Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/11/16

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Subject: [Leica] accurate framing
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 21:57:46 -0600
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That last one is a real beauty, Bob. You were using all of the light 
that remained.  Very nice! :-)

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 11/16/2013 9:37 PM, Robert Adler wrote:
> I used the EVF on the M for the first time last week. Was with the 21mm and
> replaced the external 21mm finder. It had several advantages over the
> external 21mm finder:
> *   Framing was EXACT!
> *   Could see exactly what was in focus and adjust accordingly (using
> shutter half-depressed)
> *   And best of all, you can tilt it up so that the camera can be close to
> the ground allowing you to really get a perspective you used to have to lie
> down for
> Downside was a slight delay between depressing the shutter and the shutter
> firing, but I got used to that?
> Here are a couple of the results; not the best images, but I don't blame
> the EVF for that!
> Really fun using it as a chimney finder; up to my calves in waves, so I
> don't think I could have gotten these without it other than guessing and
> with a horizon bubble level in the hot shoe..
> On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 6:41 PM, Doug Herr <wildlightphoto at 
>> FRANK DERNIE wrote:
>> If you want accurate framing you will need a reflex camera or look at the
>> sensor output either via the screen on the back or an EVF, whether you 
>> like
>> it or not!
>> <<<
>> I agree... and even if it were possible to make the M frame lines 100%
>> accurate at the focussed distance parallax would make the foreground and
>> background and the spatial relationships between foreground, subject and
>> background inaccurate.  For 100% accuracy a minimum of TTL viewing is
>> required.
>> Doug Herr
>> Birdman of Sacramento
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In reply to: Message from wildlightphoto at (Doug Herr) ([Leica] accurate framing (was: Re: for those interested in future Leica developments))
Message from rgacpa at (Robert Adler) ([Leica] accurate framing (was: Re: for those interested in future Leica developments))