Old school – NEW world

Bridging the gap . . .

Tag: Leica

Return of the prodigal . . .

  

My old Leica V-LUX 1 has retuned . . . I loaned it to my youngest daughter and thought it was gone forever . . . she recently purchased a new Canon EOS, and it was out with the old in with the new.  Gotta buy some new batteries and SD cards . . . 

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when I was a “cowboy” . . .

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an auto-biographik peek
into my past
thakyouveddymuch . . .

I need to go and sit-about
willy-nilly
in the wilds
of nearby wilderness . . .

“taking” photos
cos that’s what I’ve done
primarily since 1969 or 70 . . .

42 years
of analog and digital
madness.

Miranda . . . Nikon
Leica, Mamiya
Polaroid
and
numerous
old cameras . . .

landscapes, nude
graphic arts applications
offset reproduction
gravure
Cibachrome . . .

you name it
I played it . . .

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Days gone by . . .

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. . . been sorting through some boxes stored in a garage . . . no lenses inside . . . no matter, the boxes will serve as some unique storage containers for some of my miscellaneous small junk . . .

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Lots of camera buffs looked down on the Leitz lenses made in Canada, but the image quality was still better than other glass available at the time . . . at one point I had two CL bodies . . . one had the f:2.8 40mm lens . . . I bought a second CL body, the f:2.8 90mm and an f:2.8 28mm . . . an ideal combo for the sort of gallery opening documentation I was doing at the time. The CL with the 40mm lens was sold to an acquaintance who did a lot of trekking.

Most people who saw the Leica CL brushed it off as a “toy” camera, as a result I photographed quite a number of gallery events without people being aware of the camera . . . even carried it into the “Tutankhamen” exhibit in L.A. and took some snaps . . .