Thursday, June 14, 2018

Coy Glances

Brewster, New York

Another MM246 shot that reminded me how useful rangefinder focusing can be. Manual focus exists on EVF digital cameras, but I find it quite difficult to use even though I still have no trouble focusing the dim ground glass images on my large format view cameras. Here I wanted exact focus on the foreground cherub, and the beautifully smooth transition-to-bokeh of my old 35mm Summicron to fall back to the house. Focus where I wanted it with the rangefinder was essentially instant. Then after reframing I could make several slight variations in the framing without having to refocus, or assign a far left focus spot, etc.

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