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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    Just curious did his lack of endorsement make HCB a better photographer.

    No, but at least he didn't sell out to advertising.

    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.
    So why don't you try it and show us your interesting pictures?

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    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.
    Actually Jesus uses a Hasselblad and, I am reliably informed, rides a Harley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    A signature model would be bought as an investment rather than for day to day use.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    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.
    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...

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    That's my experience

    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    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.

    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.
    “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilk View Post
    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...
    I guess I missed that.

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    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...1998/index.htm

    In his later years he was using his # 1.000.000 M6 Leica. (info from On the other side of the Camera by Arnold Crane).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    So why don't you try it and show us your interesting pictures?
    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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