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I have a feeling that while street photography is akin to a type of sport for NB23, the sport is actually Rollerball! :whistling:
 
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No, the problem here is you want everyone else to acquiesce to your POV.
No, the problem here is you want everyone else to acquiesce to your POV.

Oh, You didn’t understand then.

I reach 1 to 4 fps with my Leica M quite easily.
 

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Surprised nobody's mentioned the Robot cameras here.

Well, let's not forget the Kodak Motormatic 35. I've got one, the spring is good for around a dozen frames at around 2 per second -- except you have to manually cock the shutter in between.
 
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Arrono, y’all act as if it crazy to shoot street anywhere between 1 and 4 fps.

Frames 3 and 4 are where keepers reside, in high fructose adrenalin packed, award-winning scenes.
 
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So why do you shoot the first two frames? Sounds like you are wasting a lot of film.

The question should be why do I shoot 35mm.

Because it is faster!
 

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Looking at that Magnum Contact Sheet book this is what pros do. 35 so so rejects and one good keeper.

At $13.00 for a roll of 35mm Tri-X, this hunting sport is getting as expensive as a Safari in Africa.
 

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Interesting you bring movies into the subject matter, given your need to blast away until you get something. Almost like taking a still from a movie.

I saw a clip from a film that Cartier-Bresson made in Paris when the Nazis left town. It showed a French woman angrily confronting a female collaborator. From that clip there was one powerful image that has often been presented as a still. That came as a shock to me.
 

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Now I'm thinking I should try some high-speed street shooting with my Nikon F6, on Continuous.
 

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I reach 1 to 4 fps with my Leica M quite easily.
Anyone can make claims.

Prove it. Make the shots on video with a timer of a moving subject. Print the shots and post them up with the video.

Talk is cheap.

Chris
 

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Anyone can make claims.

Prove it. Make the shots on video with a timer of a moving subject. Print the shots and post them up with the video.

Talk is cheap.

Chris

Better yet become more skillful and learn to anticipate the decisive moment. That is what real photographers do. :laugh:
 
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Anyone can make claims.

Prove it. Make the shots on video with a timer of a moving subject. Print the shots and post them up with the video.

Talk is cheap.

Chris

My word is enough
 
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Ahh, got it, you're trolling. Fair enough, carry on. :smile:

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Same can be said for you, sir.

You obviously do not own a Leica M + Leicavit. Because if you did you’d know.

Now please go buy a Leica MP + Leicavit and get back to us. Oh, don’t want to test it yourself?

Ahh, got it, you're trolling. Fair enough, carry on. :smile:
 

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Same can be said for you, sir.

You obviously do not own a Leica M + Leicavit. Because if you did you’d know.

Now please go buy a Leica MP + Leicavit and get back to us. Oh, don’t want to test it yourself?

Ahh, got it, you're trolling. Fair enough, carry on. :smile:

Nope, you made the claim. Put up or shut up. :smile:

Chris
 

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It's a neat gadget, and I wouldn't doubt 2fps. I think I could do 1fps with an M3 without the Leicavit but the benefit of the Leicavit is firing with one hand while quickly advancing with the other hand, which I would think would be better for keeping the camera stable (ish) while you're advancing. Much easier to use a camera with a motor drive of course, but whatever. I had a Contax G2 that could effortlessly fire I think 4fps, all while autofocusing, smooth as silk. You could quickly empty your wallet with a film wasting system like that.
 

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Arrono, y’all act as if it crazy to shoot street anywhere between 1 and 4 fps.

Frames 3 and 4 are where keepers reside, in high fructose adrenalin packed, award-winning scenes.

Count to three, then take a pic.

You're welcome.
 

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How are you folks firing the camera that fast?
I have a Ricoh 500 with a bottom pull-cock, but still only good for about 1 fps. The first motor drive camera I ever used only did 3fps on a fresh battery.
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I don't think so called street photography is a sport. It is more a meditation.
 

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How are you folks firing the camera that fast?
I have a Ricoh 500 with a bottom pull-cock, but still only good for about 1 fps. The first motor drive camera I ever used only did 3fps on a fresh battery.
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That's no Ricoh 500; that's a Ricoh Five-One-Nine. If the top says "500", then somebody swapped tops.
And you won't get over 1 fps with those oily shutter blades.
OTOH, those sluggish blades will make the shutter silent, making it even better on the street. 🙂
Sharp lens in that Five-One-Nine, BTW. Be sure to shoot some film with it.
 
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