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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 surprised. Herb >Hello, > >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: > >http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/rbardsley/L1000193.png.html > >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. > >Ryan >Boston, MA > >_______________________________________________ >Leica Users Group. >See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information -- Herbert Kanner kanner at acm.org 650-326-8204 Question authority and the authorities will question you.