Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/25[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 05:04 AM 5/25/98 +0000, you wrote: >Can you say that again? Someone should take the non-retrofocus >lenses and apply the technique to not retro-focus lenses? Uh, okay, let's see if I can get it right. :-) No, let me put it this way. Lens building techniques are so sophisticated these days, that there is essentially no quality different between the two types. Mike Johnstone said this a couple months ago. So a non-retrofocus lens could be super, because of the same techniques that make retrofocus lenses so good these days. But could we see the difference on film? Don't know. >Wouldn't be able to meter? What is that about? If a lens is non-retrofocus, it has to be close to the film. (Retrofocus was designed, at least in part to get the back element far enough away to let an SLR mirror swing up). Thus the M6 could not meter, because the back of the lens is too close to the film to clear the light path to the meter cell. - -- ========= Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO My Karma ran over my Dogma..