Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/07/23

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Subject: [Leica] Re:Autofoucs
From: leicachris at (Christopher Williams)
Date: Sun Jul 23 11:32:22 2006
References: <><004601c6ae63$0dc49460$0a01a8c0@MacPhisto> <>

Yes, but if you default to center focus centers and complain about how the
AF does not work right for you....what's the point?

Focus sensors are your friend, once you learn how to use them.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Dory"
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Autofoucs

> Christopher,
> The trick is knowing how to use the sensors, otherwise autofocus is a
> perpetual frustration.  Just like Ted knows where to point his camera for
> metering so that he can KISS through life you have to know what the
> sensors are looking for.  Typically if you rotate the camera slightly so
> that the sensor can find some contrast that it likes they can be amazingly
> fast but if the sensor is looking for horizontal contrast and you are
> shooting fence poles you won't find focus this century.  The central
> are cross type so they will focus on anything which is why many people
> default to them.
> Don

Replies: Reply from telyt at (Douglas Herr) ([Leica] Re:Autofoucs)
In reply to: Message from dlridings at (Daniel Ridings) (Autofoucs WAS Re: [Leica] Film Forevah!!)
Message from leicachris at (Christopher Williams) ([Leica] Re: Autofoucs)
Message from don.dory at (Don Dory) ([Leica] Re: Autofoucs)