Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R4 v. R6.2 v. R7
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 08:09:29 -0500

At 10:33 AM 5/15/98 -0700, you wrote:
>With the R4 I find myself always on manual mode, and metering with my
>incident meter.  I think 1/2 stop apertures are more useful than 1/2 stop
>shutter speeds.

But then, what do you do when you're wide open, and you need 1/2 stop more
speed, and you're on the edge of hand-holdability? Drop the shutter speed,
say to f/2.0 at 1/90 with the 90 Summicron, and you still get sharper
pictures than if you stop down to f/2.4 at 1/60.


Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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