Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/05

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Subject: [Leica] Michiel's PAW 21/22
From: jbcollier at (John Collier)
Date: Sat Jun 5 22:48:12 2004
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I use my 35/1.4 wide open all the time. I fired off a couple of f1.4s 
with a 1/4 second just tonight. With the Asph lens, you can shift to 
the side no problem though I would not put anything that absolutely has 
to be crisp right out in the corners of the frame.

John Collier

On Jun 5, 2004, at 4:44 PM, Michiel Fokkema wrote:

> bill harting wrote:
>> I'm impressed with what can be done (what you can do) with a 1.4 lens 
>> --I am
>> assuming (always dangerous) that the interior shot was at or near 
>> wide open.
>> My fastest lens is an f2, but all the talk about aperture has made 
>> that seem
>> insignificant.
>> Nice shots, Michiel
> Thanks Bill,
> I must confess that I hardly use the 35/1.4 at full aperture because 
> it is not very good wide open. And if I use it wide open I make sure 
> the subject is in the middle of the frame to get at least some 
> sharpenes. Stopped down a bit the 35/1.4 is as good as any other lens, 
> and it is very compact. I also like the focusing tab combined with the 
> aperture flangs that makes it very easy to operate with two fingers. 
> With some practice you can focus and meter at the same time within a 
> fraction of a second.
> This makes it my standard lens for the M.

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