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Subject: [Leica] Re: Focusing a 75 1.4 -- mitch's question
From: Mitch Alland <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 08:44:24 +0700

For: Ted Grant

> If you find your throw outs are too high, sell the lens and buy 
> something
> easier to handle.

This assumes that the prime purpose of this lens is to shoot at f/1.4. 
But it seems to me that at f2.0-2.8 the DOF is sufficiently greater 
that focussing is no longer a problem and the rendition of O-O-F is 
still so creamy -- dare I say the bokeh is so good? -- that it would be 
a shame to sell this lens. And don't forget that this lens is also so 
good at small apertures.

Perhaps even shooting at f/1.7 (I mean halfway between 1.4 and 2.0) 
would increase DOF sufficiently to make focussing not a problem, 
although I haven't tried this yet. If someone knows he or she can tell 

- --Mitch/Bangkok

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