If you are looking for the Leica Lens Compendium () or the Leica Compendium ( print edition and digital edition) by Erwin Puts, please wisit his. Leica Chronicle: evolution of Leica cameras and lenses, Erwin Puts, Leica Lens Compendium (without illustrations), Erwin Puts, I have read much of what Erwin Puts has written about lenses, and it is While the first was very much a history of Leica and a compendium of.

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When the M falls on the floor, it may be unrepairable.

I am a professor of cinematography, and an author myself of 4 books on cinematography, and I have found his books essential in my research work. The choice of RAW developers has all characteristics of the old discussion between film types and developers: Studies have indicated that many of our activities eating, gaming, shopping stimulate the same pleasure centre that is also activated when we engage in sexual activities.

Tradition, art and nature provide these anchor points. Summicron-R I lens hood [Lens design by Dr. Grain was visible in Tri-X too and yet no one felt inhibited to use this film and make beautiful images. The cameras and lenses of the past were far purs perfect and this is true of Leica cameras and lenses too.

This seems to be a rational argument, but in fact it is not. If not I try to replicate the phenomenon in different, but comparable circumstances. Viewfinder a device on a camera showing the field of view of the lens.

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That is the consequence of the shortening of product cycles. Leica 6-bit coding for Leica M lenses.

His books seem to be produced without the help of an editor. The question is do we want to leave our island or do we wish to live here and let the big companies split off the camera business and become truly photographic cottage industries. I am and always will be an advocate for the technical qualities of a picture, but define these qualities as tonality, crispness of fine detail in the midtones, separation of highlight and shadow detail and depth preservation.

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The Zone System is an excellent example of such an approach. Noctilux Refers to the maximum lens aperture – here f1. This question will be answered almost instantly with a yes and the argumentation goes along these lines: This approach ensured the best possible insight into the qualities of a product without neglecting its position in a greater environment.

I can say without hesitation that the digital files produced by the M8 are better than any DSLR on the market by quite a margin. Now cameras are effectively computer devices for image capture in which printed circuit boards and software are rapidly replacing moving parts. While the first was very much a history of Leica and a compendium of products with useful product information, the second provided a useful understanding of the concepts and principles of photography.

The same meticulous attention to detail was also visible in the manufacture of lenses. Compenidum without a tripod the Leica out-resolves the Nikon. When I take a picture now in with the M3, loaded with a ISO film, I am time-capsuled into the s erwiin with a slight jump of my imagination compndium into the s. In the past this was indeed the case: It is undeniable that the pace of innovation in the market for consumer electronics not only has lost momentum, but has stopped at all.

The T-camera follows this approach and the rebranded Panasonic pkts also use this feature.

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A long time ago, that is before the internet, companies invited journalists to exotic places to inform them of the new products their engineers had created, to have samples of the products to play with and to offer some niceties that might help to get a favorable comment. Also some of the M-lenses has been made available for Cine use. But even Leica is in danger to overshoot its ambition. The display screen has been replaced by a ISO dial, made of the same stainless steel.

Most lenses have a spherical design – that is, the radius of curvature is constant. There is some analogy between the Porsche and the Leica M series. The peak performance of Leica may be compared to a pyramid: Many buyers of Leica cameras claim that they buy the camera because of the lenses that are rated the best in the world.


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But the German model may be under siege. Can also be used for R3, R4, R6, R6. Technically highly interesting, but for the final image not that relevant. Vignetting is to be expected with m and longer lenses. Leica pictures have always had the distinction of an honest and detailed record of the erwih and the Leica lenses have been designed with that goal in mind: Many design elements of the camera and lens are borrowed from the Leica design school of the classical period to You can bet your life on it that there will be a report that claims that the ASC 50 is not useable under many shooting conditions because of severe flare.

Why would someone spend big bucks to buy a top quality camera body and egwin 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?

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Porsche was not successful with the expansion in the higher-volume, lower priced segment of the market and restricted the product expansion to the domain they knew best: The Live View function is cleverly executed and shows that Leica is forging ahead of the competition. In the past Leitz did increase the production by hiring more people who got extensive training.

Thanks for the notice. When printing or projecting was the only way of viewing a photograph, this relationship was well-known and was used by artists who exhibited their work in museums and other public places. 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.