Rescued bird - Leica 'D-Lux'

Discussion in 'Nature' started by dalethorn, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Another rescued bird who banged into a window, warming up to fly. I have quite a few images from this great camera now, but haven't been able to work on them due to other projects getting in the way. The 800 ISO was accidental, since I was operating quickly and didn't check the settings. At f6.3, more of the bird should be in focus, but there may be some feather smearing that looks out-of-focus, or the shallow DOF may have something to do with the lens-barrel switch being set to 'Macro'.

    Leica D-Lux, f6.3, 1/250 handheld, ISO 800.
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  2. Amin

    Amin Administrator

    Mar 28, 2013
    Cute little fella
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  3. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 1, 2013
    Whenever I try to set a camera up for shooting in a given situation, I later get bit by the same problem. Always. Would it have hurt to put the "PASM" switch to "P"? But no ...

    Nice thing about the M240 live-view: I immediately know what the shutter speed, exposure, and aperture are. Nothing hidden there.
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  4. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    If I were using the Noctilux as I was last year, undoubtedly I would have used a low aperture, and the DOF would be even more shallow. In the case of the dog here, I was lucky to have a light from a close-by lamp, and sufficient distance to get an acceptable focus. If I shot that dog with the Leica D-Lux, one thing is certain - the result would be way different, so you just have to hope what you're carrying is adequate for the job. My X Vario would have struggled with the bird and failed with the dog.

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