Originally Posted by Filter Factor
I wonder, what are the odds that any of the small handful of photographers who covered that event, were using Leicas? The most well-known photo from that day, for example, was shot by an AP photographer using a Nikon SLR with a telephoto lens and a teleconvertor.
The Leica clip shows a man using a Leica R-series SLR. Perhaps we are to conclude his film did not make it out of the country intact?
There was a similar video of I think Robert Capa using Leica equipment, where as it was later pointed out he was more likely to be using Contax RFs of their day.
I'm guessing if Leica made a video that depicted the reality of their users it would be a little less interesting. I'm pictures shots of people shining flashlights into the back of lenses, then carefully repackaging them. A bunch of rich guys putting their SLs on the seat of their fancy cars... It just doesn't inspire the same confidence.
But hey, my favorite Leica (M4), and my favorite lenses (Zeiss and Voigtlander), seem more attainable than ever. Leica can re-con whatever stories they want.