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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2014, 01:34 PM »
Of course, like most, I'm all digital now.

Leica digital?
Did you keep the M4 and M6?
Tim

Offline dpetrzelka

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2014, 01:57 PM »
For better or worse I sold ll my film gear, M4-P and M6 along with it. One to a photojournalist who was headed to Africa for some documentary work. He spent several weeks in jail there - so at least i know they were being well used ;).

As for Leica digital, I wouldn't be on this forum if I didn't appreciate the pinnacle of engineering and insist on having the right tool for the job - but I just can't justify modern Leica bodies or glass. I was fortunate enough to take a street photography course in Portland OR when the M Monochrome first came out. The Leica rep rolled in two suite cases with every lens Leica makes, and a Monochrome body for each of us to use. We were like kids in a candy shop - just sign your name on a waiver and borrow anything you want for two and half days of street shooting. Wonderful photographic tools. The big focus of the course was taking photos "about things" rather than "of things' - dramatically changed the way I look at fine art photography.

Its all iphone, Canon 40d, 5D, and 5DmkII these days.


Of course, like most, I'm all digital now.

Leica digital?
Did you keep the M4 and M6?
Tim
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Offline ryan_k

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2014, 03:33 PM »
I'm a proud Leica Monochrom owner, and it works beautifully with older M glass.  I've used almost every camera out there and nothing resonated like the MM.

This was with a 1954 collapsible 50mm summicron:

'61 Corvette with a '54 Lens by ryankarr, on Flickr


I'm 50/50 digital vs film, I shoot 4x5 large format, a 6x7 rangefinder and a Hasselblad Xpan in addition to my Monochrom and Sony A7.

Offline alkaline

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2014, 07:03 AM »
There are days I really miss shooting film - my old M4-P with collapsible 50/2 Summicron, and an M6 Classic with MP finder that would wear a tabbed 50/2 Sum. or the razor sharp 35 Summicron Asph.

I used to get Kodak 5222 ( Double-X ) which is a black and white cinema film and developed it in my bathroom. You could order shorts of it from a guy in LA for pennies a foot. Souped in Xtol, it was great stuff.

Of course, like most, I'm all digital now.

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Beautiful collection. Congratulations!!!

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Offline SittingElf

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2014, 03:51 PM »
All Canon here. DSLRs: 7D, 5DIII, 1DX. Nine lenses, all "L's" except the 1-5X Macro, and all 2.8 or wider. Gitzo legs, Really Right Stuff heads, Canon flash units incl two macro's.
Video equip: One HV20, Two HV30's, XH-A1

The 7D goes with me to Nigeria and other overseas locations. (Won't take the full frames due to potential theft...especially the 1DX). 5D3 primarily studio or workshop, and the 1DX for fine art, and fast moving shots including sports.

One of my captures:

Drone Launch off of U.S. Naval Ship. 0-250MPH in 2.3 seconds! (7D - 12th shot of burst)
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My Son on his German Soccer Team (1DX - 70-200 2.8L)
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Wish I could quit flying and make even 1/2 of the income with Photography and Woodworking.  Sigh..... [sad]

Cheers,

Frank
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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2014, 11:25 PM »
... and Sony A7.

What lens are you using on the A7 and how do you like it?
Nice photo BTW.
Tim

Offline alkaline

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2014, 09:28 AM »
Nice boy Frank, here I teach my son to ride. A daughter also. Photography is a passion. As well as collecting. Have a nice day


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I have several boxes Festool, one MTF, four guide rails and big taste to play. )))