Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/08

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Subject: [Leica] The Ted Grant Discovery.
From: clive.moss at (Clive Moss)
Date: Wed Sep 8 18:11:08 2004
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While on my last driving trip I whiled away the hours trying to figure
out what my next digital camera, smaller than a Nikon  D100 but faster
than a Canon G3, would be. Mentally reviewing the bids, I realized
that the Digilux 2 is unique in one way -- it is the only 5MP camera
with a 2/3" sensor. The other cameras with a 2/3" sensor are 8MP, and
the other 5MP cameras have smaller sensors. Thus, the D2 has larger
pixel receptors, and thus should show less noise, than other non DSLR
digital cameras (if my memory and mental math served me well.
This could explain the effect or not, but at least it gives a
rationale that may fly with SWMBO.

PS - I left Bethesda, MD this morning and I am now back home :-)

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 20:53:51 EDT, <> wrote:
> In a message dated 9/8/2004 6:27:43 PM Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
> Ted experience is that he can underexpose by 2 stop with his Digilux 2, and
> then re-level it using Photoshop and get noise free pictures. Normally when
> us mortals do it, the shadow area is speckled with digital noise and look
> sort of ugly. Uncle Ted's experience is different.
> Ummm.  That's what I did with this.  There are artifacts in the midtones, 
> but
> the blacks are kinda nice.
> I did shoot it with the LC5 Lika Leica at 100 ISO, but other than that I
> followed the formula.
> SonC

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