Petka

Joined on Jan 8, 2012

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  • In zoom lenses I do not quite get it, why not simply extend the zoom range instead? Or is the just that 200-400 f/4 with TC sounds more professional than 200-560 f/4-5.6 even though the later would...

  • @AlphaCenturi: I used to do that (blind focus with muscle memory) in seventies - eighties. If focusing was difficult on matte screen (which I mostly used) or with split screen etc, I would turn the...

  • Zone focusing: old school, works OK when using small apertures, but not when using shallow DOF and trying to get perfect focus.

    Things get complicated with pixel peeping and 100% view. Things...

  • @Jamajuel: yes, something not connected to photography.

    That is why you never see Leica M cameras used by press, action, sports, nature etc photographers. Not since Vietnam war.

  • @tassienick: Leica is luxury because it offers less camera for more money. There are many, many downsides in it compared to modern mirrorless and even DSLRs costing up to 80% less (body only). So...

  • @Chuck Fralick: and that is because they do not make very many. Production is minuscule compared to any other brand.

  • There are several dowsides in range finder type camera not mentioned here:
    1) inaccurate framing
    2) inaccurate view because of parallax between RF and the lens. The relation you get on sensor...

  • @Hubertus Bigend: I can shoot with both eyes open and see the subject before it enters the frame. Cost: zero.

  • You both forgot the lenses... Unless you punch a hole into aluminium foil and use it as a pinhole camera.

  • @kreislauf: Very few reasons, and most of them are wrong ones. Sales numbers tell the first fact, and the non professional buyers the second.

  • @fferreres: Investing that Leica money wisely 80 years ago would now be worth $2M.
    Besides these things are meant to take photographs.

  • Having more resolution does not make focusing any more difficult than before, you are just able to see misfocus easier because at 100% view the image is bigger = you are looking at the picture from...

  • I think C-B had his camera "on" all the time. Besides many of his legacy photographs were taken dozens of times before he got the timing and framing right. The "jumping man" is one example, there...

  • @Clint Dunn: Yes, I am not a member of the target market, as I am a professional press photographer and photo journalist. The target market is somewhere else, where the usability and return on...

  • The flange opening mostly just restricts the lens design. At worst it makes designing long fast telephotos a bit complicated because the last lens surface can not be very far from the opening....

  • My message was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. I do not quite get the complaint about camera not automatically focusing on the correct spot on the closer eye when press & action photography could be...

  • @Sylverphoto: I get your point about watches, as I have a collection of manual winding, automatic, chronographs, chronometers, spring drive, high accuracy quartz, GMTs, and yes, a G-shock...

  • The historical reason is the rangefinder, which means the lens can sit much closer to the film than a SLR lens. WA and normal SLR (and DSLR) lenses must be reverse telephotos, where the focal...

  • @Nielk Mike: no, you do not. I worked professionally in press photography and photo journalism for 40 years and never felt a need to get a Leica. If it had been the best tool for the job I would...

  • My guess: EXIF does not know the aperture, as there is no electrical connection from the lens?

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