Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/01/02

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Subject: [Leica] Ultra wide
From: tedgrant at (tedgrant at
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 21:15:24 -0800
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Lawrence Zeitlin offered:
Subject: [Leica] Ultra wide
>>> You may be misreading it. I never think about lenses before taking a
> picture. In fact I don't think much about anything. When I see something I
> like, I simply push the button. Maybe that's the problem with my photos. 
> My
> main objection to ultra wides is that I want the pictures to look like 
> what
> I see in the viewfinder.<<<<<

Hi Larry,
Thank you as it seems we ... "see shoot!" As it should be without thought! 
Motivated only by what we react to in the viewfinder!

Although I use wides in many situations, particularly interiors and in 
travel type assignments where I can make something look more attractive than 
others who've only the use of a 50mm lens have gone before me.

On my M8 I find using the 21mm very interesting as it sort of looks like a 
35 without cutting off some of the frame if I were to use my 35, which I 
would on  a full frame Leica, M9 or film M7.


In reply to: Message from lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin) ([Leica] Ultra wide)