Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/09/04

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Subject: [Leica] Wedding fun
From: kanner at (Herbert Kanner)
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 18:08:20 -0700
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I'm a nit-picker. Why was ISO 640 really 800? Has Leica fudged their ratings?


>I just went to a wedding reception. The bride is the daughter of
>close friends.  I've known her for over 20 years, since she was 9
>years old.  She asked me to bring my camera, so the M8 came along.
>They had also hired a pro photographer, who brought some truly heavy
>artillery:  A D700 with Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 zoom. I took several
>lenses, but ended up only using my 35 'Lux ASPH v.1. So she had 5
>pounds (2.25 kg). around her neck, I had about 2 pounds (950 g).
>As it got dark, I was shooting at ISO 640 (really 800) at f/1.4,
>going down to 1/15 to 1/10 second. The pro was shooting at 3200 at
>f/2.8. So really we were about even, except that she had more DOF.
>Eventually we both had to violate our religious principles and use
>flash.  I'm really interested to see the differences in our pictures.
>Photos to follow.
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

Herbert Kanner
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In reply to: Message from pklein at (Peter Klein) ([Leica] Wedding fun)