Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/14

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Subject: RE: [Leica] RE: 50 1.4 Test Results
From: "Kotsinadelis, Peter (Peter)" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 14:58:13 -0800

NO, NO, NO!  What the article was is a comparison of manual focusing SLRs
vs. autofocus SLRs.
Lenses made for manual focusing produced sharper images than their
equivalent AF lenses.  Even focusing the AF lens manual did not do better.
Why?  As I remember, AF produced the best possible guess at a focus, while
manual focusing lenses were easier to have dead on thereby producing better
results.  More than that I don't remember, but I will review the article and
let LUGs know the month of the issue if they would be interested.  

Peter K

- -----Original Message-----
From: Jim Brick []
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 1999 2:34 PM
Subject: [Leica] RE: 50 1.4 Test Results

Are you saying that you cannot manually focus autofocus cameras? The EOS1n,
here in our lab, can certainly be manually focused. That's how we use it.


At 01:49 PM 1/14/99 -0800, you wrote:
>That is true they do not want to offend the hand that feeds them, but
>magazines do not "jimmy" the charts.  Pop Photo also did a article
>explaining why manual focus cameras produce sharper results which would
>PO'd 90% of their advertising.  I applaud them for this.
>Peter K