Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/06

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: SV: [Leica] Leica-Users List Digest V3 #27
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 17:22:10 -0400

At 11:17 PM 06-05-98 +0200, Alan Hull wrote:
>The future Leica will look like an SLR with a fixed focus f1.0 lens. 
>Focussing will be automatic but by tiny movements of the film/CCD plane and
>not big movements on the lens.  Why? because during one exposure the CCD
>will be able to focus foreground - then download the image, refocus
>midground - download again, then refocus background - then download again
>to produce a composite digital "frame" that can be manipulated in Photoshop
>or whatever.  
>Half a meter to infinity DOF at f1.0 ... Thats the goal that can be
>acheived with electronic imaging and the company that gets there first wins
>the pot.  

Yes, but why is this a good thing?  I don't want my foreground, midground,
and background all to be in focus, and I don't know many photographers who
do, apart from large format scenic photographers.  

Dan C.