Say it Isn't So!!!!

Started Jan 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Artichoke Forum Pro • Posts: 12,453
fine examples of action photography, Jeff (5 pics from me & 1 from a master)

in the grand tradition of rangefinder photography

a Leica camera (in the hands of Robert Capa) captured perhaps the greatest war action photograph ever taken

I prefer using a rangefinder for action work, though I admit I don't do this as often as I should
here are a few action shots from my Leica captures taken with the M8 & M9

stopping down a bit as I had lots of light & the surrounding elements were critical to the success of this image

opened the lens up for this one yet still got the eye in focus

much less light available here, taken opened up with a 75 Summilux, my favorite lens for this kind of work

I find my Leica M9 produces fine high ISO color in low light circumstances

most Leica shooters prefer BW to color for many of our photographs, because BW adds drama & emphasizes composition

shooting information & larger versions of these can be found in my Leica M galleries on pbase here ------> and many more, though you will have to look about a bit
folks often come to this forum with opinions based on limited experience
shooting a rangefinder does take a bit of practice

freeing oneself from the tyranny of through the lens automated cameras does require some effort, but well worth the investment

I truly hope that someone (Fujifilm could do it) develops a less expensive true RF system as this kind of photography has many advantages & in particular for action work

there is nothing like being able to see beyond the capture frame to help with action photography
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