Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cameras in Movies: Spy Game (2001)

I might seen the movie many times, but at last viewing I wondered what cameras was Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt) using in the movie. The first scene where Brad Pitt is shown with a camera is when Nathan Muir (Robert Redford) is explaining their stint in Beirut. Brad Pitt cam be seen running around on a abandoned road in what appears to be heavy shelling with a film slr that has motor drive (Nikon?). In the scene with the doctor at the camp its clearly a Leica. Most definitely a M6 or M7. Other cameras used appear to be Nikon.
 Leica M7
(image courtesy Wikipedia)


Hampco Fan said...

The black Leica M body is probably an early M6. It has a plastic 28mm Leitz bright line finder in the hot shoe and a Canadian made 28mm f2.8 Elmarit.

The chrome body is likely an M6 as well (although for the era it should probably be a late model M4). With either a rigid or Dual Range chrome 50mm Summicron.

Both Leica's are using M4-2 or M4-P winders. I've used the latter: it's a serviceable winder, but not really a great piece of gear. M bodies are better off without one.

Viisshnu said...

Hampco yes I think so too, it must be an M6 for sure. I have heard some people say the same about the winders :)

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