Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/23

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Subject: [Leica] Leica R lenses on Canon Digital Bodies
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Mon May 23 08:37:25 2005
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Mark Rabiner actually wrote, apparently with a straight face -
>I did notice when I got my 60 AF macro Nikor last year that for not that
>much more I could have gotten a used 60 macro Leica lens. Same one Salgato
>uses for so much stuff and I've seen those prints. And they look better than
>mine. And its not his enlarger lens or something he's putting in his Dektol.
>Subject matter not included.

Could it be, Mark, that he is a far, far better photographer than you 
(or I, or anyone on this list - no company excepted), that his 
negatives contain more information than yours, absolutely perfectly 
exposed, and that his printer puts you to shame? Salgado is nothing 
if not the consummate photocraftsman working today in black and white 
documentary photography; the only other photographer who comes close 
is Nachtwey. To suggest that the difference between his prints and 
yours might be a Leica macro versus the Nikon macro is such utter 
foolishness it boggles the mind: It is, in fact, an absolutely 
classic example of someone suggesting that "if I had me one of those 
Leiky cameras I'd be as good as that Hank Breson dude, but I've only 
got a crappy Canon/Nikon/Olympus/Minolta." ;-)


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