Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Would Ansel Adams shoot Leica
From: "M.E.Berube - GoodPhotos" <>
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 10:16:02 -0400
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Adams did shoot with 35mm cameras. Most of the people shots that he did 
were shot with a Contax II and Tessars, but in his book "The Camera" under 
small format he has pictured an M4-2 and plugs Leica repeatedly. In "An 
Ansel Adams Guide: Basic Techniques of Photography" (John P. Schaefer) 
Adams is quoted as saying "In general, I favor a tripod-mounted veiw camera 
for static subjects that invite contemplation--or a small hand-held camera 
for 'the decisive moment'."

Shooting with a small camera also doesn't stop you from taking your time to 
'sit and plan the shot' it's just that a view camera FORCES you to.

Also, once you've got the hang of a Hassy (the smaller models like the 
500CM) they really handle as easy as any modern bulky 35mm SLR.
If you want Bulk and Size get an RB or RZ 67. Even these with practice can 
be handled as easily as a 35mm SLR. (And they are great for building that 
upper body strength!)

Carpe Luminem,
Michael E. Berube

At 11:38 PM 8/2/00 +1000, Miro Jurcevic wrote:
>I remember as a teenage watching Ansel Adams on television doing his work
>and thinking how wonderful photography must be when you have all the time in
>the world to sit and plan a shot. How often does any person have that
>experience, especially with an SLR or Rangefinder ?
>When you look at the bulk and size of a Hasselblad, it can only really be
>used in zero gravity or very carefully.

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