Re: [OM] Zuiko 35mm vs. Medium Format

Subject: Re: [OM] Zuiko 35mm vs. Medium Format
From: "John Prosper" <japrosper@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 13:14:19 -0600
From: Garry Lewis <glewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

>Not so!!!  Medium format lacks the spontaneity of the small format for
>rapidly progressing events (e.g., war journalism, candid photography,
>classic street photography, etc.)

Not so !!! up until the 40's and through the war, these
events were quite well covered by 4x5.
even sports events were regularly shot with Speed and Crown
Graphics with "big Berth" telephoto lens. It was only with
Korea, that the 35mm started its take over of the photo
world as we know it today.

The point I was emphasizing was the SPONTANEITY of the small format. I am well aware of the work with the speed graphics, but almost all images had to be carefully set up. The ease of the small format for capturing fleeting expressions and to work with true speed is unparalleled by the larger formats.

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