Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] glamour/nude photography
From: "Joe Stephenson" <>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 12:12:20 -0700

Dear Mike,
I would start with the 50mm lens and then add others if you run into things
that the 50 will not do. You may find that the 50 mm focal length will be
all that you need. I hardly think if matters if the subject is clothed or
not; the 50 will handle a lot of situations very well.
Joe Stephenson
Mike McGyver wrote:
I've decided to start nude photography as a hobby.  In my research so
far, and considering the style I want to do (natural, no artificial
lighting), I have decided that a Leica M6 would be best suited for me.
My question is, what focal lengths are recommended?  I know super-wides
wouldn't be very flattering because of the distortion.  I was thinking
of getting the classic Summicron trio 35-50-90, or even a 35/90
Summicrons and 50 Noctilux.  Does anyone have any other suggestions
and/or recommend any good books to check out?  Thanks!