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    Leica M9 vs. Medium Format - surprising results!

    this is really surprising.......http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...hoot_out.shtml

    if only the M9 had AF i'd lust after this......

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    Re: Leica M9 vs. Medium Format - surprising results!

    You don't need autofocus to shoot pix of brick walls.

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    Re: Leica M9 vs. Medium Format - surprising results!

    LOL, that is true. being a travel-oriented documentary fotog though, i'd love a lighter kit to carry than my sony a900, grip and zeiss lenses, it all weighs a ton. i just can't seem to get the hang of focusing a RF, especially on the go.
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    Re: Leica M9 vs. Medium Format - surprising results!

    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    You don't need autofocus to shoot pix of brick walls.
    Brick walls were in fact the favorite subject of HCB and others.
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    Re: Leica M9 vs. Medium Format - surprising results!

    Quote Originally Posted by MoJo View Post
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    if only the M9 had AF i'd lust after this......
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    You don't need autofocus to shoot pix of brick walls.
    Not really for action shots either. These two Irish beauties were going at full steam, with unpredictable turns... I shoot a lot of dogs (), and I miss lots of shots, but I miss fewer with the M9 than I did with any AF camera Ive used.

    M9, 75 mm Apo Summicron Asph, 1/500 s:



    And these were going fast, too. M9, Tele-Elmarit 90, 1/125 s. Focus on the eyes of my cocker Fredde (where else?)

    Last edited by Per Ofverbeck; 17th November 2010 at 05:55.

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    Re: Leica M9 vs. Medium Format - surprising results!

    Quote Originally Posted by Per Ofverbeck View Post
    Not really for action shots either.
    Same for me:

    Leicaflex SL, 180mm APO-Telyt-R, 1/125 sec



    Leica R8/DMR, 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R & 1.4x APO-Extender-R





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    Re: Leica M9 vs. Medium Format - surprising results!

    Need to go back and read my M9 review. i do compare the P30+ with the M9 with NO brick walls. LOL

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    Re: Leica M9 vs. Medium Format - surprising results!

    well, I'm with Per and Doug with respect to focusing on an M9



    Manual focusing with action takes practice - but it's often more reliable than AF.

    Certainly for travel shots it's really not an issue.

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    Re: Leica M9 vs. Medium Format - surprising results!

    jono, that is an amazing levitating little dog!
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