[LRflex] Re: leicareflex Digest V3 #92

  • From: Alan Siegle <alansiegle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 08:47:18 -0700 (PDT)

Hi David,
  I didn't try to connect the car cable to the battery, but my Leica charger 
has a DC socket on the side and the car charger plug fit it perfectly. When I 
get home tonight I'll have to try to plug the car charger into the battery. 
Have you recharged the battery using the car charger yet. I will have to use it 
this week during my Death Valley trip.
  I found the information on the histogram in the manual to be useless. The 
DM-R has four options; standard without clipping, standard with clipping, RGB 
without clipping, and RGB with clipping. The manual does not explain the 
difference between the settings for with or without clipping. I know the 
difference between standard and RGB, but I thought the RGB would show each 
channel like my 1D Mark II does. I have found the RGB histogram on my 1D Mark 
II to be very useful. If any of the DM-R users can give me a little tutorial on 
the histogram options (with and without clipping) I would appreciate it.
  I'm glad you enjoyed my Northern Lights images, they were taken during a full 
moon. I'm waiting for the sun spot activity to increase and get further into 
its cycle, then I'm going back to Cold Foot, Alaska to experience that 
incredible light show. 
  Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2006 18:11:52 -0700
From: David Young <telyt@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [LRflex] Re: DM-R
Alan Siegle wrote:

>   Yes I have the 12 volt car cable that plugs into the 120 volt 
> charger, it doesn't connect directly to the DM-R.

No, it connects to the DM-R's battery, directly.

>How many batteries do you have, and how many exposures are you 
>getting from one battery (knowing that is a factor of LCD use too).

I ran my battery dry, for the first time, the other day.  I got 
exactly 139 photos, but that was with a LOT of chimping, and the 
camera was on for a good 4.5 hours.

I consider a second batter a necessity of life and will have one 
ordered as soon as I stay in one spot for more than 2 days!


Congratulations, Alan, on the acquisition of your DM-R!

There is no doubt, the DM-R is a quirky machine, with a steep 
learning curve as compared to, say, the Canons... but it is capable 
of delivering results like nothing else I've ever seen.

BTW: I enjoyed your Northern Lights shots.. I haven't seen the Aurora 
Borealis like that since I lived in the Yukon, way back in '66 & '67!



David Young,
Logan Lake, CANADA


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