Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2016/09/20

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Subject: [Leica] Experimenting with the iPhone
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:19:04 -0400

We think there was a gradual progression to smaller and smaller films sizes
as the technology got better but the  first 35mm Leica same out just a few
years away from the first medium format Rolleiflex which came out AFTER.
And the Speed Graphic came out way later. (had held 4x5" sheet film)
I think the lowest common denominator which brought it all down to the same
level was the 80 dot screen on newsprint. Became what that does to an image
you don't even want to know.  Turns it into mush. We got used to mush every
morning with our coffee.
And I think for much of what we'd see which was photojournalism on newsprint
the deciding factor was how many shots were on the roll? 36? 12? 1?  People
just wanted more shots on the roll. Till they had 72 then they decided they
didn't need that many.

On 9/20/16 10:03 AM, "Tina Manley" <tmanley at> wrote:

> +1!
> Tina
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:01 AM, George Lottermoser <
> george.imagist at> wrote:
>> I wonder how many "photographers" said exactly the same thing re: the
>> Leica I.
>> Weegee was still using his 4x5 Speed Graphic 20 years after the Leica I
>> was introduced.
>> Definitely interesting stuff in interesting times.
>> I just love it all. From my new pocket camera with 4 interchangeable lens
>> choices; that can now shoot RAW. To the fact that I can still acquire some
>> form of 4x5 PN film for one of my remaining 3 4x5 monorail cameras. 8x10
>> portrait camera sits in the dining room; at the ready. M6 TTL and R8 Film
>> cameras still around. Hasselblad film backs and digital back. M8, M (240),
>> MM, DMR. What a great time to be playing in the fields of photography.
>> a note off the iPad, George
>> On Sep 19, 2016, at 8:45 PM, Mark Rabiner <mark at> 
>> wrote:
>>> These picture look fine. But I will continue to make sure I have a real
>>> camera with me at all times.
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Mark William Rabiner

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