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Parallax correction on the M9, does it work well?

Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by winginkris, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

    315
    Dec 15, 2011
    Tried to find an answer for this but had no luck. I'm thinking about picking up an M9 and I'm curious about any parallax issues it might have. I have the Fuji X-Pro and while I love the camera, I really want to focus manually like I did many years ago, but I really don't like the way the X-Pro uses focus by wire. The parallax correction doesn't work all that well(especially up close), and I've trashed quite a few shots as some of the subject ends up out of the frame. I know I could "guess" where things should be but would rather have a more accurate way of framing.
    I'll probably rent one if I can find a place in my area, but any feedback before hand would be helpful.

    Thanks for any answers, Kris
     
  2. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    In my experience, the framelines on the M9 err on the side of being too conservative. You usually get more in the shot that what the framelines show, particularly the farther away you are from your subject. Never bothered me, though. I find that the parallax correction works quite well, and the rangefinder spot moves with the framelines so that it is always centered.

    Best would be to try before you buy.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
  3. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

    315
    Dec 15, 2011
    Thanks Antonio. The X-Pro is also conservative, which is fine, but I'm finding that things don't center well when up fairly close even though the camera adjusts for parallax. It just doesn't adjust enough. Again, I'd rather not be "guessing".
    I'll definitely try before I buy.
    Thanks for your input, and by the way, the pics you're posting with your M9 are stunning! A compliment to your skills and your equipment, the combination seems to be working very well for you!
     
  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Thank you so much, Kris.