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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Today they are staggeringly rare and extremely expensive: Leica can with good justification claim that their lenses are still best of class when the size is included in the equation, a fact that is hardly appreciated by many reviewers.

Reading about 25 books and a hundred recent articles about the theory leeica photography and art in general is a major task and before I understood the real difference between simulacrum and mimesis and the changes in meaning since the Geeks pondered about Plato’s cave and Susan Sontag referred to these concepts many weeks passed by.

For photographers it’s more interesting that focal length indicates if it is a wideangle lens ex. Some folks try and help people and be constructive in their posts and try to inform folks of interesting news.

Leica lenses were selected by photographers because they added a special fingerprint and quality to the pictures. Now we have a bewildering range of products that offer comparable features and performances in widely differing packages. It is of course fully justified to inform the reader about trends in the market and for decades the automotive industry presents road maps for their product range for several years in the future.

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. At least they provide additional heat that may provoke malfunctions. The most depressing instances of consumerism may be the long queues in front of the Apple stores to buy the most recent gadget and the distribution of a movie that records the unboxing of a new product, a senseless act that is however been viewed and appreciated by many thousands of persons.

Remember that Leitz was a big company because of its diversified product range from microscopes to machinery.

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Nikon was obviously more successful and the answer to the why requires a different article. Paul Wolff of Leica fame wrote a book to promote the small format against the large format negative size. Now we are trying to design one tool that does all jobs equally well. The Leica product range is currently composed of a range of products that cater for every taste and at the same time are in competition with each other. If a spring or a screw was needed, the responsible manager knew how to assess the component and immediately saw the potential problems, if any!


Tele-Elmarit I black [Lens design by Dr. There are many similarities between the M6J and the Leica In addition you can choose the monochrome sliders to create a black and white image, or Silver Efex or DxO filmpack 4. The only good point is that you do not have to exposure correctly, by the way the same argument that Kodak used when introducing the linear characteristic curve of the T-Max films.

This is also underscored by the endless list of tests by the German magazine Color-Foto that in its most recent issue shows that different cameras and systems converge to the same level of performance and that the differences that can be found are increasingly irrelevant for the average user. The rangefinder in this camera is terrific. With digital technology there are ample opportunities to correct lens ‘faults’ and improve performance with software.

Telyt Lens nomenclature – short-hand for ” telephoto ” tele – is a combining form, meaning to or at a distance and used in names of instruments for operating over long distances: Leica fixed prime lenses Fixed lenses on cameras. My Leica M3 from is still fully functional in its 52nd year and will function flawlessly for another thirty years.

The permanent renewal is not good for the environment and only fosters the modern trend of cultural and senseless consumerism. The findings would be discussed with the factory and after reflection would be incorporated into the final conclusions.

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. The codes are for the silver chrome finish and for the black chrome finish. An extremely high dynamic range is fine, but when Ansel Adams proposed the Zone-system which was capable of extracting 10 or 11 stops of range from a normal emulsion, the objections were that the printing paper could only accommodate 5 stops.

You will find there the famous Huygens clock, the van Leeuwenhoek microscope and a 15th century astrolabe known from the Startrek series. Go from RAW file to print in one step. Available from eBay or Amazon. Manufacturers love this of course and will do what they can to reinforce that illusion. The fact that both the AP and the BJP felt pressed to issue a joint statement to defend their role is a weakness.

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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. There is also a manufacturing logic behind the switch to mirror-less cameras: It is an expensive, hand-crafted, special-purpose machine that has its own personality and its own quirks and limitations.

Leica provides access to a rich set of technical data and information on current or recently discontinued cameras, lenses and accessories at leica-camera. Walter – Legendary Leica lens designer.

Faults may occur at any time in even the most reliable and well-engineered products, but leoca should report on this only when the journalist has cause to assume that the fault is typical of the product and not an incidental occurrence and the usual very small sample of the products under review makes it vary hard to make statistically valid statements about reliability and the overall characteristics of a product.

A 30x45mm sensor does not imply better quality than an APS-C sized sensor.

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In the past a lens would loose all detail as the flare level would wash all micro- and overall contrast. The exhibition shows that the role of the Leica has been taken over or more accurately is on the verge of being taken over puhs the smartphone.

Rick I’m not sure that you really understand how these forums work. The Leica M7 is the grand finale of this camera type with as much automation as can be incorporated into the design. Apple has been criticized severely for not having very innovative products in its current portfolio and the community sighed with relief when the Apple Watch was announced.

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The focus on upts ISO values seems to be inevitable when discussing current digital cameras. The new M would have more trouble to qualify. Canon, Nikon have tens of thousands of employees, many factories and a strong amount of synergy between components and products as has Audi and its parent company VW.