Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/03/30

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Subject: [Leica] My M8 is going back for service....
From: ken at (Ken Iisaka)
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:03:40 -0700
References: <006a01cbeea2$49f35eb0$ddda1c10$>

The issue is using F11.  The sensor resolves more than the diffraction
limit, thus the image looks unsharp.

Have you tried it at wide open?

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 11:18 PM, Frank Filippone <red735i at>wrote:

> I finally got disgusted... My M8 never did produce what I thought of as
> really sharply focused images.  Focus at 15 feet, use a tripod, at 1/25
> second, of a fence, at F11 , using the WATE set at 16mm SHOULD produce some
> area of the image that is really tack sharp.  Not mine.... NOTHING was in
> focus.  Sharp focus just did not exist.  A friends' M9 did produce sharp
> images using the same lenses... so it is the camera, not the lenses.
> No, it is NOT a back focus issue ( which produces a really  a sharp image
> area, just not where you think it should be); nor does it need a RF
> readjustment..
> So back it went today....
> Never had this problem with a film camera.. and BTW, the lenses I tried all
> produce really sharp images on film..
> Frank Filippone
> Red735i at
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Ken Iisaka
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