Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/13[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Dave, You wrote: >This is one of the biggest problems I face when using a 90 at max >apertures. The problem tends to manifest itself more using a rangefinder. I >just don't have the same problem using a 90/2 on my R7. I think it has to >do with the ttl viewing. Yes I have experienced the same thing with the 90/2.8-M and 74/1.4-M as compared to the 80/1.4-R on the R8. It is the main reason I went back to the R system. I shoot a lot inside and pretty much wide open (my other lens is the 35/1.4-R). I missed a lot of shots with the M6 and 75 at 1.4 and the 90 at 2.8 (which I shouldn't have missed, I think). I was pretty much nailing them with the other R8 I had, so I went back. I have just gotten the first slide film back (Kodachrome 64) and I have been pretty much nailing them again, as I did the print film I used to take the church dedication serivce I was asked to shoot. It also was available light and mostly 2.0 to 1.4 with both the 35 and the 80. Ted has the secret with the R8 - use the universal ground glass screen and not the one with the split focus tht comes with the camera. BTW two the most underrated lenses that I have used, IMO, are the 35/1,4-R and the 80/1.4-R both of which I like as well as if not better than the 35/1.4-asph-M and the 75/1.4-M. Dick Hemingway Plano, TX P.S. BTW2 - has anyone tried to the the 2X extender (not APO) on the 85/1.4???