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Well, what did you expect? I was resting (hence the coffee). Besides, I didn't have anything to post back when everybody was bragging graphically about their gear. ;)
Leicas and latte, mmmm. LOL. Good one Francisco. Curt in Canada.
Is that the 50 cron Francisco? It looks nice, a little smaller than the Nokton I have seen in the spec sheets of both.
rover, indeed, that's the 'cron (the only one I have). The Hexanon is slightly bigger, and so is the Nokton. The thing with the 'cron (and with a number of RF lenses as I have experienced) is that even wide open it's wonderfully sharp.
But it doesn't look at all like the Leica promotional photos. The lenses on those shots are Summilux (whose filter thread size is 46mm). They may look cool, but they ain't Summicrons. ;)
However... I really would like one. They're a bit faster (f1.4 vs the 'cron f2).
Show off :P
Perhaps I should show off by putting my 8x10 on a coffee table with 100+ cups of coffee to one side, to counter balance the weight of the camera and stop the table tripping over...
Be careful not to spill latte on the M6.
First time I held the M6 in a camera show a few years ago,I swore to get it some day,well,years later,the closest thing I have is the Konica Hexar Silver..
It is still, not the M6...
Oh, c'mon, Stu, lemme show off my li'l Leica just once... ;)
Besides, there was a thread here early in the year when everybody was posting shots of their gear. They looked like family portraits, quite original, right Rover?
Only one little note: the coffee next to the camera is an expresso, not a latte (too milky, sorry, not my type). In Spain not only do you find the best coffee in the world, but also the best "cortado" (an expresso with a shot of milk, just to "cut" the coffee, hence the name). It has a neat flavor: velvety, warm and, if you like it, delicately sweet and intense.
Like this new version of an old original! Just like the fifties, when photographers took a break and non-chalantly placed their gear on the table. BTW, this time I am showing off! :D
I invented my own coffee drink: the Torquemada. 4 shots of espresso in a big mug of strong Ethiopian Harrar coffee. A touch of turbinado (raw) sugar, and there you go. Mmmm, makes my teeth vibrate just to think about it.
Francisco, I stole a page from your book this morning when I was out with my CL. I've been shooting mainly digital lately so took my ol' friend on a trip of its own.
The coffee wasn't as good as what you had, but it was cold and rainy today with a high wind and the Starbucks Tall Mild went down pretty well!
The CL has a CV 90mm Lanthar APO attached in this shot.
Francisco you may have opened Pandora's box this time :D
Have you considered the huge numbers involved in combining all our cameras with all the coffee variations available ?
Could this thread be renamed to something like "My camera, my coffee" ? ;)
that's a good idea oscar!
i'm starting to think that i also should do a 'portrait' of my cameras.
maybe that could be next month's photo theme for our project.
or maybe hide the camera in the photo, like where's waldo?
Originally posted by backalley photo
maybe hide the camera in the photo, like where's waldo?
What came to my mind:
Take a shot of your favourite camera, make hundreds of prints to cover your living room's floor & walls with them, place the real camera somewhere among those prints, and take a shot of the room with a 15mm or 21mm lens.
Now where can I make hundreds of print cheaply?! Use photocopier maybe?
Title for the photo assignment: Cameras at their watering spots!
Originally posted by SolaresLarrave
...Cameras at their watering spots! Do you mean like this one, Francisco? Camera repairman with repaired camera and bill, at repair shop...
I'm thinking that I need tp photograph my Kiev IV for this thread, but not with coffee...... maybe with a Black Russian....
Nice shot Doug, love the amused/amazed look on the repairman's face. Guess being a Canadian, a good shot for me would be an old RF and a steaming cup of Tim Horton's or Robin's finest.
The TTL metering is not new,why called the M6TTL? a bit like calling," BMW 750 Automatic"?
Of course,in '86 the M6 did not have the TTL, but the M4-P doesn't even hava a meter,and they din't call them M4-P NM(no meter)...
No,not an Andy Rooney moment...just wondering...
Not having either variety of M6, I'll venture that the TTL refers only to flash metering.
You're right, Doug, the TTL metering was only for the flash, and, needless to say, it works only with the Leica SF20 flash.
Does it mean that, after some 3,000 dollars,every time a N55,65,70,75,80,F50,60, flip their build in flash that achive the same function M6TTL + sf20 does?
I don't know,so M owners please don't get mad...
Actually, taipei, yes, the TTL in the M6TTL means that the body camera has the circuitry to read flash intensity through the lens. See, most flashes of the traditional kind (say, Vivitar 283) are "automatic" flashes. This means the flash itself measures and controls the light output through a sensor on its body. When a camera has TTL flash sensors, it makes life easier as the camera, not the flash, regulates the output measured through the lens... exactly the same way the Nikon N55-N80 do.
The miracle here is that Leicas simply didn't have the circuitry before.
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