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Opposites Meet

Opposites Meet
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Copyright: Michael Dolby (mrmike1935) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 213] (4594)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-03
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Leica V-Lux 4, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8/4.5-108ASPH, Digital
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-03 4:52
Viewed: 664
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A very earnest street interviewer,
and I just noticed the stripes on there clothes.
PS. I am trying to reply to peoples comments, but
for some reason they do not get posted, working on it.
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Hello Mike,
Your photo's taken with the Leica V-Lux 4 camera and Vario-Elmarit lens are generally slightly out of focus and that was rather disappointing as Leica film cameras were top class. Otherwise Cartier-Bresson would not have used his M2. Your latest upload, even though it still says Leica, reveals in the exif information that you actually used a Canon 1100D and is very sharp. My question now is whether the relatively poor quality is attributable to Leica in general or whether it is your particular camera that has a problem. Good to see a sharp image here.

Can't agree with Corjan3 that this particular upload is a sharp image, but what i can agree with in his statement is that all of your shots are out of focus, whether it be from the Leica or any other camera you use.

Seems to me there is definitely an issue with either all of your cameras, your lenses, or your own manual focussing method.
If you use manual focus, it may be you have adjusted the diopter on the viewfinder, and what you as an individual see in focus through the viewfinder due to the diopter adjustment, is actually making you take the subject out of focus as far as the lens is concerned.

Try using auto focus, see if that helps.
Just a thought.


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2016-02-04 4:33]
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Hi Michael,

I like very much street live pics in B/W of color, maybe for the atmosphere of the city.
Here the sky is grey, the choice of B/W is maybe better.
my best regards.

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