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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Would Ansel Adams shoot Leica
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 13:55:43 EDT

In a message dated 8/2/00 1:25:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Adams did mention being given a Leica R4(?) but didn't seem overly fond
 of it's automation. Bear in mind he had a long-standing relation with
 Zeiss, so... >>

The R4 came out in 1980, by which time Adams was in his late 70's and in 
failing health. (He died, I seem to remember, in 1984).  Most of his last 
published photos were taken with the Hasselblad (also given to him on 
"indefinite loan" by Hasselblad).  Those cameras were auctioned off for 
charity not too long ago.