Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/02/07

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Subject: [Leica] 1Ds Mk II at ISO 3200 & 20D
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Mon Feb 7 21:11:04 2005
References: <04b301c50d22$2d9907a0$> <001d01c50d41$49baa050$833b6d18@ted> <> <003a01c50d43$387e7a30$833b6d18@ted> <> <>

yup   you can see, focus and shoot in pretty dim 
light, though I'd prefer the R8/9 finder...there 
are compensations. Steve

Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> I agree with everything Ted and B.D. have said in this thread. I have 
> owned an R8 and I still own a Leicaflex SL. There is no doubt that the 
> viewfinders of those are superior to that on my 20D. But let's not 
> overdo it: I find the 20D viewfinder perfectly adequate, even when the 
> light is such that ISO settings of 1600 or 3200 are called for. It is 
> good, not great like Leica.
> As for the while balance, I find it a lot easier to do color correction 
> when I convert the RAW files from the 20D than when I have a slide scan 
> with a cast. And finally, I think that if anything, the Canon pre-sets 
> favor overexposure--on the 10D I had exposure compensation of -1/2 stop 
> set permanently, although the 20D is better in this regard.
> Nathan
> Slobodan Dimitrov wrote:
>> I wouldn't go so far that it's out of the box ready to shoot. To date 
>> Canon has never been able to have a clean white balance. Chances are 
>> you'll have to do a custom reset of the white balance. And never mind 
>> the proverbial Canon exposure presets, digital or film camera, that 
>> are consistently set for underexposure. But at least they are inching 
>> their way out of a hole with better flash exposure settings.
>> S. Dimitrov

In reply to: Message from bdcolen at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] 1Ds Mk II at ISO 3200)
Message from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] 1Ds Mk II at ISO 3200 & 20D)
Message from feli2 at (Feli) ([Leica] 1Ds Mk II at ISO 3200 & 20D)
Message from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] 1Ds Mk II at ISO 3200 & 20D)
Message from s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov) ([Leica] 1Ds Mk II at ISO 3200 & 20D)
Message from nathan.wajsman at (Nathan Wajsman) ([Leica] 1Ds Mk II at ISO 3200 & 20D)