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M10 live view, can you change focus area after punching in with the directional pad?


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Hi, 

I'm on the fence between a Leica m10 or m10p, one of the questions I find rather hard to get a definitive  answer on is this:
When using live view on a regular m10 AND your zoomed in, can you then move around using the directional pad? 

On my Leica Q I found this to be a huge drawback when using manual focus, as it only zooms in to the center, then you need to use focus recompose 
(which can throw the focus slightly off) , If I could compose first, then zoom in where I wanted, that would be gold! 

 

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3 hours ago, Tor-B said:

Hi, 

I'm on the fence between a Leica m10 or m10p, one of the questions I find rather hard to get a definitive  answer on is this:
When using live view on a regular m10 AND your zoomed in, can you then move around using the directional pad? 

On my Leica Q I found this to be a huge drawback when using manual focus, as it only zooms in to the center, then you need to use focus recompose 
(which can throw the focus slightly off) , If I could compose first, then zoom in where I wanted, that would be gold! 

 

Hi

 

I think it does change the point, the reason why i swapped with m10-p at that time becoz of the touch screen where i can move the focus by touching

 

though i seldom focusing using other than the OVF

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On 11/11/2021 at 12:16 AM, Tor-B said:

I'm on the fence between a Leica m10 or m10p, one of the questions I find rather hard to get a definitive  answer on is this:
When using live view on a regular m10 AND your zoomed in, can you then move around using the directional pad? 

Yes

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On 11/11/2021 at 2:22 AM, jakontil said:

Hi

 

I think it does change the point, the reason why i swapped with m10-p at that time becoz of the touch screen where i can move the focus by touching

 

though i seldom focusing using other than the OVF

When using OVF,  do you then go back to moving the directional pad to move around in the frame to check sharpness? 

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2 hours ago, Tor-B said:

When using OVF,  do you then go back to moving the directional pad to move around in the frame to check sharpness? 

Hi Tor,

 

honestly speaking i seldom preview my photos, that including the sharpness

i use OVF because i think it’s faster and dont want to halt my flow

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Other techniques to use, especially when time is of the essence, is to stop down your lens, stand farther away and/or or use a wider lens. And we can also compensate by leaning in or back, based on experience. We don’t have screens with film M’s (or now M-D’s) and a lot of nice pics are still made.

Jeff

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