Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/12

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Shanghai photographs
From: pklein at (Peter Klein)
Date: Sun Sep 12 19:09:07 2004

Nice images as usual, Karen.  I love the way you show us slices of life 
from everywhere you go.  My favorites are the gap-toothed guy in front ot 
the umbrella repairmen, and the couple doing western-style ballroom dancing 
under Chairman Mao's watchful gaze (on your "geek page," VERY funny!).  The 
two men doing Tai Chi look like they are suspended in mid-air!

I understand completely your decision to take only your RF cameras.  Ever 
since I came back to Leica Ms, even my relatively small and light Olympus 
OM-2 has languished in the closet, being brought out only for an occasional 
macro or tele shot.

As for the the Canon 10D, soon to be 20D, is a logical DSLR choice as it 
allows the use of so many other brands of lenses on it.  The problem is 
that it's so big and heavy that you don't want to take it with you.  Even 
the 50/1.4 is monstrous.  Nathan and others are doing beautifully with it, 
but it just isn't my style.  Interesting side note: At least two folks on 
the Olympus list initially bought 10Ds so they could use their Zuiko lenses 
with an adapter, and have now switched to the E-1.

I'm beginning to think that for Leica-likeness in a DSLR, there really are 
only two choices:  the Pentax *ist and the Olympus E-1.  I'm seriously 
considering these, plus (God help my wallet) the RD-1.  We'll see after the 
dust from Photokina settles.  I hate scanning (which is what I'm doing in 
the background right now).  I suppose you can scan while cross-referencing 
all those footnotes for your book.  :-)

--Peter Klein
Seattle, WA

At 12:01 PM 9/12/04 -0700, Karen Nakamura <> wrote:
>Well, I've been scanning and editing like mad this week (some major
>procrastination going on with writing my book). I've finally managed
>to get enough photos together to begin a new series on my trip to
>China. Here are the first five pages in my gallery: