Let's talk about more about the new Leica Digilux 2

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Jimmy Smith, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. Jimmy Smith

    Jimmy Smith Guest

    So what exactly do you think about the control laid out as rings on the
    lens? What type of advantages or disadvantages will this hold for the
    digital photographers? I was waiting and all set to get the Sony F828 until
    I saw this Leica Digilux 2. Now it doesn't seem like such an easy decision
    for me. Any comments or insights?

    Jimmy Smith, Dec 5, 2003
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  2. Jimmy Smith

    Jim Townsend Guest

    The zoom and focus rings are about 1000% better than most of the zoom/focus
    methods used in non-slr cameras.

    The zoom is darn near instant.. It's as fast as you can turn the ring. That's
    much better than pressing a rocker switch and waiting for a motor to grind the
    lens in and out.

    It's also a faster way to manual focus as well.. The only downside to manual
    focussing on the new Leica is that they use an electronic viewfinder.. EVF's
    are usually grainy which makes it difficult to judge whether you're focus is
    Jim Townsend, Dec 5, 2003
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  3. Some (most???, all???) EVF cameras operate in DOF preview mode all the time,
    so manual focus is essentially impossible. (Even with a magnification
    function, DOF is too large. And these small cameras have humongous DOF

    Does this camera fix this and open up the aperture for focusing?

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Dec 5, 2003
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