Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/17

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Subject: [Leica] Here comes Arbus again
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 01:24:13 -0400

The first Mamiyaflex came out in the fifties.
If she she used a 220 or a 330 or a C2 I don't think is that big a deal.
Few people are in the mode to be a Mamiya expert.
I'd love shooting with one I don't think anyone would mess with me.


Mark William Rabiner

> From: Walt Johnson <walt at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 19:40:54 -0400
> To: LUG <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] Here comes Arbus again
> Whoever said it didn't really matter about what she used is correct.  That
> notwithstanding, I'm reasonably certain Arbus went to that big darkroom in 
> the
> sky before Mamiya introduced the C330. Something else Mark, The lenses were
> 55mm 65mm in the wide range, not 60mm.
> Even though she probably had more than a passing knowledge of Leicahood she
> didn't seem to use one for here good works. Matter of fact, here lens
> selection looks varied enough to preclude the old Rollei 80mm routine for 
> much
> she did?
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