Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Leica Quality versus Medium Format
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 23:47:36 -0500

on 3/25/01 5:25 PM, Ken Wilcox at wrote:

> What I have found interesting about the thread is the number of LUGers that
> seem to LIKE the square format and reversed image.

Yes, I like them both. I think it's because they make things strange for you
so you see it differently. The leica is such a transparent machine, in the
sense that you look *through* it at the world, that it often feels
unmediated. The rolleiflex is the opposite of this. The world is flipped
over, and shown in a naturally unstable frame (the square). It makes a nice
change from a leica, and vice versa. Maybe that's part of the reason for
some of us.
- -- 
Johnny Deadman

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