Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/10/31

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Subject: [Leica] "the Decisive Moment" is back in print... for now
From: lew1716 at (Lew Schwartz)
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2015 10:25:10 -0400
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Right, Jay. Very disappointing in this respect. It's not really a reprint,
it's a copy of the original. Big difference. I'm surprised that the
Foundation and Steidl weren't able to collaborate on a true reprint. That
would have been something.

-Lew Schwartz

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 11:23 PM, Jay Burleson <leica at>

> Unfortunately, this edition is done from scans of the original book, not
> scans from prints.
> It shows it.
> The amazing compositions are there, but the tones and sharpness is, shall
> we say, lacking.
> I paid $80.00 US for my copy of this new printing, and I wish I'd bought a
> different photographers book.
> That said, since I have, I won't sell it.
> Jay
> On 10/30/2015 7:43 PM, Richard Man wrote:
>> Steidl re-published the classic this Jan and I had in in my AMZN pre-order
>> pile, but they don't let you know when an item finally becomes available
>> so
>> it was all gone by the time I realized it was available.
>> They have finally have the 2nd printing. You can get it directly from
>> for 98 Euros, shipping included even to US, and I got mine
>> within
>> 4 days!!!
>> A few sellers on AMZN are selling it also. I'd recommend act quickly. Per
>> usual, no idea how big a print run Steild did.
>> O have a first printing FRENCH edition for sale if anyone is interested.
>> $150+ shipping.
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