UPDATE: I am now manufacting and selling a hood specific for the Zeiss 28mm Biogon - Cick to read.
If you take a quick look at the basic elements of replacing a strip of film with a electronic sensor, then it will become clear that this is a very different issue on a rangefinder compared to a SLR
This issue is well illustrated both by physics and also the presence of 3 camera models which all accepts Leica M lenses.
Read more after the break.
Making life a little simpler, I roughed out the layout of the 6bit codes in Corel draw and tossed a sheet of cardboard in my laser, then a bit of glossy photopaper for the actual stencil. the result is a simply lock in place paper stencil.
More pictures and layout for DIY types or purchase a ready to use template after the link.
You already have found the light meter, and it works much like your old camera, not much confusion here. However modern digital cameras, offers a very powerful new way of checking the exposure of your images. The build-in Histogram, shows you the accurate amount of light and dark pixels in your picture. Represented in a easy to understand graphic display. This is a tool which have never before been available to photographers on location. This is also one of the features there seems to be a good deal of confusion about.
Sticking the FL36 on the D-lux4 or Panasonic's LX3 automatically switches the flash to TTL mode and it zooms with the camera.
The exposures are perfect and the flash offers a full range of flash-head movement for bounce photography along with a build in bounce card and diffusion lens. Unlike most other units this flash only uses 2AA batteries, its the most compact swivel head flash I have found.
Sometime around 1997 I started shooting digital professionally. ever since then the quest have been for a cleaner chips and better resolution. The first Fuji Nikon body was only 1280x960px, but it had a interesting optical system in the body creating "full frame" images, naturally the camera was obsolete the first week and full-frame soon became a forgotten idea, well until the last few years. In the mean time we all discovered instant gratification in our photography workflow, and we also became photoshop junkies because we had to learn how to control noise and other ways of "fixing" our digital files so they would be acceptable to the clients.
Pulling back out film cameras, the question becomes:
How do I get this film back into my electronic darkroom.?
Picked up a new Leica d-lux 4 (panasonic LX3) a few weeks ago and am very quickly falling in love with this little camera, its nothing like my much more serious Olympus E3, but there is a very "something" feeling about the way it handles highlight and burnout, more filmish than many things I have seen.
Shown here with my old Zeiss 21mm optical viewfinder and a prototype wood lens-hood. (BTW the lens-hood can be ordered from me through PayPal.)
FedEX just brought my Digilux 3 back from KatzEye
Optics, they had it since the beginning of the week and have replaced
the original focusing screen with a opti-brite screen with a split-screen
and microprisme focusing aid.
Let me hurry and say that the people at KatzEye was great to work with, and their product apears to work as advertised. They kindly worked with me when I asked if the screen for the Olympus 330 would work in the Digilux 3 since the camera is said to have the same mirror box as the 330, after a quick conversation about this I send my camera to them for instalation and testing, two days ago they called me to say they had finished testing the new screen in my Leica and could confirm that it worked 100%. This means that both Leica Digilux and Panasonic L1 will work with this screen.
Leica Camera introduced the Leica M8 at Photokina in Cologne (September 26, 2006 to October 1, 2006). It is the first digital camera to use the Leica viewfinder system. All the key characteristics of the analog Leica reporter’s camera such as the compact design, the exceptional picture quality in conjunction with the Leica M lenses and the unique picture composition using the Leica viewfinder have been seamlessly carried over into the digital world. This professional-standard digital camera “Made in Germany” uses an image sensor specially developed for the requirements of the Leica M system. Almost all Leica M system lenses made since 1954 are also suitable for digital photography, thanks to their high performance level. Read the rest of the press-release after the link.