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Roger Hicks
07-14-2010, 10:27
Note 'with', not 'on'. How many others have spouses/significant others who aso use M-mount cameras? You 'cheat' by halving the load and doubling the versatility. One body each, a third body for backup, 4-5 lenses between us...

Cheers,

R.

maggieo
07-14-2010, 10:33
Roger, don't be ridiculous. Everyone knows that men can't do photography! ;)

jsrockit
07-14-2010, 10:33
I wish. I haven't even been friends with a woman who owned a Leica.

DNG
07-14-2010, 10:42
My wife is not very photographically inclined. But, I have noticed that since I acquired my dads Nikon D50, she has picked it up a few times to photograph our son, he self-claimed as his own. I have bought her a Sony w120 ultra-compact, but, our son took that over too :p.

It seems like every camera my wife tries to use, our son claims it as his own. So, maybe, I may cheat with my son down the road. :D

I'll try one more camera for my wife...although, it remains mine, she can use it, but NOT our son!. It will be the Pany G1 with a 17mm pancake... No Leica for her yet.

t.s.k.
07-14-2010, 10:43
She carries a purse larger than my camera bag. So no...not possible.

hipsterdufus
07-14-2010, 10:47
My wife is an excellent photographer; however, she loves the simplicity of her Canon AE-1, since that's what she started on. I don't blame her. Actually, it makes me quite happy, since I could never swing that much Leica equipment financially. Some of the stuff she does with her cheap gear blows my stuff out of the water anyway. :D

maggieo
07-14-2010, 11:09
I wish. I haven't even been friends with a woman who owned a Leica.

Talk nice to me and maybe you will.

Brian Legge
07-14-2010, 11:19
Almost. My wife is mostly an automatic/instant camera person but she got really interested in TLRs. Instead of sharing the load, we're out with a Rolleicord and Autocord. Not exactly the same thing...

She doesn't like rangefinder focusing but does enjoy using the F4s. I suppose I could take the FG and her the F4s if we go out. ;)

johannielscom
07-14-2010, 11:23
Talk nice to me and maybe you will.

:D :D Very nice Maggie!

Lemme add to the disaster: I don't even have any friends at all that shoot Leica's, 'xcept you lot here.

Any holidays to the Netherlands anytime soon, Maggie? ;)

maggieo
07-14-2010, 11:35
:D :D Very nice Maggie!

Lemme add to the disaster: I don't even have any friends at all that shoot Leica's, 'xcept you lot here.

Any holidays to the Netherlands anytime soon, Maggie? ;)

:D:D:D:D

You know, I think I'm in the same boat that the only other Leica shooters I know are all from here, too.

My SO shoots a D-Lux 3, but lately sticks to his D90 kit most of the time.

I would love a holiday in the Netherlands! But, thanks to caretaking duties for elderly parents and pets, I haven't had a holiday since March of '09 and there aren't any in sight...:mad:

Chris101
07-14-2010, 11:37
I have a woman friend who once asked if my Leica was a Leica. It's all taped up, so I said "Nah, Russian knock-off." I was sure she'd want to borrow it if I had fessed up. (She's got my Mamiya 645 right now.)

emraphoto
07-14-2010, 11:45
My wife is a remarkably good photographer with little effort. I can offer up a disposable and she will get a few winners and say "that was fun".

She enjoys the Leica but prefers to just compose and shoot. Can't find a fault with it really.

bmasonoh
07-14-2010, 11:54
I wish. It would make for less explaining after the fact :rolleyes:

robklurfield
07-14-2010, 11:57
she'll use one of mine if I ask nicely and put in her hands, but she doesn't seek it out. however, on some expeditions in NYC she has occasionally given me a sharp elbow to point at some scene she thinks I'm missing -- sometimes with very wonderful results.

SimonSawSunlight
07-14-2010, 12:11
my girlfriend has a Leica CL. but no lens for it, so she's using a J-8 I don't need and is stealing other lenses the rest of the time. not a real win-win for me. :D

Steve Bellayr
07-14-2010, 12:38
My wife uses an evil SLR.

hipsterdufus
07-14-2010, 12:44
my girlfriend has a Leica CL. but no lens for it, so she's using a J-8 I don't need and is stealing other lenses the rest of the time. not a real win-win for me. :D

She's just using you for the lenses! ;)

Mephiloco
07-14-2010, 12:53
my girlfriend just bought a cheap fuji p&s. I don't know any girls, or really anyone, near my age that uses leica or hasselblad equipment. There's a DP I work with that shoots with a m8 and a m9, but he's like, 70. Wish I had someone to share lenses with, as I have only 'cheap' lenses... Couple Jupiter 8's, an Industar, Summarit 50/1.5, CV 35/2.5, CV 35/1.7, and a Canon 85/1.9. Nothing really of value

tom_uk
07-14-2010, 13:09
I'm working on it. So far we've got as far as (ahem...) a Canon 500D each, plus a set of shared lenses.

So far I'm the only only Leica owner in the family.

robbeiflex
07-14-2010, 13:13
She grabs the DSLR sometimes and often gets great shots with it but otherwise uses her P&S to great effect, meanwhile I get to carry everything in exchange for occasionally getting her to carry my sunglasses in her purse. ;)

Since she's OK with the manual focus so I'm thinking of an EVIL camera so that I can shoot film and she can shoot digital all with one set of lenses. This is not in our budget for now and I'm waiting for a Canon or Nikon ~1.5 crop factor EVIL, so for the time being I'll continue choosing one or the other or carrying the whole digital kit plus film kit when required.

BishT
07-14-2010, 18:11
I loaned my wife my old 5D hoping that she'd share my passion for photography. After several months of casual photography she commented that she preferred the 'look' of the photos I'd taken with my M8 and appreciated the small size of the camera. I recently bought a used M8 for her birthday. Now I have to admit that she has a more artistic eye than me! She's just beginning to learn the technical aspects of photography, but has a wonderful native talent. I have a lot to learn from her about how to make a worthwhile photograph. I'm a happy man!

nikon_sam
07-14-2010, 21:56
When we were first married I bought my wife a Pentax P3. She was very excited when she opened the package..I doubt there's been more than ten rolls through that camera...
I was using my Pentax MX's at that time with Vivitar Series One lenses...
So..."No", I can't cheat with my wife's gear...
She won't even pick up one of my cameras if it was sitting on the table all ready to go...

cnphoto
07-14-2010, 22:56
my fiance now "owns" my first camera (film SLR), and has remarked number of times how pretty the M3 is (she has a thing for vintage furniture, clothes etc). and has said that she would like one, but i think it is too daunting without a meter.

perhaps i will buy her a CL or CLE and 40mm Summi or Rokkor (OR a chrome M6 and a 40mm Summi / Rokkor)... an M6 would look nice in my colection :) currently she uses my LX3 that she bought for me for my birthday (that I asked for when asked what i would like, thought at least one digital camera would be nice. but i just don't really use it).

kshapero
07-14-2010, 22:57
My wife does not shot much (she likes to just tell me, "Shoot, Shoot!") but she actually is a wonderful photog.