Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/15

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Younger photographers and Leica rangefinders
From: Jim Bauman <>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 16:57:05 -0800

Alan Ball <> wrote:

>I find your statement very pessimistic. Nothing lets me believe that
>'young photographers' are less capable than the previous generations.

Gosh..nothing I wrote was meant to insinuate that they were less "capable."
That sounds like I was trying to insult them!

Using one's eye to determine exposure is just not a skill that many
new photographers think they need. Not all of course... just many.
They are applying their talents to managing the new sets of parameters
you mentioned.

Jeffrey Hausner <> wrote:

>Gee, Jim, I hope not.  I am teaching my children to understand light and to
>be able to estimate exposures on nice wide latitude films.

... as am I. The eye is a much more sensitive instrument than any
light meter!

Michael Garmisa <> wrote:

>I'm 17 and im pretty good at it.... and getting better with every frame....
>time to go out and shoot.... there's a young man with the right attitude! Keep up the
great work!

Eric Welch <> wrote:

>And nobody uses Tri-X any more.

Oh man ... I must really be showing my age!

Jim Bauman