Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/12

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Subject: [Leica] Not Buying M8
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed Mar 12 04:49:46 2008

A great many of the worlds greatest photographic images have come from very
difficult negatives.
Difficult as in way over or under exposed;
Not in focus or otherwise soft.
Poorly composed.
A decent image was made from them with someone in the darkroom who knew what
they were doing.
Now its a bit easier to do those things.
And by a lot more people.
So what?

A lot more people have Photoshop and are good at it than had darkrooms and
were good at it.

This offends the small proud darkroom club.
Those of us who were able to swing darkrooms.

I for one am very glad that photography has been made more democratic.
If that's the word.
More for everybody.
Not just those who could swing darkrooms.

Mark William Rabiner

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