SI: Water

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Leicaddict, Sep 25, 2003.

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    Leicaddict Guest

    I really, really enjoyed seeing the creative effort of everyone involved.
    The shots are extremely strong.
    Leicaddict, Sep 25, 2003
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    Bowser Guest

    Yeah, and it's really cut down on the amount of time we spend arguing about
    gear. I haven't seen a Nikon/Canon holy war in weeks.
    Bowser, Sep 25, 2003
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  3. arrrrgghhhhhh... You *never* us the N word and the C word in the same
    message... You are tempting the fury of the fanatics to even point out the
    relative peace and calm...
    Dennis O'Connor, Sep 25, 2003
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    Annika1980 Guest

    From: "Bowser"
    That's because by now everybody knows that Canon Rules and Nikon blows chunks.
    Annika1980, Sep 26, 2003
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    Bowser Guest

    heh, heh...

    Bowser, Sep 26, 2003
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Come on, everyone nows the real king is Zenit.
    Peter Chant, Sep 27, 2003
  7. and Leica blows 'em both away
    Michael Scarpitti, Sep 27, 2003
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    Annika1980 Guest

    From: (Michael Scarpitti)
    You can demonstrate this by sending this week's SI submission to me at

    C'mon Leica lovers ... the Cinema Verite assignment should be your meat.
    Annika1980, Sep 27, 2003
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    Steve Kramer Guest

    How would anyone know that?

    I 'know' that Leica exists. I've seen them in stores, on people's desks,
    in people's homes placed on visible shelves, etc., but I've yet to see
    someone actually shooting with them.

    I've seen people shooting with Field cameras, walking around shooting
    with Hassies, Mamiyas, Bronikas, (things you usually only see on tripods
    or in studios) and twin lens Rollies, plenty of Contaxes, and of course
    the full gamut of 35mm SLR's, but never seen ANYONE actually taking
    photos with a Leica. Assuming that LeicaAddict's photo was actually shot
    with a Leica, it's also the first photo that I've seen shot with one.
    Please add your photo to this weeks shoot-in so I can say that I've now
    seen two. :eek:)

    Steve Kramer
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Steve Kramer, Sep 27, 2003
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    Leicaddict Guest

    Suck my dick, scumbag. If you can match my shot with any of the catshit you
    shoot, with any camera your welcome to try, Mr. War Zone Photographer.
    Leicaddict, Sep 27, 2003

  11. I saw a very old man carrying one in London 5-6 years ago. He held it in
    both hands. It looked very nice with its red spot and all. He never raised
    to his eye though - perhaps he a was master just shooting from the hip.
    After a while he noticed me there shooting candids and chatting with the
    homeless guys - who would then strike crazy comical poses or great big
    toothy smiles - which made for great pic's. He sidled up to me to warn me
    off ... their 'type' would be stealing my camera apparently!

    Simon Stanmore, Sep 27, 2003
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    Ken Cashion Guest

    Steve, I obviously do not know how much going on here is done
    in a joking manner and I take people I do not know in a more literally
    sense -- because, to not do so seems presumptuous of me.
    Yet, your comments, in jest or not, made me realize the same
    I have had a few Leicas handed to me to admire but these were
    in people's homes and they were no doubt happy to show me the camera.
    (Nice cameras.)
    I have been in a lot of camera clubs and I have used a lot of
    cameras purchased by corporations and government agencies for
    scientific applications but I have never seen anyone taking a photo
    with a Leica.
    I am 68 and I would have thought I would have seen at least
    I know that I lusted for Leicas when those were The cameras of
    the small-format photojournalists but then when it got to where I
    could afford them, they seemed over-priced for what they offered. I
    needed a camera for a particular product and the pride of owning a
    historical camera would not have shown in the product.
    Someone wrote that they saw a guy cradling his Leica...I was
    at an amusement park and saw a very well-dressed, noble-looking fellow
    taking photos and he was so prim and proper, I was interested in what
    camera he was using. One can see a lot of different cameras at such
    popular recreational areas.
    This old guy had a pristine Argus C-3. The camera had to be
    at least 50 years old! And I bet he bought it new. I would have
    liked to have seen the pressure plate in that camera. I would guess
    he had put a jillion rolls through it.
    Maybe he left his Leica at home?
    This is not unique to cameras however. I know guitarists who
    brag about their wonderful, custom-made instruments -- that never
    leave the house...some never leave the case. :eek:)

    Cheers -- Ken
    Ken Cashion, Sep 27, 2003
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    jimkramer Guest

    I guess this mean Leicas are like Corvettes: "Everybody" wants one, but if
    the driver's an ass it doesn't matter much if he's in a Corvette or a Pacer.

    Jim another Kramer (we are legion)

    jimkramer, Sep 27, 2003
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    Annika1980 Guest

    From: Steve Kramer
    Here's one that I took with a Leica M3 and a Summicron 50mm..

    The guy that loaned it to me acted like it was the Holy Grail of photography,
    but I found it a pain in the butt to use.
    I told him I'd stick with my fabulous EOS-1V (this was "pre-D60" of course).
    Annika1980, Sep 27, 2003
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    Steve Kramer Guest

    Now this is a classy reply. I guess if you carry a Leica you really need
    a large stock of brilliant comebacks. No one except the owners like em,
    and don't hesitate to say it. I suppose if I wasted that much money on a
    camera I'd be upset at the results too.
    Ohhhh! I think I may have touched a raw nerve here. Well... good. :eek:)
    My goal is not to match your photos. I reached that goal with my old
    Canon Rebel X. My goal 'was' to surpass your photos, and I did that a
    long time ago with a Nikon.

    As for war zones, I usually try to stay out of them. Even this night
    shoot is putting me in an element I usually prefer to avoid. I guess you
    like those late night/early morning strolls. No one on the street to
    laugh at you camera at that hour. *grin*

    Steve Kramer
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Steve Kramer, Sep 27, 2003
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    Steve Kramer Guest

    Much of what I say, I say for fun. That's why we are here, isn't it?
    They were said in jest, but then I realized that the biggest joke was
    that it was true! I've NEVER seen one being used!

    I'm only 56, just a kid really, and being around cameras and
    photographers most of my life I would have assumed that I would have
    seen at least one being used by now too! But I haven't. Maybe they only
    come out really late at night?

    Steve Kramer
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Steve Kramer, Sep 27, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest


    Really need to use gutter language to show your 'strength'? Hmm, lotsa
    weakness there. Maybe you should spend a month or so in Asia and learn
    to save face? Your own in particular?

    Alan Browne, Sep 27, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Frankly, a real sports car driver would want nothing to do with a
    'vette. They're good girl bait (kind of girl a real driver wouldn't
    want either). In Quebec slang the expression is "Grosse Corvette, tite
    kekette." ("Big vette, little prick").

    Alan Browne, Sep 27, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    (ssshhhhh, we're trying to keep it a secret).
    Alan Browne, Sep 27, 2003
  20. That's because you haven't looked in the right places....In Rolls Royce
    glove boxes, where you'll see them next to the Grey Poupon.....
    William Graham, Sep 27, 2003
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