Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/07

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Subject: RE: [Leica] WAS: 21-35R First Slides NOW: FOCUSING WIDES!
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 12:48:53 -0400

The "Ted Grant Spin The Lens To The Closest Focus Point And Then Back
Off(tm) advice not only works with SLRs, as Gilber confirms below, it also
works wonders with Ms...Particularly with close to medium distance work, per
Ted's advice given some time back I keep my lens parked at the close end of
its focusing range, and go 'out' to the subject - works every time.

B. D.

- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of J. Gilbert
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] WAS: 21-35R First Slides NOW: FOCUSING WIDES!

On Sunday, April 7, 2002, at 12:09  PM, Pascal wrote:

> On 07-04-2002 16:47 Ted Grant wrote:
>> Whatever you do, if you should miss the exact point you wish in focus,
>> don't
>> start tweaking back & forth. If you miss it, spin the lens right to
>> closest
>> point blindly out of focus, then bring back to focus on your subject.
>> It
>> may take a few times to get the feel but without question this
>> completely
>> out of focus focusing wides into focus on R camera's is something I do
>> all
>> the time.
> Excellent advice. I will try this out Ted !
I just did, and it works! When I got my 21-35 I switched from the plain
ground glass back to the original screen in my R8, but found al that
microprism stuff interfering with my view through longer lenses. Now I'm
switching back to plain GG. Thanks Ted!


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