Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/11/02

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Blasphemy Canon EOS 5D Mark II!
From: wildlightphoto at (wildlightphoto at
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 14:02:44 -0500

Greg Lorenzo wrote:

> Is the Canon EOS 5D Mark II my best digital FF option for using with my R

Aside from the metering problem Douglas Sharp mentioned, the EOS 5D cameras
(original and Mk. II) have a long mirror that can cause interference
problems with some lenses, primarily wides and some of the shorter zooms.

The metering problem can be worked around in many circumstances by making a
test exposure, checking the histogram and adjusting as required.  I don't
know about the 5DII, but with the 5D there was sample variation in mirror
box calibration so manual focus wasn't always accurate w/o shimming the

I'd like to hear why Steve Barbour prefers the D700/leitax solution.  I
have an emotional bias that would make me prefer the D700, but I'd like to
hear a voice of experience.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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