Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Grand Canyon lens?
From: "Steve Barbour" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 12:21:04 -0700
References: <F17203C79991D4119B3900805F9A6BD009116F@PIE-MAIN>

Nice Tom..... right now I am struggling with my 35mm proof sheet and my
magnifying  glass,  of GC  photos taken by M6  and 24mm... I havn't given up wish me luck...Steve
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Subject: [Leica] Grand Canyon lens?

> I just returned from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where I used a
> of lenses,  the widest being a 24mm Elmarit f 2.8... a lens that I love.
> course,  the question I had concerned the theroretical best ultra wide
> for such  a  dramatic landscape.
> I'd appreciate your thoughts/experience  about the  "best" ultra-wide
> for this terrain... with minimum  distortion, able to grasp the immensity
> and the perspective?     Steve
> **********************************
> The view of the Grand Canyon is what one might call 'pretty gosh darn
> I think the reason that most people are disappointed with their pictures
> such a scene is that they try and squeeze this mind-boggingly immense view
> down to a little 4x6 print. It just doesn't look quite the same though.
> What you need to do is forget all these pitifully small print sizes and go
> large. To go large you'll then want as big a piece of film as is
> I'd suggest 8x10 as you can still get enlargements. The larger film

In reply to: Message from Tom Finnegan <> ([Leica] Grand Canyon lens?)