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This method is as close as one can get to replicate an autofocus functionality with manual focus lenses. Around the dominance of the digital capture technology became evident and now the tone changed to the remark that both main technologies would co-exist for a long time.

The video capabilities are not my cup of tea, but tethered shooting is a fine idea when doing test shots. Why would someone spend big bucks to buy a top quality camera body and spend a fortune on the finest glass obviously looking for the highest possible image quality and then have the camera configured from the factory AND default to a lesser quality image? The film emulsion by definition only produces raw images.

Some social philosophers Bauman, Sloterdijk focus attention to the fact that in modern society the continuous state of change has its toll. Then the printing stage with ICC profiles, paper choices and ink choices. When one reviews the evolution from M3 to M 60, one sees a change from film loading and mechanical features to sensor capture and electronically controlled features.

The menu structure has been rethought too and aligns itself closer to the S-design: There is a big question-mark around the R-range as a high-end camera as it certainly showed mechanical quality, but the engineering was a bit contrived to say erwij least.

Here the confusion starts with the addition of the internal code number compnedium The photographic camera as we putx it, is on the brink of extinction erwon we look at the developments from an evolutionary perspective. Defining a new product that can cover all these different demands and wishes is not easy. Electronic components on flexible printed circuit boards have replaced the mechanical controls and programs create the colors and details that are captured on the sensor surface.


They could not envision situations were more speed was required. Gone are the transport lever, the rewind crank, the frame selector lever, the rewind release lever and the range finder window for the frame line illumination.

Densitometer measurements however show that the tonal differences between two steps in the grey scale are limited to about a hundred. They conveniently want to forget and the manufacturers encourage them to think that they can forget that pictures are made in the globe that compsndium between the ears.

The Leica X-vario compendiuk an example: The M8 is very much like a fine sports car. The original Leica camera was also a metal box with a shutter, but leiac a finder. Film emulsions could be assessed on the grain pattern, the true speed values and the shape of the characteristic curve.

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Sekonic has always offered the most funcions in one package and uses a different calibration which means that both type of meters may differ by a half to a full stop.

Car owners know that the cost per kilometer has to be calculated leia insurance costs, petrol, regular service and depreciation and much more. I will not explain this approach here, but show the results of the testing with the Leica M at ISO The rangefinder in this camera is terrific.

The camera is composed of carefully selected components already on the market.

Brain studies show that this is self-delusion. Leitz and Co which was the firm’s name before they changed it to Leica – naming their firm after their camera really had some difficult challenges to meet. It might be sober thinking to conclude that the fundamental design of the M rangefinder camera is immune to compendiu and the basic question why there should be an evolution can be answered by pointing to marketing mechanisms and not to photographic requirements.


When I first saw this image, I was stunned by the image quality on the screen. It is a slightly altered upgraded version of the M with a sapphire glass cover for the back display, a larger image buffer 2 GB to allow a longer shooting sequence contrary to decisive moment picture style and the return of the frame selector level and the classical engraving on the top cover.

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Posted December 29, All the prior digital M’s feel clunky, noisy and tinny by comparison. The trend however is less reassuring: The M3 in its day was a camera that incorporated as many features as possible within puhs optical-mechanical technology of its day.

My test results indicated indeed that the ASC 50 is flare free under almost all circumstances. You can access these free downloads by ,eica across to the Lumix service manuals page.

Even then the challenges were not over as Leica’s time honored production methods used highly skilled technicians to assemble parts into lenses and cameras. Even the CEO of Leica see the recent interview with Bloomberg media is succumbing to the force of the social media when he noted that future Leica cameras may have social media integration.

Disregarding the occurrence of annoying details that put shame to the manufacturers’ blazon, photographers were accustomed to develop techniques to extend the capabilities of the tools.