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Geoffrey Crawley was not only an excellent reviewer of photographic equipment, but wrote also put opinions about the role of technical journalism in the field of photography. That is why the black-and-white silver-halide pictures show more punch and have a more pleasing compeneium effect. The M 60 shares one important aspect with the M6J and the original M3.

Taking the picture with the M8. 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 leoca places. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

As long as we leoca our equipment every three years, we will have a slight chance that we will meet a compnedium, but as the M8 owners now start to realize is that after a period of five to six years unexpected things are going to happen. The success of Apple may be a case to contemplate before embarking on a new course that is not ingrained in the Leica product philosophy. Besides that indescribable pleasure derived from the design, the quality of construction and the “Leica feel”, you will also be rewarded with the highest image quality currently available from a 35 mm sensor.

The true disruptive force is the video technology being incorporated in every major photographic camera design. The choice of RAW developers has all characteristics of the old discussion between film types and developers: The PDF version of his old version of this book which no doubt covers the same historical background is available free online at this link and others https: The lenses are available in black anodized versions and in new silver chrome finish that is reminiscent of erwjn classical Elmarit lenses of the s and s.


In addition there happened to be an exhibition of pictures made by Ed van der Elsken of the Philips Natlab at compendijm end of the s.

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The L has photo and cine functions nice for M users who wish to make movies with the M and has separate EV and luminance value displays. The other approach for performance is to settle for a lower height and use the shape of a tower: So what are the intentions for the near future?

These characteristics have long been associated with high-end watches, but are now elements of the Leica brand and marketing. Is this a problem?

With this strategy Leica followed in the footsteps of Nikon, the company that started as a premium manufacturer of professional photographic equipment and expanded its range with equipment for the amateur snap-shooter that was the name of that species of photographers.

In case you are looking for a user guide for a Leica camera – new or old – you might want to check out the separate listings on Leica M manuals and Leica R manualsrespectively, in order to see whether the instruction booklet you are looking for is available as a pdf-download.

Curvature of field is an important criterium as is focus shift because of comlendium flatness of the sensor array, but vignetting is not because the internal software can eliminate this property. 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. A digital camera on the other hand is an electro-optical imaging system where the properties of the solid-state array and the power of the image processing algorithms regulate comprndium final quality.

In fact, it may be the best feeling Leica ever. But even Leica is in danger to overshoot its ambition. The proper role of a technical journalist, according to GC, is to inform the leicz about the properties and possible use of the equipment under review for the photographic practitioner.


The Live View function is cleverly executed and shows that Leica is forging ahead of the competition. Sign In Sign Up. It is not an innovative product in the sense of an iPod or iPad. The act of photography is not different and even the results are competitive, if not superior to what can be produced by the most modern high-tech equipment.

The sympathetic and humanistically sensitive eye of the French documentary photographers is gone. If you go for a pyramidal type of performance, the strategy for frequent product changes and product introductions may be counterproductive.

If we add the the production of cine-lenses to the portfolio, it is difficult to escape the notion that this is a collage of companies that may have the potential to share fundamental product components and development insights, a potential that for now is still quite limited. This approach ensured the best possible insight into the qualities of a product without neglecting its position in a greater environment.

I bought the camera I was testing. The problems with the carrying straps that came loose might be attributed to pressure to hold the production volume and the current problems with the sensor cover glass might be attributed to insufficient testing in the prototype stages.

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.

The results obtainable with the lenses were based on the optical performance. That is also the reason why image files made with the Leica Monochrom look in first instance too flat and that is also why most post-processing on these files produce a picture that is too harsh in order to compensate for the tonal compression in the mid-tones.

He burst into a scene, shot a handful of pictures and ran away, leaving the photographed persons with a big question mark: The M-E is a new version of the M9 with some features omitted to reduce the cost.