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Leica Lens Compendium by Erwin Puts – Leica M Lenses – Leica Forum

Many cameras already have WiFi! I had in my hands and on my tripod a small hand assembled work of art which is a joy to use and is an art object in and of itself.

For anyone interested in optics and the history of Leica this is a fascinating read because it will help give an understanding of just how difficult it is to design high quality lenses of course it’s somewhat easier today because of the accumulated knowledge and the advent of computers and new materials.

Their point is the loss of leicz of the economic science.

The camera is composed of carefully selected components already on the ersin. The consumer-electronic and the photographic industry are in a different habitat and here the news of a possible small version of the iPad or iPhone or a new type of Leica camera may send shockwaves through the respective audiences.

Leica did this again with the Compehdium M: Every link in the chain would by nature degrade the final performance and this fact forced the designer of every component to produce the best possible instrument.

The famous German photo-journalist, Robert Lebeck, had to be persuaded by colleagues to abandon his Rolleiflex and start using the Leica M, but he soon acknowledged that the M allowed him to take the pictures he always had envisaged to create.

This is the first time that a non-photographic company has made such a revolutionary design. At Photokina the main discussion was the trend to the so-called mirrorless system eriwn, introduced four years ago by Panasonic.

The Compendiuj X-vario is an example: Kodak had announced the Ektachrome Elite 50 and films, that promised exceptional sharpness and extremely sophisticated color rendition.

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Like most such machines, the Leica demands a lot of skill on the part of the photographer, and the photographer in turn has to learn to live with the quirks and limitations of the machine.


Is the”M” for mirrorless or for Leica-M? The alignment of the sensor, the adjustment of the rangefinder show now a level of precision that was impossible to achieve in the past unless a very experienced worker did the job, when allowing this person all the time s he needed.

And number can be manipulated in infinite ways. A refreshing exception is DCRaw, compendijm this one has a cumbersome interface. Who ponders about the piles of batteries and plastics and sensors that pollute the environment?

I am simply saying that the AgX process is different and more basic compenrium digital and when using it, the core values of photography can be experienced more properly and then it is possible to transfer these values into the digital domain.

You need a reportage camera: The Live View function is cleverly executed and shows that Leica is forging ahead of the competition. The film emulsion by definition only produces raw images.

Man Ray and his assistant, Lee Miller, considered the darkroom their laboratory and considered the magic of the developing image on the negative and the print the greatest creative emotion that the process of photography could provide. Posted December 30, compehdium It will not be long before the camera will be integrated with Facebook: But the big seller is the camera with APS-C sensor, the most likely candidate to succeed the 35 mm film format. There is also the book ‘Leica Lens Saga’ from by the same author.

Most photographic journalists and aficionados of the Leica marque claim without any recourse to serious fact-finding alas that Leica successfully made the changeover from cartridge loading cameras to the digital technology.

The Leica Monochrom may have sparked a renewed interest in the silver-halide technique of recording and processing pictures. Only two or three years ago there was a widespread belief that it was impossible to make a digital camera that could use the Leica M lenses. The time now is This is simply the attitude of keeping up with the neighbors: The standard monitor on the back side has been replaced by a closed back with an ISO selector wheel, putw to the film speed reminder indicator on the back of the M6J.

The M6J used as many of the iconic elements of the M3 as possible. The theory of evolution states that the cause of a major change is a new constellation of the environment leading to the loss of no-longer-functional elements.

The same meticulous attention to detail was also visible in the manufacture of lenses. The mirror-box is indeed no longer necessary and it is only a matter of time before this construction introduced in will be history puhs a topic for nostalgia. Contrary to that belief, the Leica M8 is here, and it is a testament to perseverance, design ingenuity, and the finest engineering one could imagine. The other attack on the classical style of compenxium comes from the smartphone where a new type of photography, aptly called smartphonography, is coming into existence.


The true disruptive force is the video technology being incorporated in every major photographic camera design. The M3 in its day was a camera that incorporated as many features as possible within the optical-mechanical technology of its day. You can bet your life on it that there will be a report that claims that the ASC 50 is not fompendium under many shooting conditions because of severe flare. Seasoned Leica users will opt for the new M and with a price tag of some Euro this new Leica camera might be tempting for M9 owners too.

If the product under test showed mechanical defects or unexpected behavior, the rule of hearing both sides would be applied.

The main parts of the imaging chain, precision of camera, accuracy of exposure meter, quality of film emulsion, performance of lens, had to be assessed individually. If the Next Thing does not show up at the moment that the journalists have prophesied, it is not the company, but the journalist who is to blame. The camera body has the same dimensions as the M9 weight is more by grams: A lens could be evaluated using an optical bench or MTF equipment and the inherent quality could be matched to the film material used and the precision of the camera for which the lens was made.

Porsche started in with the and became famous with the from This fate will over time be shared by the opto-mechanical rangefinder used in the Leica M bodies. The M8 is very much like a fine sports car. The list of features that have been omitted no frame selector lever, no JPEG, no video, no monitor is larger than the list of features that have been added compared to the M new materials for body parts.

One might say that the origin of Leica photography is the honest and realistic fix of a visual memory.