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2014年1月15日 (水)

I need the equipment for what I want to tell

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(Leica M3 35mmF2 F2 1/8 RHP push to ISO1600)
 This is the photo I had taken at the Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China, June  1989. I used Leica M3 with Sumicron 35mmF2 1/8sec F2 Fujicrome RHP (push to ISO1600) because my SLR cameras were confiscation by the police the day before that day.
A_dsf8957  This photo was used by LIFE magazine and they selected this photo using their correctors edition  "The Best of LIFE 1978-1991".
 The photo was the most evaluated one thorough  my press photographer life but also the one which I couldn't tell the information I wanted to tell.
 The Chinese students who holding the hands were not  stoppng the tanks. They were stopping the students go to the tanks to attack. The leaders of the students decided get away the square with "no violence" which was the srogan of their movement. But this photo was used as the photo students stopping the tanks.
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(X-Pro1 XF35mmF1.4 R F2 1/2000 ISO200 ND filter)
 I have switched to my object to Wildlife, because those photos were able to tell what I want to tell. When I have published my baby seal photo on Japnese women magazine 24 years ago, I saw a woman looking my photo more than 5 minutes. And finally she used a scale to cut off the photo from the magazine and kept in her notebook. I thought "I could tell to her what I want to tell".
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(X-A1 XC 50-230mm OIS )
 Now I am using FUJIFILM X-series cameras for my all photography works. The reason is this cameras can tell what I want to tell. The thing I want to tell is....what I "like!". To tell my "like!"  I need quiet shutter click, memorial color, a delicate detail.  If I choose the camera for those purpose, the only choice is the FUJIFILM X series.
 I sometimes think if I had my SLR cameras at the time of June 1989,  could I take the same photo as LIFE magazine used? Maybe not. The useful camera is not the best camera to tell my"like!". I don't need the best mechanical machine also best electronic equipment. I just need the equipment which I can tell my "LIKES!".

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Hello! Ohara-san,
From your great career and your wonderful photos, I believe that the X-series and the new model release will play a leading role in the camera industry later in this year. I am really excited about it!

投稿: Moyashi | 2014年1月15日 (水) 23時18分

Moyashi-san:
Thank you for your comment. Yes, I'm also exciting the rumor.

投稿: 小原玲/Rei Ohara | 2014年1月16日 (木) 08時32分

naoyuki_oi さん
 どうもスペルミスのご指摘ありがとうございました。訂正させていただきました。今後ともよろしくお願いします。

投稿: 小原玲 | 2014年1月20日 (月) 19時59分

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