Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/03/02

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Subject: [Leica] Multiple Bodies
From: feli2 at (Feli)
Date: Wed Mar 2 18:32:31 2005
References: <> <003f01c51f94$d85028c0$833b6d18@ted>

If I go to an event or on a job I tend to juggle a total of three M 
bodies with 35/50/90.
Sometimes I'll add the IIIc with the VC 4/21 or another M with a 50 or 
an R body,
with the 50 or 180.

Form me anything more than 4 bodies results in camera overload. Two 
feel perfect and I can still
handle three comfortably. With four they start to bang into people etc 
and it's difficult to run or climb
on to something.  I have NO idea how Ted manages as many as he does, 
but then again he's Ted! 8-).

I always take a small/medium bag to hold film, or stash a body, if 
freedom of movement becomes important. I also don't like to walk back 
to my car with $10,000 worth of camera gear hanging around my neck...

When I travel I always take a spare body, so it ends up being 2 M and 
35/50/90. Nothing worse than having your only camera crap out, with no 
replacement in sight. I've toyed with the idea of taking 2 M and a 
but that's quite a load and you're juggling two film formats...

Oddly enough I do my best shooting with one body and lens...


_______________________________________________________                     2 + 2 = 4             

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