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Re: [Rollei] Capa documentary


I saw the show last night.  Most of the cameras shown in use by Capa
were Contax, though many Rolleis and few Leicas were shown.

It was the story and his photos that interested me, not his gear.

When I was a teenager, he was my idol.  He autographed a
picture I took of him at Oscar Heinemann's shop.  Cigarette in
mouth of course!


Phil Stiles wrote:

> The Robert Capa documentary was a real treat. I'm not as harsh a critic
> as the Globe, and I thought it was great.
> http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/148/living/Portrait_of_Capa_is_flawed+.shtml
> Much to my surprise, Rolleis were frequently seen with Capa. In one shot
> he has three hanging off various straps.  I tuned in late, but counted
> about eight shots of Capa with Rollei, and maybe three with Leica. I
> wish I'd taped the show; catch it if you can.