Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/22

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Subject: [Leica] a quick hello
From: mingthein at (Thein Onn Ming)
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 09:25:14 +0800
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Maybe because they have to do everything, and one set of gear is just  

If my reputation depended on it, I'd have a brace of D3s. And a slave  
to carry them for me. :P

On May 23, 2009, at 6:36 AM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> Yea well he's shooting people close in around the world and is  
> rather known
> for doing so. Plus gets results in the fine print area.
> That's why I posted it having just by chance having come upon it.
> So its not like DSLR's are for long teles then never printed on paper.
> We can have our own very interesting ideas on alternate gear.
> Its just that the vast majority of top photographic crafts people  
> are NOT
> using alternate gear. Somehow they all manage to get away with it.
> Mark William Rabiner
>> From: "wildlightphoto at" <wildlightphoto at>
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 18:02:36 -0400
>> To: <lug at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] a quick hello
>> Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> 30x40 by the way seems to be the format JAMES NACHTWEY is using in  
>> his
>> latest show in LA with output using K3 Epson inks and printer and  
>> from a
>> canon full frame camera. Preferring wide glass.
>> <<<
>> [RANT]
>> I don't care what format Nachtwey or any other famous person is  
>> using.  The
>> context of his photos and his target market are entirely different  
>> from
>> mine, as they are for numerous other people who know what they  
>> want from
>> their camera.  I care more about the content and quality of my  
>> photos than
>> what's good enough for someone else.
>> Where the format and brand of camera a famous person uses matters  
>> is when
>> selling a product to people who don't know what they want or how  
>> to get
>> what they want.  It's hero worship and marketing departments use  
>> it to
>> manipulate us into buying their products.
>> [/RANT]
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