Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/27

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Subject: [Leica] R 60mm and 50mm depth of field differences?
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Mon Sep 27 21:57:58 2004

On 9/27/04 4:36 PM, "eric" <> typed:

> I shoot most of my portraiture work with a R body (R7, now a R8 - the 'I'm
> in love thread').
> I have two lenses which serve me well - a 60mm macro and 100 APO macro.
> The 60mm gets the lion's share of use.
> see:
> A recent shoot involved a child who has a hyperactivity disorder and who 
> had
> a very difficult time sitting still.
> Lots of blurred and near miss focus shots.
> Here is a near miss focus shot with the 60mm:
> I keep replaying this shot in my head and wishing to the great god of 
> manual
> focus that I hadn't focused on her ears instead of her eyes!
> Got me thinking about trying out a vanilla 50mm summicron.
> What is minimum focus for this lens?
> Is depth of field for similar f stop settings at similar distances quite
> different ? (possibly a question that reveals my stupidity - but it needed
> asking..)
> Eric
A one in a million shot as far as I go! A classic. Which I'd shot it.
If you never do another shot in your life as good as this than all your
cameras have been worth it.

No more out of focus than a good part of HCB's shots. I just finished
looking at them in this issue of the French PHOTO.

But a minor point I click on it to see just how out of focus or sharp the
thing is and I get another nowhere as good shot of another subject.

This always frustrates me when people do this.

I think it is an internet convention that when we click on something it gets
If there are big arrows then maybe that would clue us into the fact that
we're going to get a slide show instead.
Very disconcerting to click and something and it changes the subject instead
of giving us revealing insights into the thing we are are looking at.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

Replies: Reply from leica_korenman at (eric) ([Leica] web image etiquette (was 60mm and 50mm DOF))
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