Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/12/17

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Camera, viewfinder and/or film format best for manual focus
From: philippe.orlent at (Philippe Orlent)
Date: Sat Dec 17 12:44:12 2005
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Focusing on the film plane, so ground glass focusing looks the most  
correct to me.
But is it the easiest way?

Op 17-dec-05, om 21:32 heeft Scott McLoughlin het volgende geschreven:

> I know many folks on the list have shot extensively with many  
> different
> film formats and cameras, so I'm wondering....
> What camera's VF/ground glass/focusing mechanism (in any format
> up to 4x5) is generally best for critical manual focus?
> I know my buddy who shoots 4x5 uses a loupe on the ground glass
> to focus.  Is this "as good as it gets"?  Or will a waist level finder
> with a bright screen on a MF camera do better?
> Reading the Puts piece on RF accuracy makes me thing this might
> be a complicated issue with a couple of variables, but I thought
> I'd ask to get a general idea of the manual focus lay of the land,
> as it were.
> Much thanks.
> Scott
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