Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/07/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] When f 1 is too mush!
From: "animal" <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 07:59:57 +0200
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Me too after reading a test of the lens .I gave it a try and it,s nice.
I tried it in a gallery with bright spotlights overhead a couch and the
shadow underneath.
It,s just as unappealing as the rest of my pictures but the qualities of the
lens are amazing in that respect.
I do recall reading that 5.6 is about optimum for contrast but i didn,t
notice any change going up to 11.
But according the test report you,d have to mount it on a tripod use film
with a high resolving capability and the like to really make the most of
it.Which i didn,t do .
brgds simon j
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From: "Mark Rabiner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2002 12:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] When f 1 is too mush!

> Ted described to me several years ago his thing of shooting at 1000/th
> of a second about the first time we ever communicated.
> The F stop falls where they may. Wide open is nice but you'll get
> stopped down one or two or the full range down to f 16.
> I hope i remember this right it's what I do a lot of at least at this
> point now that I have a Noctilux.
> - - - Often my working system.
> I even do it with some of my other lenses.
> I guess it's the system to use mainly in bright sunlight.
> For some reason it often works out better then starting out at F1 or F2
> and matching the shutter speed to that.
> A system for lower light.
> Mark Rabiner
> Portland, Oregon USA
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