Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/08/11

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Subject: [Leica] An M on a tripod in a clothing ad
From: shino at (Rei Shinozuka)
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:35:32 -0400
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  i like a variety of tripods.  my smallest gitzo is a 026 "weekend" 
with a ballhead the size of a marble that i used to use for traveling.  
i took it on my honeymoon in AZ.  it was light and nicely made 
(typically gorgeous gitzo hammertone) but compared with the reporter, 
the extended legs felt like your average non-motorized car aerial.  (ok 
that's a cruel exaggeration).   for the minolta CLE i used to use back 
then or the contax T, with self-timer, it was perfect.  but i don't 
think i'd try to put an M with noctilux on it.


On 08/11/2010 06:11 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
> Perhaps in the end if we continuum to develop in our seriousness of our
> photography the thought on tripod use is that it's not singular but plural.
> We don't have A TRIPOD. But inevitably we have a few of them. Some light.
> Some heavy.
> --------------------
> Mark William Rabiner
> Photography
> mark at
>> From: Sonny Carter<sonc.hegr at>
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group<lug at>
>> Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 16:13:51 -0500
>> To: Leica Users Group<lug at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] An M on a tripod in a clothing ad
>> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 4:05 PM, Mark Rabiner<mark at>  
>> wrote:
>>> I used to think using a camera on a tripod with no cable release with 
>>> your
>>> hands on the camera itself was one of the worst dumb things you could 
>>> do. A
>>> basic broken rule. Now I do it myself. Just proves the old adage.
>>> Things Change.
>> Maybe you have chosen a tripod that is stable enough to do that.
>> When young and (more) foolish, I chose my tripod based on weight, because 
>> I
>> did not like to carry a heavy one around.
>> I still feel that way, but I know now that if you need a tripod, you need
>> one that will not shake when you squeeze the button.
>> -- 
>> Regards,
>> Sonny
>> Natchitoches, Louisiana
>> USA
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