World War ll Veteran and the Leica M-P 240

May 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I had the distinct pleasure to meet 91 year old Frank Cotoia today. He is a spry active man that talks about his years of service like they were yesterday. He was a member of the famed 3rd Division that fought through so many major campaigns of the war from Anzio to Hitler's Eagles Den. He fought next to three time Medal of Honor recipient Audey Murphy saying how much of a regular guy he was. Cotoia's tales of the war were captivating. He taIked about his bronze star as if it were nothing but we know otherwise. I happened to have the M-P along with the 35 Cron attached and made some photos as he was talking. This camera is easy to use in a reportage situation and I found that in continuous mode three frames a sec. was plenty to capture his varied expressions. I used center weighted metering which worked well for the situation. I have the camera set to what I call news mode which is ISO 400, jpg fine, and srgb. This works best for my computer at work. I also used my Canon 5d Mk3 with the 24-70 and those images were just as good. The nice window light really added to the images.

 

WW ll VeteranLeica M-P 240 w/35 SummicronWW ll veteran Frank Cotoia of Swampscott talks about being a member of the famed 3rd Division that fought at Anzio all the way to Hitlers Eagles Nest. WW ll VeteranLeica M-P 240 w/35 SummicronWW ll veteran Frank Cotoia of Swampscott talks about being a member of the famed 3rd Division that fought at Anzio all the way to Hitlers Eagles Nest. WW ll VeteranLeica M-P 240 w/35 SummicronWW ll veteran Frank Cotoia of Swampscott talks about being a member of the famed 3rd Division that fought at Anzio all the way to Hitlers Eagles Nest. WW ll VeteranLeica M-P 240 w/35 SummicronWW ll veteran Frank Cotoia of Swampscott talks about being a member of the famed 3rd Division that fought at Anzio all the way to Hitlers Eagles Nest.


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