Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2016/03/02

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Subject: [Leica] the SL: first month
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:05:34 -0500

There should be a stop down button with an EVF which gives you a choice
quickly between seeing what you are about to get stopped down or wide open
so you can get the best of both worlds and go with one or the other.
A main lure to shooting with a mirrorless camera is the new kind of
electronic viewing, EVF which is not a Leica window with framelines with
everything seemingly in focus or  with a groundglass camera with very little
not in focus till you  hit the stop down button which has great value in the
Bonneville Salt Flats at lunchtime but little else.
Its a new kind of what you see is what you get WYSIWYG  "wiz-ee-wig"  which
should have total electronic flexibility and could transform your shooting
by putting you way more instantly on the fly in touch with your final
result. Your final result not being a thing you only get close to seeing way
later.  There should also be a B&W button on the side so you can see how
that looks and with various filters. And by filters I mean as if it was a
colored glass filter not some demonic algorithm being called a filter which
turns your image into "Art".

On 3/2/16 10:58 AM, "Paul Roark" <roark.paul at> wrote:

> ?Tina,

Is the lens wide open for viewing even if you have f/8 set on the
> aperture?

With the traditional SLR, the lens remains wide open for viewing
> and
focusing.  Then it's stopped down only for the shot.  Obviously for an
this makes viewing brighter (not an issue for a mirrorless TTL camera)
> and
it also makes the DOF much narrower for easier focusing (may be an
> issue
with the mirrorless models).


On Tue, Mar 1,
> 2016 at 1:27 PM, Tina Manley <images at> wrote:

> No, the lens is
> not stopped down for AF.  There may be some way you can
> program it to do
> that if you want to.  I have not experimented with all of
> the programming
> options.  When I press the shutter half-way down for
> auto-focusing, the
> aperture does not change.
> Tina
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 4:18 PM, Doug
> Herr <wildlightphoto at>
> wrote:
> > Paul Roark wrote:
> >
> >
> >>>
> >  Does the Leica SL do its auto focusing with the lens stopped down
> the
> way
> > the Sony does it?  When I look at the lens aperture from the
> front, I see
> > just a very small additional opening of the iris when I hit
> the AF on the
> > Sony.
> > <<<
> >
> > Not having an AF lens I can't answer
> this question.  Tina?
> >
> > Doug Herr
> > Birdman of Sacramento
> >
> >
> >
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In reply to: Message from roark.paul at (Paul Roark) ([Leica] the SL: first month)