Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/17[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 05:38 PM 7/17/98 -0600, you wrote: >The ability to set stepless shutter speeds on the F2 is another case where >the older more straightforward cameras are more capable than the newer Actually, many modern cameras are easier to use, and more precise. For instance, an F5 can do 1/3 steps and they are predictable and reliable. More reliable I'll bet than a manual shutter. Anything less that 1/3 stop is hardly going to make much of a difference. Especially with neg. film. So it really doesn't serve much purpose. I wish Leica R cameras did 1/3 stop instead of 1/2, but I'll live with that. The 1/2 stop difference can make a noticeable difference in sharpness in those "hail Mary" ranges. And yet it saves one from getting underexposure if we had to go with a fill stop difference or nothing. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch D)inner not ready: (A)bort (R)etry (P)izza.