Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/19[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
>Or is it marketing: a group of suppliers caters for the lovers of blue >renditions and another group for the lovers of yellow renditions, all of >them (except one) carefully avoiding 'neutrality' ? As a matter of fact, film is developed with biases as well. Fuji, Kodak and Agfa have biases in their films that are perceptually discerned. It's a well-known fact. And why set up straw men to knock down? Who said anything about pre-press? I never said I saw a color variation in prepress that shows differences between the lenses. I'm talking about looking at raw chrome film. There are rare occasions, when the best reproduction might make it easy to spot some Leica characteristics (not color in this case) in a photographer's take. Such as Robert Magubane's work in South Africa in National Geographic. I didn't know him from a hole in the wall when I saw his stuff and said to myself - that's Leica. Sure enough, the next month in American Photo there was a picture of Magubane standing next to Sara Leen (of the Philadelphia Inquirer at the time) in South Africa, and an SL Mot hanging on his neck. Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch He doesn't have much of a reputation, or so I've heard.