Shabang

Joined on Mar 23, 2023

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  • As a pro wedding photographer with an SL2 I would say that investment in a nice Leica is well worth it.  If you don't like the autofocus just use manual lenses like we do.  There is simply no ...
  • We are quite happy using adapted Spiratone lenses on our SL2.  I think they would work well on your M11.  They are very much underrated lenses that can be had for cheap.
  • Replied in You can try...
    Some people don't think the same way.  We've put a lot of time into what we decide and use all of the input from others. In the case of the flash reflector, the customer response has been ...
  • One alternative to this is to have lens adapters for each camera so that allow  interchange of  lenses between different bodies.  If you pick lenses that can be adapted to multiple cameras then ...
  • We have been keeping statistics at our wedding gigs.  We only use manual focus lenses and we try to shoot at the smallest aperture possible to give us the best focus.  Outdoors we always use f11, ...
  • We are finding our clients food offerings to be fine.  In fact, we have to lay off the cake since we are gaining weight. Don't want to be know as fat couple with a Leica :).
  • Yes, those are long days.  A single beer for me and a glass of wine for my wife at some point in that 14 hours makes us feel very relaxed.  We both gave up smoking last year since it would not be ...
  • Yes, but we all must start somewhere.  We chose to buy the most expensive and best camera first, a Leica SL2, then get some classic lenses, now the rest of the equipment.  According to my wife's ...
  • Thanks, we will look over at Cowboy.  We are going to try out our homemade reflector this weekend.  We are very happy with the 80 yr old pro's tip who advised us to use a flash with a rubberband ...
  • Thanks, good idea!
  • Created discussion thread Alternative to flash umbrella?
    Hi All, We've went shopping for some reflectors at a local photography shop and spent about an hour looking at different options.  The pro umbrellas are just so expensive.  We went home and found ...
  • Well, we get advice from people who grew up using the unreliable equipment of the past saying to carry even TWO extra bodies.  Times have changed and the newer higher end products are quite ...
  • It looks like you have a nice kit.  Have you considered one expensive body rather than two less expensive ones?  We went with a Leica SL2 to allow a lighter bag than we would have with two ...
  • Great advice, BAK. We try to limit our bags to one, with five internal trays, if possible.  It is all about the quality of the equipment, not so much quantity.  I've yet to find commercial bags ...
  • Foam dust is a problem with the very cheap foam.  You need to use a closed-cell polyurethane foam and that problem goes away.  Very cost effective and comfortable for the lenses/camera.  Saves us ...
  • Just a quick note on this. You can get foam cheap on ebay and cut it with an electric carving knife (like you use for Thanksgiving turkey). Trader Joe cooler bag + custom cut foam leaves lots of ...
  • We have been using Trader Joe cooler bags at $5/ea.  These can be left in the car without attracting attention, since nobody is going to steal your frozen corn.  We have made dividers to separate ...
  • We do have some very good photos   Had the groom been a bit more photogenic and not made buck tooth faces in a bunch of them we’d have more.  The bride pictures are superb
  • We have shown them some of the pictures and said more are coming. We did not want to insult the couple with a dime store camera.  Our whole business is based on a superior camera body achieving ...
  • We had actually thought of using film while forming our business but our comparison of prints between film and Leica leaned us in the Leica direction  Of course the film prints were actually done ...
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