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

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Subject: [Leica] Leica M Monochrom
From: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:22:39 -0700
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On Jun 13, 2012, at 2:17 PM, Sonny Carter wrote:

> 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.

mathematically,  that is called a dream squared,


> 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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> Regards,
> Sonny
> Natchitoches, Louisiana
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