Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/11

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Subject: [Leica] digital vs film
From: henningw at (Henning Wulff)
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 22:39:00 -0700
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At 12:31 AM -0400 10/12/09, Kyle Cassidy wrote:
>I must say, Richard, that we probably have you beat. Chris is 
>chimping there a full 24 hours before the shot. We checked out all 
>the spaces we'd be photographing in the night before, ran tests 
>(with flash, without flash, proper mix of ambient light), (I jotted 
>down all my settings) and then went back for a tasty dinner of 
>It would be interestesting to video tape a bunch of shooters working 
>and see if the ones who are chimping are spending more, less, or the 
>same time doing light readings than those watching the needles 
>i imagine that some clever camera manufacturer will realize that 
>they should put a histogram IN the viewfinder so you can chimp the 
>last shot without bringing the camera down.

The Panasonic G1 has that. The electronic viewfinder has downsides, 
but upsides as well.


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