Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/09/21

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Subject: [Leica] Salgado S2
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:52:24 -0400

If Salgato is looking for a  "low contrast lens" then it would have been
better he took some photo courses instead of economic courses As that's
photo dumb stuff 101. He's thinking a "low contrast lens" will give him more
latitude he's wrong. Presumptuous of me to say? Well you do hear some real
misconceptions about basic photo craft coming from some top level people old
timers or young timers.  People who go to school to methodically study
something but when they switch to photography when they get out they decide
they're just going to be self taught deal. With photography being mainly an
avocation  or self taught vocation there's going to be lots of wrong stuff
floating around. And now we have the internet.

Mark William Rabiner
mark at

> From: Richard Man <richard at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 22:23:01 -0700
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Salgado S2
> Heh, my summary of the talk I attended by Mr. Salgado a couple years which
> has pretty much the exact information is still my most popular blog post.
> People still find it and link to it...
> There is no evidence that he has switch to the S2... yet. He said he is
> looking for "low contrast" lens so I'm not sure whether the S2 lens would
> do...
> On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 10:15 PM, Mark Rabiner <mark at 
>> " On a more technical front, Sebastiao Salgado spoke about film vs.
>> digital.
>> He no longer shoots with film as the reasons to go digital mounted up.?The
>> silver in current medium format films, are currently at levels that 35mm
>> was
>> 25 years ago.?The 600 rolls of 220 he carried on shoots weighed about 60
>> lbs.?After 9/11 the security checkpoint that he goes through with exposed
>> film (he told us 7 on the last trip) has affected the grain and contrast 
>> of
>> the exposed film.?Plus there was the inevitable fight at each checkpoint 
>> to
>> hand check the film. His assistant almost quit on his last trip from the
>> constant battles.?So now it?s a Canon DSLR for him. 21 megapixels strong.
>> But he is also looking at that new LeicaS2 with 37 megapixels.?And his
>> ?film?? about 1.5 lbs of cards."
>> s-project<
>> he-genesi%0As-project>
>> Or
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