Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/10

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Subject: [Leica] Re: sharp ears & soft eyes! focusing tips? -
From: faneuil at (Eric Korenman)
Date: Mon Apr 10 07:12:16 2006
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A practice shot using the 'correction':

OT: I've been shooting DMR for B&W lately. I am still blown away by the DMR.


On 4/10/06, Eric Korenman <> wrote:
>  A call for focus help - and no, I am not going to buy an autofocus
> camera!
> I often misfocus when shooting portraiture -  Ending with soft eyes but
> razor sharp ears!
> Obsessive testing shows that I am responsible- not my R8 nor my lenses.
> The only help has been to always correct my focus.  I do this with a quick
> rightward corrective focus twist just after I focus my typical way.  IE, I
> focus 'normally' and then have to shorten the focus distance with a
> correction.
> If I forget I get sharp ears & soft eyes.
> I think my brain is edge seeking and the obvious edges are the side of the
> head compared to background. I find it tough to lock in on eyes. I tried a
> ground glass screen and that was a minimally helpful.
> I often shoot a 50mm lens at f5.6
> Tips?
> Eric

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