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    Sorry to ask, but what does a stupid D-thingie has to do with 35mm cameras?
     
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    I beg the question -- just what is a Ralph Gibson? I Gooogoed the name and came up with nothing. I Gooogoed "Ralph Gibson Photographer" and pretty much came up with the same thing.
     
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    The Leica Monochrome is the only digital camera that I would ever consider using for serious photography. If I had the money I would buy one in a second. To obtain this camera some people would sell their first born to Rumplestiltskin.
     
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    I don't know how you searched but I got numerous hits. Gibson is a well known inphotography, a familiar name around the world. Hang your head in shame and beat yourself severely with a 250 sheet box of FB paper. Seriously you need to do a lot of reading if you are really interested in photography. Learn about the greats before western civilization is destroyed completely.

    http://www.ralphgibson.com/
     
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    I don't subscribe to this signature model stuff, it's just a marketing ploy, I don't care even if Jesus Christ has got one, or uses one.
     
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    A signature model would be bought as an investment rather than for day to day use.
     
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    I think it is to his credit that HCB never endorsed Leica cameras in Leica advertising. I would be very surprised if they never asked him.
     
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    Just curious did his lack of endorsement make HCB a better photographer. :smile:

    Bresson always "impressed" me as sort of proof of the monkeys and typewriters theorem. If you walk about enough with a Leica around your neck you will eventually take some interesting photographs.
     
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    I remember years ago reading about him in Darkroom magazine. He printed his own photos. If I remember correctly, he uses a Focomat. If he's gone digital, I wonder what kind of prints he's offering now?
     
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    So why don't you try it and show us your interesting pictures?
     
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    Actually Jesus uses a Hasselblad and, I am reliably informed, rides a Harley.
     
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    A Softail?
     
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    This is what people tell themselves to rationalise their purchasing expensive equipment, in reality if I wanted to ensure a reasonable return on investing my hard earned cash, I wouldn't invest it in any camera especially a digital one because the technology is moving ahead so fast in ten years time or less it will be obsolete, and a joke.
     
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    If regular Leicas are dentist's cameras, those things must be orthodontist's cameras.
     
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    I have a "Canon" RF from around 1955. It takes black & white, color negative, and slide film. And no batteries required . . . which I still think is perty slick. I have no idea who Ralph is, but I'll sign the bottom plate of this camera "Elvis" with a fine-point sharpie. $1000.00 USD w/free shipping world wide.
     
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    I'm looking at it right now--double spread in issue No. 349, pp. 24-25, of the French PHOTO. Chrome M6, engraving of handwritten signature "Henri Cartier-Bresson" on the top plate, platinum finish, his d.o.b. "22-8-1908" engraved on the hot shoe, Elmar 50/2.8, Louis Vuitton box, the whole shebang... :D
     
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    HCB did NOT do his own printing, but had a guy in a Paris lab do it for him for a very long time. He did not really care about print quality, I've read and the prints are supposed to be lackluster.
     
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    That's my experience


    I saw his show at SF MOMA a couple of years ago and the prints were not bad, but not stunning either. Some were too big for my taste. Grainy not in a good way. He's a masterful photographer though.
     
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    I guess I missed that.
     
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    Sadly, these days if there are any still photographers with HCB's eye and quick 'decisive moment' recognition they are drowned in a sea of images. The great photo mags are all long gone, just about all images are for instant consumption on social media, and just a quickly they receed into the past, suplanted by billions more. Sure, gallery exhibitions exist, but for who, the select few who can go. Joe citizen cannot plunk down 25 cents (or the inflation adjusted equivalent) at a newstand and view the photographs at his leasure.

    Looking at a photo illustrated story just for pleasure of viewing the pictures, you know, like Eugene Smith's "Country Doctor"
     
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    Too bad Aperture sucks.