Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/09/22

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Subject: [Leica] Salgado S2
From: s.dimitrov at (slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 07:16:37 -0700
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It's more like the lenses provide a longer mid-range, than they are flat.
When I worked at a rental darkroom, while in college, the Pentax rep used to 
come in regularly.
He went through their contrast and sharpness philosophy a number of times.
The mid-range was an important area of concern for them.

On Sep 21, 2010, at 10:52 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> 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
> Photography
> 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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