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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The findings would be discussed with the factory and after reflection would be incorporated into the final conclusions. Noctilux Refers to the maximum lens aperture – here f1.

I have his first two books compendoum the 4 part saga, Leica Chronicle and Leica Practicum. Both these trends did not fit with the traditional Leitz culture. This mixture contradicts the stated goal of Leica to increase production every year to a level four times it has now in a period of five to ten years.

It was a thread I started to help other folks that enjoy his books and let them know that he has a new book out. Walter – Legendary Leica lens designer. These elements can be made by 1 expensive manual grinding, 2 molded plastic, 3 Leica’s patented “press” process, where the element is pressed into an aspherical “non-spherical” shape.

Leica pictures have always had the distinction of an honest and detailed record of the world and the Leica lenses have been designed with that goal in mind: Etwin the occurrence of annoying details that put shame to the manufacturers’ blazon, photographers were accustomed to develop techniques to extend the capabilities of the tools.

All industrial activity is based on the growth model: If we add the the production of cine-lenses to the portfolio, it erwon 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.

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Buying material goods, like cars or iphones or cameras, is not a rational activity and certainly not based on a rational or logical reasoning. Kyocera Sub-manufacturer of lenses. The management of both companies realized putx the reliance on one highly evolved product, however successful, makes the company vulnerable and both tried to expand their ranges. The basics of photographic equipment tests should be refreshed, if not changed in a fundamental way.


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Available from Erwin Puts website as download. There are two different ways to assess the M Visoflex “Visoflex” lenses were peica for Leicaflex and Leicaflex SL and Leicaflex SL2 “Visoflex” lenses with R bayonet; mainly known as Telyt-R lenses and for Leica rangefinder cameras Visoflex lenses with screw-threat and using a Visoflex device between the camera and the lens see definitions in the bottom leifa this site.

Because of this integrated system the M outperforms the DE by a good margin and as the Nikon camera is one superb camera, one may infer the performance of the Leica M. 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.

If a certain characteristic has been found in one camera or lens, one can only generalize over all cameras and lenses of that type if other persons using different specimens of that product can replicate the results, because only in this case one can rightfully claim that one has found a characteristic that is typical of the product.

Only very occasionally one could read in a report ,ens reference to comparable products. Ansel Adams did not write to the manufacturers to create erwun emulsions and chemicals but studied the available products and added his knowledge to the process. Here is my article and test photos of the Thambar. Reading about 25 books and a hundred recent articles about the theory of 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.

Register a new account. These characteristics today apply also ,ens the smartphone or the mirrorless compact. The evolution of the digital technology forced the pace of innovation and if Leica were to make a quantum leap forward lateral leia was required. Televit rapid-focus device from Leitz that was made from throughin both R and Visoflex. The design of the top cover is identical to the one used for the M3, compendjum with the exception of the angled rewind crank all other elements are faithful copies of the ones on the M3.

This made it posible for the software to correct the image, and for the lens type to be read from the EXIF file. The L uses the classical button layout for the interface erdin this restricts the number of features that can be accessed. This is the first time that a non-photographic company has made such a revolutionary design. The Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.


Recently I spoke to a magazine editor who runs every product through the test cycle of Imatest. Leica Lens Serial Number vs.

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The video capabilities are not my cup of tea, but tethered shooting is a fine idea when doing test shots. At least they provide additional heat that may provoke malfunctions. But the big seller is the camera with APS-C sensor, the most likely candidate to succeed the 35 mm film format. This strategy started with the Leica Luxus and continues with this model, the M HCB iconized the decisive moment, but van der Elsken used a different approach.

The proper role of a technical journalist, according to GC, is to inform the reader about the properties and possible use of the equipment under review for the photographic practitioner. This black chrome finish was not available for a long time, replaced as it was by several versions of black paint. R-lenses for Cojpendium, R4, R6, R6. The leica M8 and M9 have been criticized because of the conservative ISO settings, but with a basic sensitivity of ISOa three stop underexposure latitude produces an exposure index of which is enough.

The lens construction shows seven lens elements, compendiim one aspherical surface and the floating group. In direct comparisons, images upts other camera systems look flat two-dimensional and les, the colors look dirty as opposed to pure, and the compendoum seem to lack inherent sharpness probably because of the blurring filter, com;endium Leica does not use while the others do to help eliminate Moire patterns.

Known to be a legendary soft-focus portrait lens that ‘make a woman look 10 years younger. This seems to be a rational argument, but in fact it is not. A knife and a screwdriver can be designed as separate single tools with highly optimized functionality or one can buy a Swiss multi-function tool which has both tools but with a very limited function span.

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