Posts Tagged ‘Leica Historical Society of America’

Carl Merkin: A Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water”

Falling Water; Taken by Carl Merkin

We got to see the “Falling Water” house in Mill Run, Pennsylvania as part of the 2011 Leica Historical Society of America (LHSA) Annual meeting, held earlier this month in Pittsburgh. The house is perhaps Frank Lloyd Wright’s best known building project and has been listed on the Smithsonian’s Life List of 28 places to [...]

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Carl Merkin: Off the Beaten Path

Grand Canyon Of Pennsylvania

“When we get these thruways across the whole country, as we will and must, it will be possible to drive from New York to California without seeing a single thing.” – John Steinbeck, “Travels with Charlie” 1960 Whenever I go on the road, I keep this thought in mind. For me, to travel the back [...]

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Carl Merkin: The Thing With Three Eyes – A History of Three-lens Turrets

1949 Haber & Fink advertisement.

The Haber & Fink turret had a brief production run in 1949 and disappeared after 200 or so units were made, or should I say, converted by Haber & Fink  from original Leica screw mount bodies. These were a mix of new and used store stock and customers’ cameras sent in for conversion. Examples seen [...]

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Carl Merkin: Back to the Source; Wetzlar, Solms and Beyond

M9s for Everyone

This is the second guest post in a series from Carl Merkin, photographer and member of the Leica Historical Society. His first guest post discussed the Leica lens legacy. The Leica Historical Society of America took the ultimate Leica trip for our most recent annual meeting last September … Germany!  We chose Wetzlar, the original location [...]

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