What does DC lens mean?
“DC” stands for Defocus Control. DC allows the photographer to change the distortion characteristics of the lens so the “look” of the out-of-focus elements in the foreground or background can be changed to produce more pleasing photos, particularly portraits.
What makes Leica lenses so special?
Leica lenses feature very smooth and eye-pleasing bokeh with specular highlights rendered as round or close to round blobs of roughly uniform tone (look at the image below) when the lens is wide open.
What does DMC mean in photography?
DMC stands for “Digital Media Camera” although a panasonic dealer told me it means “Digital Still Camera”
What is the difference between Leica and Leitz?
In 1986, the Leitz company changed its name to Leica, due to the fame of the Leica trade-name. The name Leica is derived from the first three letters of the founder’s surname (Leitz) and the first two of the word camera: lei-ca (LEItz CAmera).
What IS the difference between a DC lens and an IS lens?
The IS stands for image stabilization. This allows you to take photos at slower shutter speeds without incurring motion blur. The IS version is older, but is considered better. The DC III version has been created to cater for people on a lower budget.
Can I use a DC lens on a full frame camera?
*1: DC lenses have an image circle that covers APS-C size image sensors. Not for use on digital cameras having image sensors larger than APS-C size or on 35mm or APS film cameras, as vignetting will occur.
Which is better Nikon or Leica?
The Leica is usually superior, or at least as good, as the best from Nikon and Canon at the same price. When you also consider that the Leica weighs only a fraction as much as either camera or lens, it’s a no-brainer to see which is the best for outdoor photography.
Are Leica lenses the best in the world?
Many photographers swear by the Leica lens, claiming that its superior build and the incredible quality of its glass makes it the best in the industry. Leica’s lens glass is ground and polished to create an aspherical lens, comprising a complex shape and surface ideal for optics.
Why Leica has no autofocus?
Despite having patented autofocus technologies as early as 1960, no Leica M rangefinder has ever had autofocus. Rumor has it that back in the day, the company decided that all its customers knew how to focus manually, and they wouldn’t want to rely on the camera to do it for them.
Does Panasonic own Leica?
“Panasonic is responsible for the design and manufacture of Leica brand lenses, but it is all subject to approval of Leica before the lens can be commercialized.”