What's he shooting with?

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  1. bvy

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    I found a great video series on street photographer Jeff Mermelstein:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuXcm35m50Y

    I'm curious if anyone knows or can tell what he's shooting with. There's a close up shot of his camera about 1:38 into the (part 1) video.

    Thanks.
     
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    At 3:40, another closeup - Looks like a Lecia.
     
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    Brian,

    Looks like a black body M series with may be a 75mm/90mm on it. Just my guess.

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    Looks like a Lecia to me as well. Set the lens at say f/8 and the focus at say 4 or 5 feet depending on film and what he has in mind. Notice on the still shots of things like reflections he adjusts the focus by moving the camera closer or further away and with the people walking by he waits till the distance is correct. Not my style but it works for him. I feel this is at least for me an intrusive type of photography. At events like parades or rallys I always ask if I can photograph someone and to this date no one has said no.
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    Looks like a Lecia to me.

    Jeff
     
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    I looked again, slanted rewind=new camera, Leica on the front=M6, lens not to long 75mm. A good street combo.

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    Leica M series camera. Early on he is using a 35 mm lens from judging from the cutout lenshood. His bag probably has a variety of lenses.
     
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    When seeing a man who is shooting people on the streets (live, or on a video like this one), on and on and on, it might look even stupid and also ruining something personal, and we might as ourselfs: what with shooting faces of people on the streets, why and what with that? (I do ask that myself)

    And after, when we see the actual photographs, maybe a small amount of pictures from the entire shooting, but there is this ODD situations in the everyday common people's lives which looks amazing.
     
  9. bvy

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    I figured it must be a Leica. 75mm -- that kind of surprises me. Not what I would pick for the street. I find normal (50mm) too confining.

    Thanks everyone for taking a look.