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Just for Fun - Match Camera with Iconic Photo
Old 05-17-2016   #1
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Just for Fun - Match Camera with Iconic Photo

How many iconic photos are there, really? I think quite a few. But I never thought about matching the photos with the gear used to make the photos. There may be some surprises...

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1. Tank Man 1989 Tiananmen Square/ Nikon FE2/Jeff Widener
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3. My. Everest Summit by Sir Edmund Hillary/Kodak Retina 118

No picture of Hillary was made on the Summit. Instead, his climbing partner was photographed by Hillary using the Retina and Kodachrome.
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Bert Hardy (British, 1913-1995) 'Maidens in Waiting' Blackpool, 1954. Box Brownie.

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Rock Island Bend, Peter Dombrovskis, 1979. This was the image used in The Wilderness Society campaign to prevent the damming of the Franklin River in the early '80s - it was the last of Tasmania's wild rivers and remains free from source to Southern Ocean today.

Linhof Master Technika 4x5 - buggered if I know how he managed to lug it in there...

http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview/?p...pic-an24365561
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Rock Island Bend, Peter Dombrovskis, 1979. This was the image used in The Wilderness Society campaign to prevent the damming of the Franklin River in the early '80s - it was the last of Tasmania's wild rivers and remains free from source to Southern Ocean today.

Linhof Master Technika 4x5 - buggered if I know how he managed to lug it in there...

http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview/?p...pic-an24365561
That is a cracking photo, and Peter's camera is always referred to as a Master Technika—but I have seen it, and it has no coupled rangefinder—which makes me wonder how it could be a Master. But I'm no Linhof expert.
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Rainbow over the Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet by Galen Rowell, 1981

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Very cool thread... keep them coming!
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Che Guevara by Alexander Korda, 1960, Leica M2, 90mm, Kodak Plus-X.

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Men at Lunch - anyone know which camera was used?

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Marines raising the Stars and Strips on Mt Suribachi, Iwo Jima - Joe Rosenthal, Speed Graphic

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Alan Bean on the Moon - Apollo 12
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First full picture of earth from space, 'Blue Marble', 1972 Apollo 17. Not sure what camera was used but probably a Hasselblad.
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That is a cracking photo, and Peter's camera is always referred to as a Master Technika—but I have seen it, and it has no coupled rangefinder—which makes me wonder how it could be a Master. But I'm no Linhof expert.
Master refers to the movement options (it has a extra top flap over the Super Technika, permitting extra rise as it is not constrained by the frame). By that time, there was no entry level Technika without coupled RF, but all versions could be ordered without RF (or with RF removed) - which landscape photographers often did, on the higher end (longer extending/wider movement) bodies. Linhof may overreached themselves a bit on the later Technikas - the better the movements, the more people will buy the camera for them, and have no use for the fine RF mechanism.
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Master refers to the movement options (it has a extra top flap over the Super Technika, permitting extra rise as it is not constrained by the frame). By that time, there was no entry level Technika without coupled RF, but all versions could be ordered without RF (or with RF removed) - which landscape photographers often did, on the higher end (longer extending/wider movement) bodies. Linhof may overreached themselves a bit on the later Technikas - the better the movements, the more people will buy the camera for them, and have no use for the fine RF mechanism.
Thank you, that's much clearer now. I've only ever seen the one example (Dombrovskis's, apparently) without a RF, and the images I have also seen online have always featured a rangefinder. But Peter used his with what looked like a large reflex viewer fitted to its back and seems to have usually composed through the lens from what I have seen in photos and films of him working so he would have had little us for a rangefinder I reckon. I'm not sure if I will ever get a Linhof myself, but I'd certainly love the versatility of the rangefinder if it ever happens.
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Napalm girl, Nick Ut, June 1972
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Afghan girl, Steve McCurry, 1984
Nikon FM2 and Ai-S 105mm F2.5 lens, Kodachrome 64 color slide film

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Master refers to the movement options (it has a extra top flap over the Super Technika, permitting extra rise as it is not constrained by the frame). By that time, there was no entry level Technika without coupled RF, but all versions could be ordered without RF (or with RF removed) - which landscape photographers often did, on the higher end (longer extending/wider movement) bodies. Linhof may overreached themselves a bit on the later Technikas - the better the movements, the more people will buy the camera for them, and have no use for the fine RF mechanism.

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Thank you, that's much clearer now. I've only ever seen the one example (Dombrovskis's, apparently) without a RF, and the images I have also seen online have always featured a rangefinder. But Peter used his with what looked like a large reflex viewer fitted to its back and seems to have usually composed through the lens from what I have seen in photos and films of him working so he would have had little us for a rangefinder I reckon. I'm not sure if I will ever get a Linhof myself, but I'd certainly love the versatility of the rangefinder if it ever happens.
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Thanks both for the info! I'm pretty sure I've seen Peter's camera at an exhibition at QVMAG in Launceston, but I know basically nothing about large-format...

Out of interest, can anyone identify this Nikon? It was used extensively by Olegas Truchanas (pictured) - the other giant of Tasmanian wilderness photography, and one of Australia's greatest bushmen period.

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Out of interest, can anyone identify this Nikon?
Looks like a Nikon F with waist level finder.
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Looks like a Nikon F with waist level finder.
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Tomoko Uemura in her Bath by Eugene Smith, 1971 or 1972, Minolta SRT-101, Rokkor 16/2.8.

Interesting info about this particular photograph, as well as a few more from the Minamata series: http://www.oocities.org/minoltaphotographyw/

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Rokkor 16/2.8.
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Fisheye really?
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Tomoko Uemura in her Bath by Eugene Smith, 1971 or 1972, Minolta SRT-101, Rokkor 16/2.8.

Interesting info about this particular photograph, as well as a few more from the Minamata series: http://www.oocities.org/minoltaphotographyw/

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Interesting you posted that one, Alkis! Last October at a bar in Tokyo, I found myself sitting next to a chap called Takeshi Ishikawa. He worked as Eugene Smith's assistant on his multiple trips to Minamata. Ishikawa-san is a well regarded photographer in his own right in Japan. Was fascinating hearing some of his stories.

And another one from me...

Migrant mother with kids by Dorothea Lange in 1936
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Fisheye really?
I don't know for sure, it's just the lens most often mentioned alongside the photograph. Indoor spaces in Japan are cramped (let alone a bath), so some kind of wide angle must have been used. Somehow, the photograph of Tomoko doesn't exhibit the extreme distortion of a fisheye, as one would expect. (Compare the *big* distortion of the next photograph with the fishermen, in the link I gave.) Perhaps, the distortion is obscured by the darkness around Tomoko and her mother and [speculating] some mild crop?

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Interesting you posted that one, Alkis! Last October at a bar in Tokyo, I found myself sitting next to a chap called Takeshi Ishikawa. He worked as Eugene Smith's assistant on his multiple trips to Minamata. Ishikawa-san is a well regarded photographer in his own right in Japan. Was fascinating hearing some of his stories.

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Winston Churchill, Ottawa 1941. 8x10 inch Calumet camera.

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No picture of Hillary was made on the Summit. Instead, his climbing partner was photographed by Hillary using the Retina and Kodachrome.
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Winston Churchill, Ottawa 1941. 8x10 inch Calumet camera.

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I have heard that the look on Churchill's face was obtained by Karsh snatching a cigar from Churchill and then quickly returning to his camera and taking the photo.
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I have heard that the look on Churchill's face was obtained by Karsh snatching a cigar from Churchill and then quickly returning to his camera and taking the photo.
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Napalm girl, Nick Ut, June 1972
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This is the uncropped image, though.

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Fallen Worker & Resting Worker by Sebastiao Salgado, 1991, Leica R6, Macro Elmarit-R 60/2.8, probably with Kodak TriX.

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I 've read that Salgado had with him the usual trio of R6s with 28/35/60 lenses. The Kuwaiti oil field fire was hell on earth, and the blazing heat got so intense that the 28mm lens warped and didn't work anymore. That left Salgado with only the 35 and the 60 lenses to work with, and, apparently (see link below) the majority of the photos were taken with the R6 and the Macro Elmarit-R 60.

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