Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/06/15

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Subject: [Leica] for those about to sell their DMR
From: len-1 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Fri Jun 15 10:06:28 2007
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Hi Eric,

I think you've just answered a few questions I had for awhile. I look  
at photos taken with the DMR, especially Doug's. They're just  
beautiful. I keep looking for used DMR backs. If you can find one the  
price is a little out of my range, the M8 was a higher priority. So I  
picked up a used Canon 20D to go with my 560 Telyt. I can shoot with  
the same lens, the same ISO, the same light and even my non-cropped  
photos don't compare in quality. (Forget about content and artistic  
beauty). So then I thought maybe a used 5D body would be better. I  
think you answered that one. Thanks.

I have also been keeping track of the Hassy back for my 501CM. For  
the last couple of years they have really been out of my price range.  
I see there now is a $1000 rebate on the 16MP CFV version. How does  
that compare to the DMR? Anybody?


On Jun 11, 2007, at 10:31 PM, Eric Korenman wrote:

> 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.
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