Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/07/15

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Subject: [Leica] Live view medium format fashion shoot
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 15:03:13 -0400

He does use two other cameras later in the video.
The first camera he is using looks like a Hasselblad digital and the back of
the camrea he's looking at as he shoots and he's holding it about 6 inches
in front of his face which is where most would hold it.

Mark William Rabiner

> From: Geoff Hopkinson <hopsternew at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 23:54:33 +1000
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Live view medium format fashion shoot
> I'm no medium format digital expert. First part looked like a tethered MF
> camera (camera LCD review?) rather than LiveView? Looking at image (just
> shot?) previews rather than LiveView???
> No idea how you could focus on a screen pressed against your nose though.  
> I
> certainly would love an opportunity to photograph Keira though. Very 
> elegant
> features and lively personality, I'm sure.
> I think Mark that the common expressed reservation on LiveView (my
> opinion) is that the current standard (for example the Pana G1) is inferior
> to the RF view on an M. My own limited look agrees with that. Functional
> view like a good digital video camera when subject is stationary. Quite
> disconcerting tearing and delay when panning in low light. I never read any
> 'idiot' suggestions here, except yours ;-)
> More than willing to listen to explanation or refutation on the medium
> format operation. No experience here. Hasselblad keeps sending me very
> seductive emails on the subject..
> 2009/7/15 George Lottermoser <imagist3 at>
>> if he's using live view
>> he's EXTREMELY near sighted.
>> my guess: over the top view finder
>> while shooting fast enough to have the screen
>> constantly showing writes
>> Regards,
>> George Lottermoser
>> george at
>> On Jul 15, 2009, at 3:14 AM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> - here it looks like LIVE VIEW is how some top high end medium format
>>> digital fashion photography is being shot.
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> Cheers
> Geoff
> Alles was eine gute Kamera braucht / Everything a good camera needs:
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