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xinchenc
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« on: May 13, 2008, 10:09:32 AM »
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With firmware 2.09, the aperture setting from f/4 to f/32 works correctly. BUT, my AFi7 cannot reach 1/1000 second shutter speed (only 1/500), though apo-symmar 90mm f/4 is PQS lens?

Another problem is in that there is no lens & shooting information in the picture file with any lens, even with those new AFD ones.

Has any user met teh same problem?

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 10:41:14 AM »
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My Sinar hy6 has the same problem too. Hopefully it will be rectified in the next firmware update.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 10:51:24 AM »
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Question to you Carl, and to Xinchenc:

are those "older" or long ago bought lenses?

Carl: do you have the problem with the same lens as Xinchenc, the 90 apo-symmar macro?

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My Sinar hy6 has the same problem too. Hopefully it will be rectified in the next firmware update.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 10:57:47 AM »
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that's Leaf AFi specific.

The Sinar Hy6 uses 2 batteries, independently (one in and for the eMotion back exclusively and one in the handgrip of the camera for the body only), and lasts for at least 3 hours of continuous shooting, when fully charged. I have used my set today the whole day, since this morning, demonstrating it and being used by many photographers: the eMotion battery is still indicating 2/3 of full capacity and the camera battery indicates full.

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then, what a problem!

another observation is that if I use only one battery to drive the whole system, including the digital back, it will only last about 1 hour!
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 11:50:40 AM »
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Carl: do you have the problem with the same lens as Xinchenc, the 90 apo-symmar macro?

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Yes.

My other PQS lenses are fine by the way...
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 12:22:00 PM »
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I have been told that this problem does happen with some "older"/"earlier" lenses, and that it is lens-related, not the camera, that's why I was asking.

I was told that the lens has to be sent to factory to get a fix.

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Yes.

My other PQS lenses are fine by the way...
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 03:16:21 PM »
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With firmware 2.09, the aperture setting from f/4 to f/32 works correctly. BUT, my AFi7 cannot reach 1/1000 second shutter speed (only 1/500), though apo-symmar 90mm f/4 is PQS lens?

Another problem is in that there is no lens & shooting information in the picture file with any lens, even with those new AFD ones.

Has any user met teh same problem?

another observation is that if I use only one battery to drive the whole system, including the digital back, it will only last about 1 hour!

Thanks.
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We will get someone to contact you with requests for some more info.

Regarding the battery life we're looking to improve the power management of the imaging module+body, however you can use a 2nd battery (of up to 6,000mAh) attached to the bottom of the imaging module which is going to give you a much longer working time.

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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 10:34:22 AM »
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Can Leaf settle my 90mm PQS lens problem FREE?

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If the lens was bought from Leaf and it is not a bug that can be fixed via firmware then I believe it will be repaired/ replaced under warranty.

If you haven't heard from Leaf AP or from your dealer by now then I suggest you contact your dealer.

Yair
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2008, 12:42:40 AM »
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I just bought it in Shanghai the day before yesterday, with serial # 14653xxx. Is that an OLD lens?
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According to Schneider, that serial puts your manufacture date in 1997 or 1998.  Not sure how old a lens has to be for this problem, though.

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2008, 06:32:20 AM »
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Bradley,
How does one figure out the date of manufacture via the serial number?
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2008, 07:48:20 AM »
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Dear Xinchenc,

I doubt it is F&H who sells slowly, but at a certain period the stocks have probably been filled to the top. That's what I have ben told.

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How slow Rollei sells such lens.
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2008, 09:14:13 PM »
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No, not true Xinchenc: I have myself a few such "old" PQS lenses and they are working fine on the Sinar Hy6.

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It is said that ALL manual PQS lenses have such 1/500 second problem.
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2008, 03:11:51 AM »
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Here is why it is worth getting the lens fixed:





Photographer: Alex Granat
Lighting: Martim Neves
Model: Xenia Fortes

Leaf AFi 6
Schneider 50mm AF-D
50 iso
1/1000 sec @ f20
Profoto D4

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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2008, 04:11:42 AM »
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Looks soft to me?
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2008, 05:25:58 AM »
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Looks soft to me?
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Changed the full frame grab so you'll see the size of the crop. From that distance you won't get any sharper than that, not at 1/1000 anyway...


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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2008, 10:50:03 AM »
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Here is why it is worth getting the lens fixed:





Photographer: Alex Granat
Lighting: Martim Neves
Model: Xenia Fortes

Leaf AFi 6
Schneider 50mm AF-D
50 iso
1/1000 sec @ f20
Profoto D4

Yair
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you should be looking at the feet, that's the part that'll probably blur (flash duration is more important here really)
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2008, 12:14:49 PM »
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that's Leaf AFi specific.
... and the camera battery indicates full.

Thierry
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Thierry the problem of the Hy6 battery level is that it shows "full" till it's finished
That's my case at least.
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2008, 12:15:25 PM »
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that's Leaf AFi specific.
... and the camera battery indicates full.

Thierry
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Thierry the problem of the Hy6 battery level is that it shows "full" till it's finished
That's my case at least.
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2008, 01:37:47 PM »
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Here is why it is worth getting the lens fixed:

Photographer: Alex Granat
Lighting: Martim Neves
Model: Xenia Fortes

Leaf AFi 6
Schneider 50mm AF-D
50 iso
1/1000 sec @ f20
Profoto D4

Yair
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Wow - why f/20?   With the 50mm this could have been shot at f/11 or maybe even f/8 and the flash power could have several stops less which would have made the flash even faster than the shutter.
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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2008, 03:57:43 PM »
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absolutely!

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you should be looking at the feet, that's the part that'll probably blur (flash duration is more important here really)
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