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I don't likea leica.
No likey Leica? Never used one, film or otherwise, so maybe there's some magic that happens when you shoot with one.
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I like shooting with them. They'll be even better once Ken Rockwell and his site go away.
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I worked for a local newspaper during the summer of 1971. The paper owned a Leica slr with a couple of Leica lenses that we could check out for "special" assignments. All I remember was that the shutter was extremely quiet, the same sound a canon or nikon would make with the mirror locked up.
We shot BW film and processed it ourselves so I never ran any color film through it.
I perceived it to be an expensive camera with no real tangible benefit(s).
I'm sure they're made ridicously well, the optics are good but probably just as good as some of the finer japanese optics.

They're not getting my money.

Edit: What's Ken Rockwell got to do with Leica or anything else for that matter? I'm glad he lives far away in California. I'm sure he fits in well there. Marin, have you signed up for any of his shoots yet??
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Originally Posted by nuclearjock View Post
I worked for a local newspaper during the summer of 1971. The paper owned a Leica slr with a couple of Leica lenses that we could check out for "special" assignments. All I remember was that the shutter was extremely quiet, the same sound a canon or nikon would make with the mirror locked up.
We shot BW film and processed it ourselves so I never ran any color film through it.
I perceived it to be an expensive camera with no real tangible benefit(s).
I'm sure they're made ridicously well, the optics are good but probably just as good as some of the finer japanese optics.

They're not getting my money.

Edit: What's Ken Rockwell got to do with Leica or anything else for that matter? I'm glad he lives far away in California. I'm sure he fits in well there. Marin, have you signed up for any of his shoots yet??
Along with being a huge Nikon fanboy, he's a Leica fanboy.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...02&postcount=9

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It seems when you buy Leica you buy a stairway to heaven and unparalleled skills. Guess who wrote these (answer below):

"Thank goodness, the M9 has no mode to put moving images up on the rear LCD as you shoot. This would be inconceivably stupid for the LEICA photographer, even if popular with lesser men. The LEICA photographer's attention never leaves his subject, and certainly would never be fixed on an LCD while out shooting."

"When you shoot the LEICA, you know your photos are perfect. The Leica man never wastes his shooting time looking back at what he just shot; his eyes are always looking for his next great photo. The Leica man is part of the action, not a huddled drone off in the corner."

"Lesser men don't understand the simple brilliance of the LEICA, just as a dog doesn't understand calculus or the brilliant designs of Ive or Rams. There have always been those who appreciate elegance and purpose, and those who never will."

"Simplicity is brilliance. This simplicity allows the Leica photographer to bag 10 award-winning photos in less time than others take to find a hidden menu item, or try to rescue their mistakes later on a computer from a lesser camera."

"Men who can't comprehend genius will always be able to find ways in which the LEICA is different from lesser cameras, and turn these differences into criticism. Anyone can always find something negative to say about anything. That is not important. "

Yep, guessed right: http://kenrockwell.com/leica/m9.htm
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Along with being a huge Nikon fanboy, he's a Leica fanboy.
You're right, I forgot about "Leica man".
    
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What if Ken Rockwell is all a joke. Like the single largest trolling effort in history?
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Early morning boredom.... took this over a year ago, just processed it about 5mins ago.

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What if Ken Rockwell is all a joke. Like the single largest trolling effort in history?
Jeez, then the joke would be on Nikon I guess. Maybe he secretly works for Canon.

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Early morning boredom.... took this over a year ago, just processed it about 5mins ago.
Cool idea for a shot. I love rediscovering old shots that I had at the time thought weren't keepers and trying new PP on them. What gear do you use?
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 9/10/09 at 4:50am
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I had a dream last night. I was off shooting in southern Ohio and was going to use my D60, but the mount had warped and a lens wouldn't properly fit. I was trying everything I could, but couldn't fix it and had to use a P&S for the whole day
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I had a dream last night. I was off shooting in southern Ohio and was going to use my D60, but the mount had warped and a lens wouldn't properly fit. I was trying everything I could, but couldn't fix it and had to use a P&S for the whole day
Sounds like a nightmare, not a dream
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