Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/06

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Subject: [Leica] Leica Digilux 2 @ 1600 :-)
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Mon Sep 6 19:54:31 2004
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Marc Attinasi asked:
Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Digilux 2 @ 1600 :-)

> How was the auto-focus in such low light? Is manual focus at all useful
> on the Digilux 2 in very low light?<<<<<

Hi Marc,
It worked just fine. I don't bother with manual focus as quite frankly it's
a visual pain in the ass! :-) Besides the autofocus works very well and

> I've used the Canon DRebel at ISO 800, underexposing by several stops
> shooting night scenes. The shadow noise just kills me - have to find
> one of those magic filters I guess.<<<

Well the Digi 2 is very quiet and I've not heard any noise so far. ;-) ;-)
However, the slight appearance of a "grain like effect" is minimal. It's
like I've said, I don't know what the heck I'm doing different from others
but the "grain like effect" shows very little. And where it does, it's
similar to say Tri-x pushed a couple of stops. Therefore it's not an
uncommon appearance and acceptable.


Replies: Reply from abridge at (Adam Bridge) ([Leica] Leica Digilux 2 @ 1600 :-))