, CO), so you have to take my little
digression for what it is ... a rhetorical answer to what was probably not a
rhetorical question!

Seems as if carrying film cans is easier than a loader. I hate all that
stuff. Simple, simple, simple.

Have fun!


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 5:08 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Shooting in the middle of nowhere...


I was planning on taking the following:

M2, M6TLL, 35/50/90
Xpan with one lens


M2, M6TTL 35/50
90 on the R6.2 or M  (most likely the M)

I think it would be a bad idea to take only one M body.
If it fell into a river or off a cliff I would be up the creek without a

I don't exactly subscribe to the "spray and pray" method of shooting, where
burn through yards of film and hope that you have a lucky accident. I also
don't like
to drag along an arsenal of lenses and cameras. I think it was Ansel Adams
who said
that if you take too much gear along you always end up having the wrong lens
on the camera
at the moment of the shot. Experience tells me that you end up burning a lot
of film at
a cultural event. If you shot 10 rolls at 10 events, you would need 100
rolls just for that.
Add another 25-50 rolls to that as padding.  This is not only going to be a
vation, but it's a shooting
project I'm thinking about giving a shot.  As Tina said, there's nothing
worse than running out of film.
My main question was how do you transport that much film. Bulk rolls vs
ready load cartridges.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Kit McChesney | acmefoto <>
Sent: Sep 2, 2003 3:38 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Shooting in the middle of nowhere...

Maybe you've answered your own question: "Depends on the individual's
shooting style."

But then again, maybe not.

- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- -----------
Feli di Giorgio *
- --
To unsubscribe, see

- --
To unsubscribe, see