Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/06/11[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
For those thinking of selling your DMR: For very well thought out reasons I sold my R8/DMR to go AF with a canon 5d. I know some of you have papal-annointed focus fingers that can nail an eyelash 50 paces away at f 1.4. But I don't. And I have a (big for me) fashion shoot coming up later this summer. Yadda Yadda. A hip downtown NYC store. The children's line of clothes. Kids running around for me a focus nightmare. So.. The 5d with the 85 1.2 over the last 3 weeks has been a magical and transformative experience for me. Plus the 85 1.2 lens is nearly (dare I say it?) yes.. well.. Noctiluxian. With AF to boot! But here is my point. That 5d 12 bit sensor just doesn't match up to the DMR's Imacon 16 bit chip. I know there are reasons. 16 bit for one. No AA filter. Etc.. But it ain't the same folks. Shadow zones are good but not DMR-super. Pulling details from the shadow feels like stretching out cheescloth. It gets thin, noisy and weird. Shoot me down, pull at my flesh, tear this email to shreds. I know someone will. Just a couple of pennies. (my thoughts, not the DMR). Eric PS. Anyone seen Hassie's CFV back yet? Onward and upward.