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    Why so much bitterness? Indication of lack of mother's love?
    My blog / photo website: http://frankfoto.jimdo.com/

    Openly biased and unabashedly
    pro film and wet darkroom

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    I can coarse chop an onion with my wüsthof knives

    But I'm not a fancy chef for sure...

    I still don't know if you're agreeing with me or just making an abstract comment that has nothing to do with the thread...
    your comment about "most leica shooters can't"
    you know most leica shooters as much as i know allclad+henkel+wusthof users.

    generalizations are usually wrong ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    your comment about "most leica shooters can't"
    you know most leica shooters as much as i know allclad+henkel+wusthof users.

    generalizations are usually wrong ...
    Gotcha, fair point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    I'm also not wrong in this case, because what I said is my perspective on the images I've seen from Leica shooters... As I said I've only seen one photographer ever who was a REALLY good Leica shooter

    This is my opinion on what I have seen...

    Show me more excellent Leica shots and I'll reconsider
    The Leica doesn't actually take the shots. Someone behind it does. Show me excellent shots taken with any camera. They are few and far between.
    Excellent photographers can take excellent photographs with any camera. Those who attribute excellent photos to the camera/lens manufacturer are missing the point....

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    So much attention paid to the least important piece of the whole photography puzzle.

    A camera is a tool. Like anybody who likes to do woodworking, painting, cooking, or painting, we like good tools. Why should photography be any different? I love the Leica for its simplicity. It gets out of the way of making pictures and they are well made. I also love my EOS-3 because it helps me focus with my worsening eye sight and saving my ass in spontaneous photography, which I can't do very well with the Leica. But they remain tools. No reason to get worked up about them, as long as they work well for what we do.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuhead View Post
    Alex Webb.

    Trent Parke.

    Ragnar Axelsson.


    etc
    People here seem to like someone they call HCB...
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    So much attention paid to the least important piece of the whole photography puzzle.

    A camera is a tool. Like anybody who likes to do woodworking, painting, cooking, or painting, we like good tools. Why should photography be any different? I love the Leica for its simplicity. It gets out of the way of making pictures and they are well made. I also love my EOS-3 because it helps me focus with my worsening eye sight and saving my ass in spontaneous photography, which I can't do very well with the Leica. But they remain tools. No reason to get worked up about them, as long as they work well for what we do.
    So tempted to make a joke about Leica and the word "tool" hehe

    I agree though, I think the Leica is an excellent camera, I just think a lot of hot shot people with money buy them just to have one without the ability to use then to their fullest capabilities. Probably an affect of the kind of mindset it takes to make that kind of cash is a lot different than the kind of mind to make an artistic image, we think differently, and it takes a special type to be both good at making imagery that is captivating AND the ability to make lots of money...

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    But, why fuss with what other people decide to do with their money or their time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Just put two rolls through my Canon AE-1 that I've had for 20 years, on a first date I had with a lovely girl. Nice waterfalls and some nudes (at her bequest).

    It's been a good day, let's just carry on...
    She died, and you have already had the Will admitted to probate?!?
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    I love the Leica for its simplicity..
    Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
    Kick his ass, Sea Bass!

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