Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/03/19[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Carl, I agree with you for the most part. The optical bench won't do us much good in real world photography. Yet, I was rather amazed, after reading Joe's comments, when I did some additional "informal" testing of my M8 and 75 lux (which was troublesome in the 45 degree ruler context) and found it dead on in Joe's recommended parallel methodology. What it meant to me: When actually shooting real subjects, close and wide opened, I need to consider the geometry of the range finder windows, lens and aspects of the subject which I want in focus. In the last ten days - I've achieved focus improvement when properly considering how the instrument is actually working in relationship to the subject - including whether I'm holding the camera horizontally or vertically and what I'm actually focusing on. YMMV. Regards, George Lottermoser firstname.lastname@example.org On Mar 19, 2007, at 12:30 PM, Carl Muckenhirn wrote: > Most of us do not have an optical bench to play with, so these > informal tests are all we've got!