Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/08/01

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: My Leica is better than your cell phone
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:39:23 -0400

Which in the second half of his career translates to "The biggest camera
you're going to have your assistants carry".
As Ansel suffered from severe arthritis he was certainly off the hook on
that account as well. Some think age gets you off the hook.
When Avedon got older he shot nothing smaller than 8x10 but had his
assistants do all the work. He was in charge of working the cable release.
Adams though shot Hasselblad instead of sheet film. Go figure?

Mark William Rabiner
mark at

> From: Doug Herr <wildlightphoto at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 18:21:33 -0400 (EDT)
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: My Leica is better than your cell phone
> Ansel Adams wasn't omniscient, but w.r.t. things photographic especially
> technical quality he had a lot of wisdom.  When asked what the best camera 
> is,
> his response was "The biggest one you're willing to carry".
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento

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