Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/11/22

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Subject: [Leica] AARRGGHHH!!
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 20:13:38 -0500
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Oh, no!  Messing up with one MF frame per perfect light photo is so much
worse :-(  Thanks, Ken.  I didn't think it could get any worse, but
obviously, it can.  Commiserations.


On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 8:07 PM, Ken Carney <kcarney1 at> wrote:

> On 11/22/2010 6:04 PM, Tina Manley wrote:
>> LUG:
>> I will admit to you, the LUG, how frustrated I am with my photos of the
>> Grand Canyon.  I think I posted that I used up several batteries in the M9
>> too fast as we descended into the canyon.  I turned off the preview and
>> saved lots of battery time and reviewing time; HOWEVER, as I discovered
>> when
>> I started to review all of my photos at home, my 24 Elmarit had a huge
>> smudge on the bottom of the lens.  I didn't notice it at the time (and
>> might
>> not have even with the preview), but it is very obvious in the photos.
>>  Unfortunately, I also decided to simplify and use only one lens on the M9
>> all the way down -  the 24.  Therefore, the only photos on the way down
>> that
>> I'm giving good ratings to are the M8 ones, with the 12 CV and 35/1.4.
>>  Luckily, I changed to the 21/2.8 on the M9 on the way back up.
>> You can see the effect of the smudge in the center bottom of this photo:
>> <>Any suggestions on how to fix this?
>>  I've tried Clarity in LR and it doesn't do a thing.  Is it hopeless?
>> Tina
>>  My condolences but I am at least heartened that professionals can do this
> also.  I had some photos last weekend that I liked, but I accidentally
> changed the "mode" dial to shutter value, and wound up with a bunch of
> photos at f/45 and such, all goners.  So now to tape the dial down.  The
> worst was a road trip to southern Utah and Death Valley.  The first photo
> was a portrait of my spouse in Utah, with my Linhof 4x5 Technica.  When I
> put the dark slide back in, the film popped out of the film holder into the
> camera.  No prob, I removed the back, took out the sheet of film and 
> reshot.
>  The rest of the trip had some of the best light I have ever seen.
>  Unfortunately, when I got back all the images were OOF.  Long story short,
> it is possible to put the back on the camera backwards, the image on the
> ground glass looks fine, but the film is just out of the plane of focus.  I
> left my Polaroid back at home to save weight........
> Ken
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Tina Manley, ASMP

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