Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/06/13

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Subject: [Leica] Leica M Monochrom
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:17:41 -0500
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Once I had just been delivered a new 9.5-57 Angenieux zoom lens for our
production camera, and a client hands me a pair of pantie hose.  He wants
me to put the over the lens to add a "dreamy quality" to the image.

I explained that once the dream is there, it can't be undreamed.

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM, B. D. Colen <bd at> wrote:

> >Thinking about the MM, I find myself wondering why one would pay a $1000
> >premium for an already extremely expensive digital camera stripped of
> >what, for me, is one of the greatest attractions of digital - the ability
> >to think black and white, produce wonderful black and white images, but
> >always have a color "negative." Shooting with a color sensor allows me to
> >go back to my images years later and discover something that I thought
> >should be a black and white image is, in fact, extraordinary in color.
> >Yes, taking off the bayer filter allows for an otherworldly level of
> >sharpness. But photography, for me at least, is not about etching with a
> >razor blade, it's about catching moments that show us things about the
> >human condition we see every day yet fail to see because they are so much
> >a part of our lives. I don't care about being able to count the number of
> >fibers in the thread holding a button onto someone's collar, I instead to
> >see the joy, or pain, in their eyes.
> End of quite rant.
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