Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/09/10

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Subject: [Leica] Lenses improvement on M8
From: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 23:18:47 -0700
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On Sep 10, 2009, at 8:28 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

>> On top of being the sweet sport, there is at least one more  
>> additional
>> advantage of the M8 over the M9: as thge M8 sensor being smaller, the
>> apparent DoF is greater. Now if you are the give me 1mm DoF so I can
>> focus of the 2nd to the first eyelash type, well, this isn't a good
>> thing, but for most mortals, that extra apparent DoF can come in
>> handy.
> The size of the cropped formats is just one or two millimeters away  
> from
> what we call half frame but what film makers call full frame.
> Cinematographers have been working whit this format for a century.
> F 5.6 is their favorite f stop where they feel save getting  
> everything.
> Me too in the past years especially shooting mainly wides.
> F 5.6 and I know I'm bring home the shot.
> I'm going to miss that with full frame.

it's wonderful when the cup, in front of your eyes, goes from half  
empty, to half full...



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