Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/30

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: [Leica] FW: Sam Abell's Leica cameras?
From: "Wilber Jeffcoat" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 13:38:14 -0500
References: <>

Having read this essay I am of the understanding that the Leica was "One" of
the systems that he used along the way. That now he is a "C" shooter and
that the Magazine provides their people with all the glass that they could
want but that he shoots mostly with the 28 on one body and a 90 on another,
(makes a lot of sense-but then we all have our own style). I know at one
time the Nat. Geo was all Leica as were a lot of the national Newspapers.
But now I think they are mostly all AF and if you want to shoot other than
that it's at your own expense. BTW this essay was written in 97 so who knows
what has happened in the last 3 yr.
Cheers Wilber
- ----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 12:03 PM
Subject: [Leica] FW: Sam Abell's Leica cameras?

> Frank's friend asked
> "In his wonderful book "Stay This Moment", National Geographic
> photographer Sam Abell notes that his images came from "lenses between
> 24mm and 90mm" and from both Leica R- and M-Series systems.
> Does anyone know what Abell's preferred system was/is?  M or R?  I really
> love the quality of his images."
> Go to
> This is a review of one of Abell's workshops, where he discusses his
> equipment - not a dierct answer to the question.
> Jay (Minneapolis)

In reply to: Message from ([Leica] FW: Sam Abell's Leica cameras?)