Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/06

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Subject: [Leica] Salgado's lenses
From: Robert Appleby and Sue Darlow <>
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 21:39:06 +0200

Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 09:37:40 -0500
From: "Robert Meier" <>
Subject: [Leica] Re: Salgado's Lenses
Message-ID: <001501bfcfc4$c766b580$5691e1cf@usf-1159-14>

Some time ago it was mentioned here that Salgado uses two M6's with 35 and
28 lenses, and an R6.2 with the 60mm Macro-Elmarit and a zoom, I think
70-180.  What, I have been wondering, does he use the macro for?  I have
never seen a close-up shot of his published.  Is that his portrait lens?

Actually I was quite intrigued myself by this line up. The way I see it is,
he uses the 35 and 28 to back each other up in case one breaks, they're
very similar. Then he has the 60 to back up the zoom - carrying a second
zoom would just be too heavy.
That way you've got a flexible wide-angle + headshot set up with backups
for your most used focal lengths. Ingenious - but I'm just speculating.
Looking at his work I would think that he uses a fast 35 most of the time.
I should also think that SS - like everyone else - does a lot of stock
photography around his assignments, so a macro lens would be handy for that.
Robert Appleby and Sue Darlow
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