Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/29

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Subject: [Leica] Best photography books
From: "Khoffberg" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 13:19:37 -0800

I was reviewing my own pitifully small collection of photography books -
both the technique oriented kind and the fifteen pound coffee table kind.
With the holiday season fast approaching (what would you like for Christmas
dear - other than a Noctilux?), I was wondering what books people were
especially fond of?  Doesn't even have to be Leica specific.

I'll start the ball rolling with Ken Duncan's book called The Great South
Land.  Ken is Australian and works with a Linhof 617S.  (Interestingly
enough, he uses a Nikon N90 for a light meter).  Lovely sweeping images of a
wonderful sweeping land.

As an aside, I was there earlier this year and would recommend Tasmania
without qualification.  The people are terrific, the scenery is wondrous,
Hobart is charming, and Port Arthur (the penal facility) is haunting.  If
you can't find something to photograph there, you're simply beyond hope.

I might also nominate 75 Years of Leica Photography but I'll bet there's
even better stuff out there.

On a parallel track, if there are Luggers out there with books in
publication (we've heard about two in the last month or so), I'd love to
hear about them as well.


Kevin Hoffberg