Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/01/09

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Subject: [Leica] French girl near a blackboard...
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Fri Jan 9 16:36:49 2009
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On Jan 9, 2009, at 11:45 AM, Alan Magayne-Roshak wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Jan 2009  "Seth Rosner" <>wrote
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Steve Barbour" <>
>>> in an old school...
>>> M8    Summicron 50/2 DR (mod'd)  at f2...
>> Steve, I would love to have seen French [woman] near blackboard  
>> shot at
>> f/5,6, if possible. To see the difference in contrast/sharpness.  
>> Wide open
>> the DR's contrast is noticeably softer than curent Leica lenses; at  
>> 4 and
>> 5,6 there is very little difference. Also interesting in this imge  
>> is the
>> effective focal length of the 50 Summicron - 70mm - but with the  
>> depth of
>> field/focus of a 70mm., to be exact, 69.2mm
>> Seth
> =============================================================
> Why would you need more sharpness or contrast?  This is such a nice  
> picture
> the way it is.  It has what the older photo publications used to  
> call, "plasticity",
> which used to be highly valued.
> No harshness.

I kinda like it like it is, too.

Plenty sharp, don't need more contrast...very smooth....

but the I rather like these qualities in the DR, wide open...


> Alan
> Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
> UPAA POY 1978
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