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06-10-2010, 01:24 AM   #1
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John Hedgecoe and camera

As many of you will know, the writer and photographer John Hedgecoe died last week. The British Journal of Photography has a picture of the great man holding something familiar to many on this forum: The man who taught the world to photograph - British Journal of Photography

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I bought a few of his book and they are quite practical and nice.....
RIP
I think this one is also a Pentax

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Most folk have at least one of his books in their house............................

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I like this quote from him, it's so true:

In what is claimed to be his last ever interview, for Amateur Photographer, he reflected on the changes to the medium brought by digital technologies. “It has really opened up photography to a lot more people, and made it easier for people to produce good images,” he told David Clark. “However, I think in some ways photography has become too easy. Many people don't really know how to operate a camera and just let it make all the creative decisions. In the past, you had to work hard to get a really good image, but now it's so much easier and that makes it much more difficult to be unique. Technology has made it less of a challenge and I think that has taken some of the magic and mystery out of photography.”

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QuoteOriginally posted by titrisol Quote
I bought a few of his book and they are quite practical and nice.....
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I think this one is also a Pentax
I'd say an MX with K f1.2 50mm.

My current rig!
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I have a copy of his "Complete Photography Course" book and I believe the title page inside the front cover shows a tripod-mounted black K2.

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Most folk have at least one of his books in their house............................

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I certainly do. I have one of his most recent books. He was a very good photographer as well as a writer.
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i know i have at least two or three of his books. i am sorry to hear that. i wonder if he ever realized how many people he touched with his books? rest in peace my prince..

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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
I'd say an MX with K f1.2 50mm.

My current rig!
The body is quite clearly an LX. The lens however I have no idea on.

Haven't read any of his books, maybe I should.
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this is an old thread, but I want to say something about him. I do really like his books, and have several of his books on my shelves.
I always recommend his books to everyone. oh btw, John Hedgecoe was a Pentax user, mainly the MFs.
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The body is quite clearly an LX. The lens however I have no idea on.

Haven't read any of his books, maybe I should.
Bit late correcting someone two years later but the camera in the first link is an LX whereas the camera in the second message (to which lithos was referring) is clearly not.

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