Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Thanks!! OT Nikon F5
From: "Robert Stack" <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 09:50:36 -0500
References: <><005d01bfbe8d$658a6ca0$19318ad1@al><> <> <012401bfbfa6$52916580$>

Hello from one Bob to another.  One of the beauties of the rangefinder is
the ability to measure, rather precisely, the distances to the near and far
images you want to be in sharp focus.   This in turn allows for more precise
selection of the appropriate f-stop.
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "rlb" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 9:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Thanks!! OT Nikon F5

> Dan:
> I also have a G2 and when you are using it as a point and shoot the DOF is
> usually not a concern.  Yes, the quality of the negs are excellent.   In
> opinion,  a few very small and overlooked features prevent this from being
> serious competitor in the rangefinder market.  The lack of the DOF scale
> one of them, difficulty in using in manual mode and distance in meters,
> feet.   At one time I was very anal about focusing the M and my inability
> see the rangefinder images was a real aggravation.  In the past year I
> learned to use the DOF scale and seldom use the rangefinder.    I think
> quality of my images and composition has improved dramatically.  I am not
> spending less time futzing around with the rangefinder and more time on
> subject.   It would be a real benefit to me to have an auxiliary meter
> diodes on the top of the camera as well.   Not going to happen so I want
> spend anytime worrying about it.   The M still rules!
> Bob B.
> > >Mark Rabiner wrote:
> > >> What if you had to take a picture of a chair?
> > >
> > >Hi Mark,
> > >
> > >     You focuz a third in.
> > >
> > > Rich
> >
> >
> > In practice, I do not keep a conscious track of the DOF on my leica
> > It does not really matter whether the DOF scale is there or not on my
> > Contax G lenses. I use both and find their pictures equally stunning.
> >
> > Dan K.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

In reply to: Message from Michael Scarpitti <> (Re: [Leica] Thanks!! OT Nikon F5)
Message from "AWSteg" <> (Re: [Leica] Thanks!! OT Nikon F5)
Message from Mark Rabiner <> (Re: [Leica] Thanks!! OT Nikon F5)
Message from evie <> (Re: [Leica] Thanks!! OT Nikon F5)
Message from "rlb" <> (Re: [Leica] Thanks!! OT Nikon F5)