Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/23[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 10:23 PM 22-05-98 -0700, Francesco wrote: >This is the same thing I have found since I converted to Leica from Nikon. >AF is VERY helpful when shooting people.....especially models. I used to >shoot models with an F5 and [snip] In the part that I snipped you mentioned that it takes upwards of 8 seconds to get a shot away. This seems way to long. With a little practice, you should be able to focus the M6 very quickly, In a studio situation, where you are probably using relatively small lens openings, focus probably doesn't have to be that precise, and it isn't as if the model is going anywhere. Also, you should try to avoid the habit of hunting back and forth for the correct focus point. With the M-rangefinder, you should be able to focus the lens in one pass. Having said all this, I find in my case that I prefer reflex cameras in studio shooting, but not neccessarily AF cameras. If you are familiar with some of the subject matter I work with, I find that my AF cameras have problems locking into focus, and can be very annoying. My favourite camera lens combo in the studio is a Nikon F2 with 85/1.4 lens. Dan C.