Discussion Forum Leica S System S2 Depth of field on Summarit lenses
  • #3995
    rootbeer

    I'm used to looking at a chart for DOF range on my M9 and film camera's. Is there any info for the S-Summarit lenses? I'm noticing with my photo's I get OOF area's at F5.6 and F8 with the S2. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Jim

  • #3999
    stephan

    you can search the net for DOF calculators that take in account the sensor size and make the calculation for each lens. Unfortunately, the S-sensor is rarely covered, so this search is not easy. There are more calculators – apps, so probably the search there will be more easy (still keep in mind that you need a calculator that covers the S-sensor or something similar (like Hasselblad 39 or so)

    update:

    I found a calculator, you can choose the Pentax 645D which has roughly the sensor size of the S2 http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

    It is one of the main advantages of the S-system to get a small DOF when the lens quality is at it's optimum (at 5,6) and that even wide open they are much better than what you can get from any 35mm lens.

  • #4002
    rootbeer

    Thank you Stephan, really appreciate your help!
    Jim

    stephan;4692 wrote: you can search the net for DOF calculators that take in account the sensor size and make the calculation for each lens. Unfortunately, the S-sensor is rarely covered, so this search is not easy. There are more calculators – apps, so probably the search there will be more easy (still keep in mind that you need a calculator that covers the S-sensor or something similar (like Hasselblad 39 or so)

    update:

    I found a calculator, you can choose the Pentax 645D which has roughly the sensor size of the S2 http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

    It is one of the main advantages of the S-system to get a small DOF when the lens quality is at it's optimum (at 5,6) and that even wide open they are much better than what you can get from any 35mm lens.

  • #4003
    billhart

    https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2djb245OW5UME43czhUQw

    This is the link to some depth of field charts for the first released S lenses. I believe the depth of field charts are available on the Leica home site when you click on each lens and go to the specs, etc…..may be in the accompanying downloads.

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