Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35mm technique / The Leica Manual
From: "M.E.Berube of GoodPhotos.Com" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 09:13:36 -0400

I have the Twelfth edition of : "Leica Manual" (Willard D. Morgan & Henry 
M. Lester and 20 Contributors...Morgan & Lester, Publishers: New York, 
1951.) My wife obtained it on eBay for about $10 this year for me for 
father's day. Bill Piere is not one of the 20 other contributors in this 
edition not can I find any articles on the zone system other than the 
briefest of mentions in Ansel Adams' chapter 8 on Enlarging Papers and 
Printing. This edition is subtitled on the front leaf: "A Manual for the 
Amateur and the Professional covering the field of Leica Camera 
Photography". It is a good book but deals exclusively with the LTM bodies, 
lenses and accessories and their use. (as one would expect of a Leica book 
published prior to the advent of the M3.)

Carpe Luminem,
Michael E. Berube

At 09:54 AM 9/17/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Following a discussion about how different camera formats (35mm vs.
>medium vs. large) may not necessarily box you into certain types of
>photography, a friend recommended that i look at the "Leica Manual" book
>by Morgan.  My friend recalls the book touches on the zone system and
>there is an article by Bill Piere discussing 35mm format technique?
>However upon searching for that title on, i was given 11
>titles available from the out-of-print section. It's confusing to me,
>one who is unfamiliar with  books written on Leica.  There seems to be
>three variations in the titles: "the new leica manual", "leica manual
>and data book", and "LEICA MANUAL. A Manual for the Amateur and
>Professional Covering the Field of Photography with the Leica Camera."
>Could someone explain or suggest which one book i should get?. Try the
> search to see what i mean.  If there is no difference other
>than which edition and publication, then i would get the latest edition
>for best price given wear and tear.
>thanks in advance.