Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/12

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Subject: [Leica] sharp ears & soft eyes! focusing tips? -
From: Grduprey at (
Date: Wed Apr 12 19:57:27 2006

In a message dated 4/10/2006 8:29:01 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:
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.


Try using a microprism focusing screen on the R8 instead of the split image 
focusing screen.  I always get the eyes right when I'm using the SL with its 
microprism screen.