Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Light leak in M6?
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 13:38:24 -0700

Chandos Michael Brown wrote:
> Reminds me of an early "portrait" episode during which I was trying
> mightily to impress a very attractive young woman.  Went through the whole
> Richard Avedon routine with an M3 and Summarit, probably 20 frames or so,
> with a lot of theatrical bobbing and weaving (hey, I was very young), at
> which point, she asked:  "is that metal thing supposed to be on the front
> of the lens?"
> Haven't made that mistake since.
> Chandos
Avedon a "main man" of mine has a distinction of having completely
avoided 35mm throughout his long incredibly distinguished career.
Had always used a Rolleiflex sometimes a Hasselblad with a 150 but for
the past decade an 8 by 10 point and shoot(in effect).

My latest recent idea on this discrepancy was that in his desire to have
extremely meaty (over developed) negatives 35mm was never going to give
him acceptable results. Although the area He cropped out of his Medium
format Negs were often no bigger than 24 by 36 and blown up 8 feet by 10 feet.
Picky Picky if I'm wrong I'll be glad to be corrected.
Somebody probably knew him in the Navy and he had a Leica hidden in his locker.
Mark Rabiner
David Bently you had in mind perhaps.