Theoria

Theoria

Lives in Romania Bucharest, Romania
Has a website at http://theoria.ro
Joined on Jul 27, 2009

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looks cool, mz-s styled. nevertheless, I'm still waiting for the digital FF mz-s. Why doesn't Pentax/Ricoh try to come up with a diminutive FF body, positioned similarly to mz-s compared to eos-1v or f6? Gosh, mz-s still kicks a*s!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 22:54 UTC as 78th comment
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)
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Theoria: Saying that MF is somehow "slower" than AF is comparing apples and oranges. The typical situations where Leica shines are precisely those where catching the "decisive moment" is essential and prefocusing /zone focusing plus the manual occasional adjustments can achieve that brilliantly. As a (film)Leica SLR user, all I can say is that, even when refocusing is necessary, setting the focus point/recomposing etc takes much longer than a simple twist of the lens knob, which becomes instinctive after a short while. Try a DSLR and a Leica in a fast moving, busy street shooting situation and you will see the difference It is practically impossible to control where the camera focuses unless you set the focus point and that takes time. There must be a reasons why a lot of street and documentary photographers cling to their Leicas, and this is one of them. Sure, Leica won't make it big in the wedding photography world, but this is not the situation where the concept proved so invaluable.

sure, you can use the same technique with a slr. My point is that MF RF are in no way inferior to any dslr (MF or AF) in terms of focusing in certain settings, like when doing street and documentary photography. But here there are other advantages that kick in, compared to SLRs - the ability to see beyond the framelines, to see with both eyes, unobtrusiveness, quietness, portability (the lenses are also much, much smaller) aso. These tilt the ballance, IMHO if you are doing street and doc.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 22:45 UTC
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)
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Theoria: Saying that MF is somehow "slower" than AF is comparing apples and oranges. The typical situations where Leica shines are precisely those where catching the "decisive moment" is essential and prefocusing /zone focusing plus the manual occasional adjustments can achieve that brilliantly. As a (film)Leica SLR user, all I can say is that, even when refocusing is necessary, setting the focus point/recomposing etc takes much longer than a simple twist of the lens knob, which becomes instinctive after a short while. Try a DSLR and a Leica in a fast moving, busy street shooting situation and you will see the difference It is practically impossible to control where the camera focuses unless you set the focus point and that takes time. There must be a reasons why a lot of street and documentary photographers cling to their Leicas, and this is one of them. Sure, Leica won't make it big in the wedding photography world, but this is not the situation where the concept proved so invaluable.

I totally agree with you, kodachrome200. Prefocusing works the same on a SLR and RF. My last post was merely a erratum, as I have mistakenly ommited an "and".

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 22:12 UTC
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)
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Theoria: Saying that MF is somehow "slower" than AF is comparing apples and oranges. The typical situations where Leica shines are precisely those where catching the "decisive moment" is essential and prefocusing /zone focusing plus the manual occasional adjustments can achieve that brilliantly. As a (film)Leica SLR user, all I can say is that, even when refocusing is necessary, setting the focus point/recomposing etc takes much longer than a simple twist of the lens knob, which becomes instinctive after a short while. Try a DSLR and a Leica in a fast moving, busy street shooting situation and you will see the difference It is practically impossible to control where the camera focuses unless you set the focus point and that takes time. There must be a reasons why a lot of street and documentary photographers cling to their Leicas, and this is one of them. Sure, Leica won't make it big in the wedding photography world, but this is not the situation where the concept proved so invaluable.

correction: please read Leica (RF) and SLR user not Leica SLR user

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 21:29 UTC
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)

Saying that MF is somehow "slower" than AF is comparing apples and oranges. The typical situations where Leica shines are precisely those where catching the "decisive moment" is essential and prefocusing /zone focusing plus the manual occasional adjustments can achieve that brilliantly. As a (film)Leica SLR user, all I can say is that, even when refocusing is necessary, setting the focus point/recomposing etc takes much longer than a simple twist of the lens knob, which becomes instinctive after a short while. Try a DSLR and a Leica in a fast moving, busy street shooting situation and you will see the difference It is practically impossible to control where the camera focuses unless you set the focus point and that takes time. There must be a reasons why a lot of street and documentary photographers cling to their Leicas, and this is one of them. Sure, Leica won't make it big in the wedding photography world, but this is not the situation where the concept proved so invaluable.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 20:24 UTC as 56th comment | 9 replies
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: The E-M5 is the new M9.

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Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 20:21 UTC
On Digital lo-fi photography - Part 1 article (131 comments in total)

The unpredictable character of film is a myth. With fresh film and a regular camera (i.e. not a toy camera) you will always know what you'll get. Yes, the contribution of the medium is greater, as each film has its own palette or tonalities, and each BW developer has a specific effect but but that should not be equated with randomness.

What I don't get is why some people choose the copy, when they can have the real thing on the cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2011 at 17:24 UTC as 15th comment
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