Rangefinderforum.com

Rangefinderforum.com (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/index.php)
-   Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=208)
-   -   Erwin Puts New Book (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168224)

Larry Cloetta 04-28-2019 07:15

Erwin Puts New Book
 
http://photo.imx.nl//blog/files/ae84...c9f0b-131.html

Posting this in case someone here might be interested, though I realize that might be a very limited audience.
Reading the table of contents in the link within the link looks like it might be a worthwhile book (to those of Leica inclination), and his books usually do sell out fairly quickly.
His Pocket Guide is new-ish as well.

charjohncarter 04-28-2019 08:28

I probably won't buy the book, but thanks for the now bookmarked site.

Bike Tourist 05-19-2019 11:31

Bought it. No sales resistance.

Phil_F_NM 05-19-2019 13:12

I just don't understand the reason to buy what is basically a catalog with one person's opinion. I suppose they appeal to collectors.
Phil Forrest

Keith 05-19-2019 14:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_F_NM (Post 2888902)
I just don't understand the reason to buy what is basically a catalog with one person's opinion. I suppose they appeal to collectors.
Phil Forrest


I tend to see him as being to writing what Leica is to photography ... though I tend to think that Leica have left him behind a little.

jarski 05-19-2019 15:14

Don't know if book succeed in its attempt to focus on Leica photography in this century, but its a good attempt. Enough material circulates already about Leica in 1930's, 50's or 80's.

Larry Cloetta 05-19-2019 16:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_F_NM (Post 2888902)
I just don't understand the reason to buy what is basically a catalog with one person's opinion. I suppose they appeal to collectors.
Phil Forrest

Phil,

After having read his blog discursions and his lens analyses on and off for three or four years now, and having found them to be educational and occasionally thought provoking, and almost vital as a source for information helpful in making buying decisions when evaluating different Leica lens iterations, I am guessing this will be more akin to an encyclopedia than a catalog. Itís true that, outside of the lens data, most of what he writes is just one personís opinion, his, but he has an analytical and wide ranging mind, which seems to me sharper than most, so thereís that.
People familiar with his writing either enjoy it or donít, and buy his books accordingly. Personally, I find him more interesting than most, and donít mind his tendency to indulge in discussions which might occasionally seem longer than absolutely necessary, so I ordered a copy, as it sounded like a fairly comprehensive and up to date summation. A present to myself. Weíll see.
Apparently these shipped last week.

Larry


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 17:32.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.