Leica LEICINA SPECIAL
Posted 01 January 2007 - 07:06 PM
I am looking at buying a Leica Leicina Special camera. Can anyone advise on the general pros and cons associated with this camera? Is this camera loud when it operates?
Thanks in advance,
Posted 02 January 2007 - 04:45 AM
Is this camera loud when it operates?
My Leicina Special is pretty loud, at least 45-50dbA/1ft at 25fps with cartridge loaded. Mine isn't very sync, it's something around 24fps when set to 25fps...
a proper serviced and lubricated device might perform better...for sound you have to blimp it anyway...
Good lenses, the zoom is amazing, the 10mm-prime performs pretty well also, with the 10mm the camera is very compact.
Asa-setting from 16 to 400
Different Speeds, time-exposure, lap-disolve
Different viewfinder options: arial image with hair cross, central split image, microsprism screen
Compatible with leica stillphoto-lenses
Special gate-construction, good steadiness (if in good shape or serviced)
hard to find service
Posted 02 January 2007 - 05:26 AM
The handle can feel a bit flimsy, and is not very ergonomic.
The battery packs often seem to wear out and break.
But it is a lovely camera all in all
Posted 02 January 2007 - 05:45 AM
Once you're used to put the camera on your forehead, you'll find it a very natural way framing when shooting without trypod...
Some people may find the position of the viewfinder a bit tricky.
For me it's the most confortable camera to shoot freehand...
on a trypod it can be a little tricky
the trigger on the backside of the handle makes that the camera doesn't move when you pull the trigger...