Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/01/06

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Self-Portrait During Lens Checkout
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Tue Jan 6 22:28:59 2009
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Thanks for looking, and for the kind words.  For me, it was difficult to 
raise the camera to my eye, focus using the finder as well as the 
focus-confirmation spot, and then lower the camera and guess where to point 
it.  The camera features gave better contrast for focusing, so it came out 
sharp. I think I prefer it that way.

Yes, I tried it in BW, and it works that way as well, but the camera really 
stands out in BW.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Philippe AMARD" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: Self-Portrait During Lens Checkout

> Cool !
> Focus is more on the camera than the man, but it works for me.
> Have you tried to BW it?
> In either case, Steve should include thisportrait in his gallery methink.
> Philippe
> Jim Nichols wrote:
>>I finally decided to check out the Super-Multicoated-Takumar 50/1.4 on my 
>>Oly E-510.  With no one else to use for an image, I decided to do another 
>>self-portrait, though holding the camera below my face and guessing at the 
>>field in view.  After several images were checked, I concluded that bald 
>>heads don't add to images anyway, hence did a close crop.
>>All told, the lens is a pleasure to use, and the results, notwithstanding 
>>the model, were not too bad.
>>Comments and critiques welcomed.
>>Jim Nichols
>>Tullahoma, TN USA
>>Leica Users Group.
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