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Subject: [Leica] My first successful picture of my son
From: kanner at (Herbert Kanner)
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:15:53 -0800
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Very nice. What lens did you use?

Before investing in a diopter eyepiece corrector ($90 over ten years 
ago; no idea what the price is today) try just keeping your glasses 
on when looking through the viewfinder. You might be pleasantly 


>I am getting better at capturing the little monsters with my M8 as
>they run (and crawl) around our house. Honestly, they are great
>practice. I am becoming more familiar with the lens focus, and which
>direction to turn it as they constantly move closer and further away
>from me because it "makes daddy grumble." It is still a bit hard for
>me to see the area I am trying to focus on, especially when I don't
>necessarily have a well-lit edge to align. But, I gather that will
>come in time. In general, what is a good place to focus on for a
>human face? I have been trying several settings, but it seems like
>the eyes offer a good balance between capturing the expression and
>having a nice soft edge to their face. Sometimes I find that the
>nose is also out of focus. Again, more time behind the lens will
>cure this, I am sure.
>Does anyone have experience with adding the diopter correction
>attachments to the viewfinder? What about that viewfinder magnifier?
>It is still a bit tricky for me to see the focusing area very well.
>Either way, I am loving my M8. I ordered a strap for it so I can
>have it at the ready all the time. I have been trying to keep it
>with me so I can get used to trying to capture things I see on my
>commute. Getting up and close with strangers on the street hasn't
>happened just yet. I don't live in the nicest of areas.
>Here is my son:
>Why he thinks this is how you "smile" for the camera, we have no
>idea. It is a consistent response and I am sure you will be seeing
>more of these in the future.
>Please, comment away? I am just starting. I would love the help.
>Boston, MA
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

Herbert Kanner
kanner at

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