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Portraits with Leica

 
Compact ­ Diss
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Oct 09, 2015 12:58 |  #1

I own a Leica M-P, but when doing portraits I go right to my Canon 5D MKIII.

Is anyone using the Leica for portraits in studio? Links or images?

What are your thoughts on using the Leica in studio?


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Oct 24, 2015 13:50 |  #2

All the views and no reply, oh I get it, you only take pics of your Leica's. Pathetic part of the forum.


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Oct 24, 2015 14:14 as a reply to Compact Diss's post |  #3

I was curious to hear responses to this too. I think you'll do better posing the question in a forum with greater dedication to Leica or browsing tags on flickr.


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airfrogusmc
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Oct 30, 2015 14:55 |  #4

I do environmental portraits with my MM when I have an annual report or something like that needs to be B&W.

Here's a couple

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Oct 31, 2015 11:26 |  #5

Compact Diss wrote in post #17739009 (external link)
I own a Leica M-P, but when doing portraits I go right to my Canon 5D MKIII.

Is anyone using the Leica for portraits in studio? Links or images?

What are your thoughts on using the Leica in studio?

I have used mine in the studio, but for copying artwork, and i cant share the pics.
I rarely shoot people in the studio.

for day to day work (mainly environmental portraits) i use the work issued 1DX, I make use of a lot of flash, and the ST-E3 doesn't play nicely with Non-Canon cameras, otherwise i would use the leica a lot more.
I do take a lot of photos of my kids (in addition to everything else i use it for) with the M240 and a pair of 580EX bounced off the ceiling, not really portraits as such though.

Compact Diss wrote in post #17758551 (external link)
All the views and no reply, oh I get it, you only take pics of your Leica's. Pathetic part of the forum.

Lovely attitude !
have you seen the Leica Lovers Anonymous thread ? lots of great pics, very few of cameras.

this subsection has very few users, theres maybe 5-10 of us who regularly post here - its not as heavily trafficked as other parts of the forum (a Leica specific forum, like LUF would have probably given you lots of responses, very quickly)


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big_g
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Nov 01, 2015 12:10 as a reply to Echo63's post |  #6

Not really studio portraits but definitely portraits and definitely with Leicas :)

M typ 240 with Summilux 50 1.4 ASPH

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M9 with Summilux 50 1.4 ASPH (my only lens!!!)

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Don't think the Leica's natural habitat is in the studio, its for the street. If I ever do anything in my "studio" I would use my 5D2.

Leica - M (typ 240), M Monochrom (typ 246), Noctilux 50 f0.95, Summilux 50 f1.4 ASPH, Super Elmarit 18 f3.8, Summicron 35 f2, Summarit 35 f2.5
Canon - 1D4, 5D2, 8-15L, 17-40L, TSE 17L, TSE 24L Mk 2, 24-70L, 24-105L, 50L, 100 L IS Macro, 70-200 2.8L IS, 85L, 100-400L, 300 2.8 L IS, 500L IS
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Nov 03, 2015 08:30 |  #7

Thanks for the replies everyone! For portraits I do use my Canon's but wanted to see if any potential with a Leica for other than street shots.


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Nov 05, 2015 03:24 as a reply to Compact Diss's post |  #8

Every tool has its use but I think the main advantages of the Leica rangefinder (seeing outside of the frame, discreet, quiet etc) are lost in the studio and a lot of its disadvantages become more prevalent (low flash syc, slow speed compared to modern DSLR etc)

Different horses for different courses :)


Leica - M (typ 240), M Monochrom (typ 246), Noctilux 50 f0.95, Summilux 50 f1.4 ASPH, Super Elmarit 18 f3.8, Summicron 35 f2, Summarit 35 f2.5
Canon - 1D4, 5D2, 8-15L, 17-40L, TSE 17L, TSE 24L Mk 2, 24-70L, 24-105L, 50L, 100 L IS Macro, 70-200 2.8L IS, 85L, 100-400L, 300 2.8 L IS, 500L IS
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airfrogusmc
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Nov 11, 2015 08:21 |  #9

Just back from Key West. A few street portraits.

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airfrogusmc
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Dec 20, 2015 09:39 |  #10

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airfrogusmc
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Dec 25, 2015 13:35 |  #11

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airfrogusmc
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Jan 26, 2016 19:08 |  #12

Ok Here ya go. The new M 262 and the 90 f/2 cron and a formal portrait

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Jan 26, 2016 19:10 |  #13

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