Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/19

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Sorry...forgot subject
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 17:03:58 -0800

It was an R. Ansel, like my colleagues and me, grew up photographically
using the ground glass of a view camera. The SLR is a natural progression.
That's why my main Leica system is R based. But I enjoy the freedom of my M


At 12:08 AM 1/19/99 +2300, you wrote:
>Ansel Adams, in fact, was an avid user of "normal" focal length back during
>his "8x10 period." Many shots were taken with a 300mm on his 8x10 which is
>considered normal focal length for this size film. Some taken with 10 in.
>(wide angle) and some taken with 19 in. (slightly long). I can't remember
>any reference to anything longer than 19 (480mm) so this may be the longest
>lense he had for the 8x10. I really don't know what he used during the later
>years on his Hasselblad except for one of his most famous shots taken on
>Hassey with a 250C (the one in Examples). I just remembered...that book also
>has a Hassey shot taken at White Sands with a 50mm. To bring this back on
>topic, did you know that he used a Leica during the last year or two of his
>life? Anyone know if it was M or R?
>Best regards,
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