Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Focusing a 280 F2.8???
From: Roy Zartarian <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 08:45:01 -0400

I confess that I am still learning to use my 280/2.8 (400/4 with the 1.4

I've found a support is necessary - a monopod at a minimum with the 280
alone, a tripod with the extender attached to the lens.

Other suggestions:
1) Use an appropriate focusing screen such as a plain matte rather than the
standard split image microprism style with which are generally installed by
2) Don't use a filter in front of the front element - they do degrade the
image you and the film see
3) Don't fiddle with the focus ring - chances are that when the image first
appears to be in focus, it is
4) Rest your eyes occasionally by looking at something distant


At 01:01 AM 07/29/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>I must fess up, I do not have a Leica Lens... but the problem is the same
>with any 300 F2.8.....
>Given the incredibly narrow DOF with these lenses, how do you focus?
>Techniques?  I assume a tripod is a given with any subject.  What other tips
>can you give?
>Frank Filippone

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