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My point......................EXACTLY ! ! ! ----- Original Message ----- From: "Feli" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Leica Users Group" <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 12:50 PM Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Erwin's Latest > > On Jun 14, 2005, at 7:10 AM, GREG LORENZO wrote: > >> Which company was making the best glass in the world at that time? > > Well, HCB did shoot with a LTM mount 1.5/50 Zeiss Sonnar for a many years, > until the collapsible Summicron appeared... I think what sold him on the > Cron was that it was compact, collapsible and acceptable sharp. It appears > that HCB put great value on his cameras being compact. > > He also said this: > > "Sharpness is a bourgeois concept." > > and > > "I'm always amused by the idea that certain people have about technique, > which translate into an immoderate taste for the sharpness of the image. > It is a passion for detail, for perfection, or do they hope to get closer > to reality with this trompe I'oeil? They are, by the way, as far away from > the real issues as other generations of photographers were when they > obscured their subject in soft-focus effects. -Henri Cartier-Bresson, on > technique. "American Photo", September/October 1997, page: 76 > > > Personally I have yet to see a HCB print that is actually in focus, but I > still love his work. > > > feli > > > >> It seems HCB was concerned that his images were being exposed on a >> film plane with Leica glass in front of it. >> >> Regards, >> >> Greg >> > ________________________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org 2 + 2 = 4 www.elanphotos.com > > > no archive > > > > _______________________________________________ > Leica Users Group. > See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information > -- I am using the free version of SPAMfighter for private users. It has removed 371 spam emails to date. Paying users do not have this message in their emails. Try www.SPAMfighter.com for free now!