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Digilux 3 & Summicron R50

 

This evening, on the way to hear the Brad Mehldau Trio at Carnegie Hall. The New York Jazz Festival. Herbbie Hancock tomorrow.

 

This is a wonderful little camera. Full Frame. Light. Relatively small form factor. No major screwups. Uses superb R glass & is Digital. I'm sorry Leica abandoned us.

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Ben -

 

Delightful selective focus, detail, depth and composition. What's it like doing stop-down metering after all these years, and if you set exposure for auto, do you have to preset the aperture? What impact does that have on focusing? Have you tried it with a slow lens? What then? What is the capitol of Nevada?

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Ben -

 

What's it like doing stop-down metering after all these years, and if you set exposure for auto, do you have to preset the aperture? What impact does that have on focusing? Have you tried it with a slow lens? What then?

 

Since I spend about half my time shooting with rangefinders, M3, M2 & CL, I'm fully committed to manual settings. On the DMR I find I get the best results using the Manual & Aperture modes. I like the shutter speeds to be set where I want them, particularly if I want to slow things down in low light (my favorite time to shoot) or to show action (blur). Leica's auto settings are particularly good for P&S, but not for getting what I want. I carry a meter everywhere, find the light level of the most important element to me & adjust from there. Not perfect but it works for me.

 

The slowest lens I carry is the R19 at 2.8. My 80lux, 35lux & 50lux are my workhorses. At 1.4 to 2.0 I get what I want in terms of color & shading. At higher apertures with these same lenses, the color shifts to darker tones and the stray light is eliminated. I like strays and all the weird light bouncing around in the park & buildings. The ambient light adds air & gives the image some buoyancy

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