Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/03/16

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Subject: [Leica] High ISO - now M9 and D3
From: rgacpa at (Robert Adler)
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:49:21 -0700
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So now you need a PhaseOne back for your Linhoff/65 combo! Stitch and be

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 7:39 AM, Benjamin Marks <benmarks2005 at>wrote:

> I use the M9 and the D3 and they compliment one another beautifully.   I
> would much rather shoot the M9 and the Zeiss 21/2.8 than the D3 and the
> 20/2.8 Nikkor (mechanical vignetting, ugh).  I would much rather shoot the
> D3 and the 105 DC than the M9 and the 90AA, or the D3 and the 180/2.8
> Nikkor than the M9 and the 135/4 or anything attached to a Visoflex.  The
> M9 is great at certain things and the D3 is great at certain things.
> Note:  I have translated my film shooting style to digital, so I tend to go
> with fast lenses when the light is low.  But I will make do with either -
> the trick is understanding the limitations of each system and either making
> your peace with them or working around them.
> What am I trying out today?  A 6x17 Shen Hao back on a Linoff Tech IV with
> a 65/4 Nikkor pushed waaay back into the body of the camera. Handheld.
> Poor man's Widelux? You bet he's poor . . . he just spent all his damn
> money on these beautiful full frame digital cameras.
> BTW: the polyanna's view: there has NEVER been a better time to be
> interested in making images.  I can't wait to see what the next 10 years
> bring!
> Happy Friday.  Now smacks all around, and go make some art.
> Ben
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Bob Adler
Redwood City, CA

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