Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/10/01

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Subject: Re: Minilux
From: "joe b." <>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 21:27:29 +0100

In article <>, Godfrey DiGiorgi
<> writes
>I don't know whether this trick is possible 
>with the Minilux because I forget what readouts the camera has available.
>On the Nikon 35Ti when you are confronted with a subject that would 
>confuse the automation, you could use the auto-focus' prefocus capability
>to measure the distance on a similarly distant reliable target, read 
>that off the scale then set the focus manual and take your exposure.
>The controls to do this are a trifly fiddly but it really worked well
>for me.

The Minilux gives no indication of the distance it has autofocused on,
so this trick isn't possible. But you can still focus on the substitute
target, lock the focus with pressure on the shutter release and then
reframe the shot. But exposure would be locked at the same time.
joe b.

In reply to: Message from Godfrey DiGiorgi <> (Re: Minilux)