At 07:18 AM 9/26/2009, Laurence Segil wrote:
Coming into this discussion quite late, but it seems to me a salient fact that in the afterward "Photo Data" to his book This is War David Douglas Duncan tells the story of his discovery of the quality of the early Nikkor lenses and his subsequent use of them on his Leica III. Had he a reason to fabricate such a story for his book?
As already noted, yes. Duncan had committed himself early and hard to the Nikon-is-superior school and it would have required him to hope into his chariot and ride it frantically around the arena backwards to be able to retract his earlier stories. He had gone international on this in his initial fights with the Tokyo photo-editors in JUN 1950.
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