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Subject: [Leica] Jeffery PAW - Week 15 - Another lesson from HCB
From: gregj.lorenzo at (GREG LORENZO)
Date: Thu Apr 20 20:32:59 2006


Nice resolution and the oof also nice for non-German glass (ha!).



----- Original Message -----
From: Jeffery Smith <>
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2006 9:07 pm
Subject: [Leica] Jeffery PAW - Week 15 - Another lesson from HCB

> Last year, I picked up a Nikon S3 commemorative set on ebay. I 
> mostly wanted
> the 50/1.4 lens as the new Summilux 50/1.4 asph cost twice as much 
> as I paid
> for the Nikon body + lens. The new 50/1.4 Nikkor is *astonishingly 
> good*. If
> Nikon wanted to put the squeeze on Leica, Voigtlander, and Zeiss 
> Ikon, it
> could probably do it with some sort of commitment to chase the RF 
> marketthese days. And they would upset the balance badly by simply 
> offering the
> 50/1.4 in M mount for a reasonable price. After all, Zeiss Ikon 
> offered no
> fast lenses in M mount. But I digress.....
> HCB's documentary mentions that he took portraits by simply 
> sitting and
> talking with the person and then POW! He snaps the shot. I can 
> only really
> do that with cigarette smokers who are banished from our buildings 
> and must
> take refuge outside. The subject here, Tim Baker, is a very gifted 
> actor and
> director who could make it big in New York or Los Angeles but 
> chooses to
> share his talent with our students. I don't know if he was being 
> naturalhere or if he was acting, but I don't like portraits with 
> smiles, so this
> one worked for me.
> Comments welcomed and appreciated.
> Jeffery Smith
> New Orleans, LA
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