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Subject: [Leica] Jeffery PAW - Week 15 - Another lesson from HCB
From: richard-lists at (Richard)
Date: Fri Apr 21 00:21:33 2006
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At 08:07 PM 4/20/2006, you wrote:

>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 market
>these 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.....

Wait a minute, a 50/1.4 ASPH is ~$2600, you got your S3 with lens for 

>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 natural
>here or if he was acting, but I don't like portraits with smiles, so this
>one worked for me.

The lens is so sharp you can cut steel with it :-)

>Comments welcomed and appreciated.
>Jeffery Smith
>New Orleans, LA

// richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly, please 
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