Learning with the M9P

Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by stillshunter, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
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    Mark
    Not sure if y'all have stumbled on the progress of this guy as he learns his way with a new Leica M9P with Noctilux - as recommended to him by the camera store - as a good camera to learn how to take better pictures.

    Review of the M9P
    [video=youtube_share;bcPqXKH69j4]http://youtu.be/bcPqXKH69j4[/video]

    Some hints and tricks with the Noctilux
    [video=youtube_share;z9NWeMkBN_A]http://youtu.be/z9NWeMkBN_A[/video]

    Some sample shots
    [video=youtube_share;hnviDnpShU8]http://youtu.be/hnviDnpShU8[/video]

    Might just be my Aussie sense of humour but I love this! Can't wait to see and learn more
     
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hehehe .... i saw this in a thread at RFF, where rather a lot of people seem to have had an irony-bypass ...
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    That was a very funny video!
     
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  4. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Funny you mention this Paul. My humour is pretty dry and often sarcastic (I know, I know the lowest form of wit :blush:). Now I don't mean to be racist but....having friends and colleagues around the globe I find a vast difference in their humour. Brits often get where I'm coming from and I find their repartee utterly entertaining - on the whole. Then most folks I know from the States, when you employ this wit - and more exaggerated when used in British company - look at you quite dumbfounded...and sometimes astounded and shocked at our irreverence. Then I noticed some regional differences. Many of these US folks are from the South or mid-west....and a New Yorker I knew sort of got it. I find this all curious as this is the land that spawned the likes of Woody Allen and Stevie Wright :confused:
     
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Jack
    Hmmm ... I'm from the South and I believe the Southern sense of humor is much more laid back and understanding. Most New Yorkers I know definitely have less tolerance for sarcasm that we Southerners do.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    the idea is relatively funny, but the execution is a tad boring. If someone could send me their M9, I'd be happy to demonstrate how I would do it better ;)
     
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  7. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    I'm not convinced he meant it to be funny which makes it even funnier.
    I've seen a few videos like this giving instructions, for example on how to make and English longbow using planks of wood from the local lumber yard and a buzz saw! They were being serious and I'm not sure this guy isn't as well.
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 28, 2011
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    ROFLMAO!!!!!! :rofl: This is absolute gold!!
     
  9. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular Subscribing Member

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
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    Hey I don't know why everyone is making fun of this guy, I only use even numbers too, but I wish he would have said whos name the "f" refers to in the numbering scale on the lens. And I think he's talking about the "keep people's faces unrecognizable" zone method of distance focusing where you keep everyone far enough away from you so you can't recognize them so you're sure to be in focus.

    :rofl::rofl:...sorry, but that video was hilarious, thanks for the post. :clap2:
     
  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    It obviously has to be a joke since his camera and lens likely cost a lot more than his "house". But the delivery is so bone dry its almost hard to tell for sure. Kind of souds like Eugene Levy after a dose of muscle relaxers.

    A good yuk.

    -Ray
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    I like Eugene Levy when I've had a dose of muscle relaxers. :biggrin:
     
  12. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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    Bill
    I think that he used the new Nikon D800 to shoot the video
     
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