The NPR article David Douglas Duncan, Photographer Of Wars And Picasso, Dies At 102 notes the passing of the famous photographer and shows some beautiful photos of the artist Picasso.
One photo shows him holding a camera with a large, heavy lens.
Does anyone recognize this kind of set-up? Is the item in the photographer's right hand with a dogleg a passive support of the lens, or is it a crank for perhaps focusing?
below: Cropped full resolution (to show detail and fit below the 2 MB SE limit) image from the linked article. Caption: "David Douglas Duncan looking through camera fitted with prismatic lens. Duncan, who died Thursday in the south of France at age 102, was one of the greatest photojournalists of the 20th century." Credit: Sheila Duncan/Courtesy of Harry Ransom Center