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Friday, September 01, 2006

Yes, I Leica

Quick question: Do any of you readers out there use a Leica 35mm camera? If so, care to share with me your reasons? I hear they're amazing yet I don't know why. I do know that Diane Arbus used them, which is encouraging. Similarly, fans of any other rangefinder cameras, I'd be curious to hear you weigh in as well. Use the comment section or email me directly: hey_prettyblog@yahoo.com.


Blogger I-66 said...

Did you tutor lacrosse players to save up money to buy it?

...I don't have anything else to offer since I use a Canon.

4:50 PM  
Blogger ejtakeslife said...

YES! Someone else who read "Leica" and instantly thought Eurotrip!

But if you get a Leica, it won't be like a weiner.

6:34 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

You wanna see my itinerary?

7:10 PM  
Blogger Hey Pretty said...

sigh..i have no idea what you all are talking about. i guess i need to see eurotrip?

9:35 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

Ohhhh HP. Say it ain't so!

1:28 AM  
Blogger "Write this in your book..." said...

It seems like the comments are off topic, so I see no harm in making my own unrelated statement (stemming from your Diane Arbus reference). I love this photo: http://www.fotorevista.com.ar/Maestros/Arbus/arbus_hand_grenade.jpg

5:32 PM  
Blogger Hey Pretty said...

I like it too. The depth of field is great, and I like that the subject is just slightly not centered in the photo. I am so tired of photographers using the rule of thirds. Mix it up a bit, people!

6:46 PM  
Blogger dave said...

in it's day there was nothing better than a leica. but i think now you can get just as good for a better price.
there's a saying about zeiss optics. zeiss is nice at twice the price.
i used to work at earnst leitz canada, maker of the leica lenses for their lens assemblies. the quality is outstanding but as i said earlier, i think you pay for the name.

2:47 PM  

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