Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/08/23

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Subject: [Leica] Canon Introducs 2 new digital SLRs
From: msadat at (mehrdad)
Date: Tue Aug 23 09:52:40 2005
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i think most of the conversation was about using the viewfinder formanual 
focus shooting. for manual focus shooting, only the canon pro 1are good, 
very bright screens and split focusing screen
On 8/23/05, B. D. Colen <> wrote:> In the real world, 
Vick, the DMR has never existed.;-)> BTW, for all the horse hooey yesterday 
about the worthless viewfinder in the> new Canon, it's interesting to note 
the following:> > Leica R9:> Viewfinder Field: 23 x 25 mm, corresponds to 93 
% of the image area> (96 % vertical x 97 % horizontal), in conformance with 
the> standardized 35 mm slide format. Viewfinder Magnification: 0.75 x> with 
a 50 mm lens set at infinity and at 0 diopter correction.> > Canon EOS 5D:> 
Viewfinder> ? 96% frame coverage> ? 0.71x magnification> > So let me get 
this straight - the 5D provides MORE image coverage than an> R9, and it 
provides .71 magnification, compared to the Leica M's stunning> .72, and the 
R9s 'world beating .75, and yet the new 5D has such a poor> viewfinder that 
it's not worth considering according to some here?> Fascinating. Why do I 
have the feeling that if it was emblazoned with a Red> Dot and the name 
Leica half the members of the list would already have> orders in? (Except 
Doug, of course, because it doesn't offer 16 bit> capture.)> > > On 8/22/05 
11:31 PM, "Doug Herr" <> wrote:> > > on 8/22/05 5:27 PM, 
Vick Ko at wrote:> >> >> Is it a DMR killer?  Or has 
the DMR already died?> >> > Not for me.  The 12-bit capture is less than I'm 
looking for.> >> > Doug Herr> > Birdman of Sacramento> >> >> >> >> > 
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--   -------------------------------------  regards, mehrdad

In reply to: Message from telyt at (Doug Herr) ([Leica] Canon Introducs 2 new digital SLRs)
Message from bdcolen at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] Canon Introducs 2 new digital SLRs)