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Subject: RE: Re: [Leica] M6 metering question
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 23:31 +0000


The colour meter would have been inactive with spot
metering selected.  I think you are correct though in that the
F5 may be doing some thinking of its own - I am not sure
what though.


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Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 08:54:48 -0400
From: Dan Cardish <>, owner-leica-
Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 metering question

Assuming your M6's meter is working correctly, I would expect
that it would
be fairly neutral when it comes to how it works.  In other words,
exposure of that white wall based on your unadjusted M6 meter
should render it at Zone V, or result in a density of about .75 in
negative (I think this is a typical zone V density).  The meter in
Nikon F5 may be doing something wierd (as someone else
pointed out) when
due to its colour metering system.

Dan C.

At 02:02 PM 07-05-00 +0100, Simon Lamb wrote:
>I agree that there is some latitude left to alter the stop or shutter
>My point (albeit badly made) was that if I don't know if the
>measurement is accurate, I cannot know what changes to make
to get a
>exposure for the wall.
>I have decided however to stop pointing my new M6 at white
walls until I
>understand him a bit better.