Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/29

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Subject: [Leica] Re: IIIf and Low-light conditions
From: sethrosner at (Seth Rosner)
Date: Sat Jan 29 17:44:17 2005
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Hello Chris:

You will inevitably need high-speed film, even with flash which I believe 
you will choose to avoid once you have seen your results. The beauty of the 
Leica is its speed, silence and unobtrusiveness. No one ever accused a flash 
of meeting at least the last criterion.

And the fastest lens you will find for your IIIf will be a  50/1,4; you'll 
more likely end up with an f/2 lens and may need to push 400 film or use one 
of the super high speed emulsions.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "cwoods" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 5:40 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re: IIIf and Low-light conditions

>I continue to eagerly await the return of my Opa's IIIf which I sent off to 
>the "spa" for a CLA. I was wondering if there are suggestions as to using 
>the camera in low-light conditions? I don't know if I should look into high 
>speed film (I use 100 speed with it normally and the pictures have been 
>great!), a tripod, or a flash? Any suggestions? I've been told that a flash 
>might "not" be the way to go? But I was hoping to play around with some 
>indoor shots, etc....
> thanks (as usual),
> chris
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