Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/09/08

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Subject: [Leica] I really disagree with this policy
From: reddawn at (David Teo)
Date: Thu Sep 8 07:17:47 2005
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Hi feli,

the main lens in question in the War Photographer DVD is not a 28-70 or 
24-70 f2.8L.

It is in fact, a 17-35mm f2.8L lens. So he does indeed get very close 
to his subjects, and without a Leica M too, which goes to show 
unobstrusiveness is probably a state of mind :)

David Teo Boon Hwee

On 07-Sep-05, at PM 09:31, feli wrote:

> On Sep 7, 2005, at 1:27 AM, Paul wrote:
>> It's all a question of attitude. I remember a conversation in 
>> Sarajevo - long after the war - when a survivor was telling me how 
>> much everyone had detested the photographers who, during the siege, 
>> would turn up with their long lenses and sit in an armoured car and 
>> wait to get a picture of an old lady getting shot by a sniper on her 
>> way to the market. They hated them almost as much as the snipers 
>> themselves. I pointed out that I was a photographer too, and that I'd 
>> just been taking pictures of him. He said it wasn't the same thing at 
>> all.
> I saw "War Photographer" a few while back. One thing I noticed is that 
> it appears
> that Nactwey doesn't seem to be shoot with anything longer than the 
> 2.8/28-70
> or 2.8/24-70. Pretty much every other shooter in the film seemed to 
> have at least one camera
> with a 80-200. Quite often it looked like Nachtwey had a 1.4/35 or 24; 
> sometimes even a plain
> 50 mounted. Given the circumstances this man shoots under and the 
> photos he produces,
> that is very close.
> feli
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