Shooting Architecture with a Leica MP and a Fuji GF670

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by MarkG, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. MarkG

    MarkG Member

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    In this latest rangefinder walkabout™, I continue to explore the strengths of both the Leica MP and the Fuji GF670, but this time in an architectural application. You can read about my experiences and impressions here: http://wp.me/ph0f6-3w

    Enjoy!

    Mark
     
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    I've really enjoyed your series comparing the Leica and Fuji. It's making me really itchy for the Fuji GF670. I've been eyeing it for some time. What would you say about ease of use for a serious amateur?
     
  3. MarkG

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    Thanks for your feedback Inky.

    Re the Fuji and ease of use: if you've had experience using a "match needle" metering system (where you have to adjust the aperture and/or shutter speed to lock in to the correct exposure) OR an aperture priority system, you'll be fine. From what others say, the biggest challenge is mastering the rangefinder focusing system but since I've used a Leica M for five years, I'm used to that (and like it).

    Of course, there is a bit of "process" associated with the Fuji: unfolding the camera, setting an aperture (and letting the system find the best shutter speed) and focusing but I'm convinced that most people can master this just fine. Don't get me wrong: you won't be able to fire away like a DSLR in "machine gun" mode . . . but that's not prevented me from catching some quickly moving subjects or quickly changing scenes.

    For me, the reward is this: beautiful negatives with great tonality.

    Let us know what you decide . . .

    Mark