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Subject: [Leica] Canon 20D ;-)
From: s.jessurun95 at (animal)
Date: Fri Dec 3 05:18:00 2004
References: <><000901c4d8e2$c85293c0$87d86c18@ted> <><005701c4d8f9$385dbc60$87d86c18@ted> <>

Hope you dont mind a question but here goes
do you think that 16.7 megapixels will look better then 10 mp for hand held
My reasoning to get the digital back for the R is that for (tele)handheld
shooting 10 mpixels should be enough and that for tripod shooting film would
be superior to 18 mp sensor for 35mm .
I that would be untrue then to even consider the back would be foolish no?
simon jessurun

> You'll find that the Leica lenses are substantially more difficult to
> focus on the 20D than on the R8. The viewfinder for the 20D is
> designed for autofocus. So mount the 100 APO (which is now 160) but be
> wary. You'll have to really zoom in on the image after you've shot it
> to find out if you were in focus. I actually think you'll gravitate to
> autofocus lenses for precisely that reason.
> As was mentioned elsewhere the 24-70 F2.8L is a VERY fine lens. Not a
> Leica lens but very very nice. The digital shots from the southwest
> were all made with it although I was using a 10D and not the 20D.
> Actually I think B. D. is right - the digital answer in the state of
> the art is a 1Ds MkII that is full frame, 16.7 MPixel. This camera can
> mount, and focus, Leica lenses and offers a wide variety of focusing
> screens. At $8k US it's about the same price as a new R9 with a
> digital back - assuming you can get one (and assuming you can buy the
> Canon also since my dealer can't even extort a price quote out of
> Canon on one at this point.)
> Still, I'm glad you're having a great time exploring the 20D. I
> strongly recommend turning on the extended range and seeing what you
> can do at ASA 3200. Frankly I'm amazed. Digital noise isn't the same
> as grain in very fast films and you may not like it, but I think it'll
> open your eyes about shooting in natural light. Today I was out
> working at 800 and 1600 to explore these very features. I'll post a
> couple of examples.
> Adam
> On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 21:30:37 -0800, Ted Grant <> wrote:
> > Karen Nakamura offered:
> > Subject: Re: [Leica] Canon 20D ;-)
> >
> > > The adapter is a pain to get on and off a lens. basically there is so
> > > little clearance between the lens and the adapter that there is no
> > > to put a release switch. So it's easier to just leave it on the lens
> > > use the body release switch -- and get an adapter for each lens you
> > > use.<<<<<,
> >
> > Hi Karen,
> > Thank you, will do so after I've given the adapter-Leica lens rig a try
> > week.
> >
> > > Canon  L zooms are sweet but you'll be disappointed in their build
> > > compared to Leica glass. A lot of plastic and polycarbonates used even
> > > their highest end zooms.<<<,
> >
> > Well I'm not so concerned about how the things are put together or of
> > as long as the glass produces sharply cut images. So far the 16-35 zoom
> > have is quite an amazing image cutter on the memory card. Or so it
> > on the screen. But what I am most interested in is... the effect of
> > Leica glass with this digital camera.
> >
> > So far from the comments of others using a Leica-EOS adapter system the
> > Leica lenses work extremely well, which I expect to find out shortly
> > However, although being of quick hands at focusing manually for many
> > I am becoming, ( never thought I'd admit this in public,) ;-)  But I'm
> > becoming very skilled at "auto-focusing" the subject. ;-)  we shall see.
> > ........"to be cont'd" ;-)
> >
> > ted
> >
> >
> >
> >
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