Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/12

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Digital M
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Mon Jul 12 08:23:32 2004

It does indeed, Richard. I certainly think it makes sense to have a
histogram option when reviewing images, and I actually like the flashing
overexposed/underexposed areas option that some cameras provide. But
that should be POST shot, not something that interferes with the
shooting process. If one is working slowing, as Adam - I believe - said
he does, then one can take a shot, check the histogram, make
adjustments, and reshoot - jist as one would with a polaroid back on a 2

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Richard Ogden
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 11:13 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] RE: Digital M

Some of the unique qualities of the rangefinder-type camera relate to
the direct 
relationship between photographer and subject, the continuity of viewing
the moment of exposure, and the miniscule time-lag between seeing the
moment and 
capturing it - no mirrors, blind spot or shutter lag. Now we are to
monitors and histograms into this formula? Surely this goes against the
philosophy of the rangefinder experience.

From:               Richard Ogden

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