Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/11

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Subject: [Leica] digital vs film
From: kcassidy at (Kyle Cassidy)
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 00:31:11 -0400

I must say, Richard, that we probably have you beat. Chris is chimping there 
a full 24 hours before the shot. We checked out all the spaces we'd be 
photographing in the night before, ran tests (with flash, without flash, 
proper mix of ambient light), (I jotted down all my settings) and then went 
back for a tasty dinner of Laphroaig.

It would be interestesting to video tape a bunch of shooters working and see 
if the ones who are chimping are spending more, less, or the same time doing 
light readings than those watching the needles in-camera.

i imagine that some clever camera manufacturer will realize that they should 
put a histogram IN the viewfinder so you can chimp the last shot without 
bringing the camera down.


>beautiful demonstration Tina.
>must say I'm a bit surprised.
>any chimping I do
>is usually well after
>or well before the fact
>(unless working with a very difficult technical situation).
>George Lottermoser
>george at

On Oct 6, 2009, at 4:32 PM, Tina Manley wrote:

> LUG:
> This is the difference between photographers who use digital and  
> those who use film:
> I think every photo I got of Chris and Kyle has them chimping -  
> either with their cameras or their ipods!  Emanuel was connected  
> with reality (most of the time) ;-)
> This is in the hallway outside the Dalai Lama's suite, waiting for  
> instructions.
> More photos of photographers to follow (unless I get ample supplies  
> of Laphroaig).   Photos of HHDL have to wait for clearance.
> Tina

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