Gotta love those serious leica shooters

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    Is there any fellow around who never forgot about that cap?
     
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    Not one using an SLR, or one who leaves the lens cap at home when shooting...
     
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    TTL metering has saved me from doing this more than once. I do hope, though, that if I looked down at the camera as many times as the guy in the video, I would eventually notice on my own!

    -NT
     
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    just turn up the asa dial, shoot right through that cap!
     
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    The rule is remove cap, fit uV and hood then place camera in gbag.

    Remember to clean uV ocassionally.

    With a M5, M6, or later you do not need to do this.

    Canon rangefinder same rule... etc.
     
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    How did you come to the conclusion that this is a serious Leica SHOOTER. I think he is a serious Leica CARRIER but not necessarily a shooter.

    He cannot put the camera in a bag because then you cannot see the red dot and no one would know he is carrying a Leica. :smile:
     
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    +1!! I am curious, though, how high should one set the ISO in order to shoot through the lens cap, and obtain a good contrast black and white negative? I have always preferred taking the easy path and just removing (and leaving in my camera bag) the lens cap. However, if one can, in fact, shoot through, the cap, then I (and countless other rangefinder shooters) wouldn't have to be concerned about losing lens caps (and those damned Leica caps are often north of $30 per!).
     
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    Then I'm in a one-man-club.
     
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    Nahh. You can make it a 2-man club. I have been known to come up with the occasional blank space when I develop my film. :D
     
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    no leica

    I never warmed up to my Leica 3f and this is one of the reasons. Later, I bought a Leica M2R and purchased a lens filter for it but no lens cap. I really liked that camera.
     
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    You seem to imply a difference where none exists... :wink:
     
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    That was pretty funny.
     
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    You'll need at least ISO 400 film to shoot through the lens cap I think.

    Personally, I never use a lens cap, so no worries there. The word Leica and shooter do not often go together :]

    Don't worry about the red dot. No one I meet knows the difference between a Leica and a crab apple anyway. I mean, pictures, that's why you have a phone, right?
     
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    Oh, there are still a few of us that get more photos than blank spots on our film. :smile:

    Though I do have to say that nowadays I use my ZI far more than my Leicas. Metal shutter curtains are far more forgiving of walking around with no lens cap than cloth ones are.
     
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    :smile:
     
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    The shots you don't get because you forgot to take the lens cap off your Leica are visibly better than the shots you don't get when you forget to take the lens cap off your Fuji.
     
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    Now that is pure conceptual art. Why not enter your blank Fuji film for the lesser Turner Prize?
     
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    "then you cannot see the red dot and no one would know he is carrying a Leica"

    meeeeeoooooww!
     
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    Some of my best range finder photographs are of the back of the lens cap from inside the camera. :whistling:
     
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    I have a few of those, plus a some great shots exposed onto the darkslides of LF holders.
     
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    You got to be rich enough to make such a mistake.
     
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    That is funny, especially he kept looking at the screen ( I am assuming its digital, too lazy to look any closer ) .