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 10:26:47 -0700
References: <006a01cbeea2$49f35eb0$ddda1c10$> <> <012d01cbeee4$9bb1b520$d3151f60$>

Can you share RAW files with us?

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 7:13 AM, Frank Filippone <red735i at> 
> I have head the diffraction argument. ? It is not diffraction limit 
> effects.
> The reason you use F11 ( or whatever) for testing is that it eliminates
> focusing errors. ?The reason I trust the results at F11 is that I get the
> same results at F4, and the focusing errors are apparent at F4.
> I have NEVER had an image that I thought was razor sharp on this camera.
> Any Fstop, any lens ( I have several), any lighting, tripod or not. ?While
> on my M6TTL, they are all sharp, razor sharp, at F 11.
> If it were diffraction limits. why is the lens diffraction limited in an M8
> and not an M9? ?Why is it that the lenses are diffraction limited on a
> digital camera but not on a film camera? ?Why have I not heard complaints
> about the WATE or 50 ASPH Lux ?being diffraction limited and producing 
> lousy
> images at F11? ?Why have I heard nothing but favor about the M8 and the
> Sharp Leica Glass while I am not pleased? ?Even Puts sings praise about 
> that
> one 50mm lens and makes no claims that it has a diffraction limitation and
> to use the lens at F4-5.6 only for best sharpness....
> I have seen posted photos that are sharp from an M8. ?Razor sharp. ? The M8
> CAN do it. ?Actually, My wifes' Canon Supershot images are sharper than
> mine....
> I have seen what an M9 can do in the same circumstances.... using the same 
> (
> same serial number) lenses; on a tripod, under pretty ideal test
> conditions..
> I have had this camera for 18 months, and I have tried to convince myself 
> it
> was me, the lenses, the phase of the moon, poor technique, etc.
> Something is wrong with this camera.
> My warranty will run out in the next 6 months... last chance to have the
> experts have a look at it and fix it without it costing me.
> Frank Filippone
> Red735i at
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information

Ken Iisaka
first name at last name dot org or com

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