Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/04/19

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Subject: Re: M6 metering
From: William Hong <>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 09:12:50 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 18 Apr 1996, Charles E. Albertson wrote:

>      As a rule of thumb (and I got this from the late Andrew Matheson's
> book, "Leica M6: Rangefinder Practice M6 to M1), use the finder frame for
> the lens that is 50% longer than the one you are metering through. For
> example, click the frame selector to the 75mm frame if you're metering with
> a 50mm, use the 50mm frame is you're shooting with a 35mm, use the 135mm
> frame for the 90mm lens, etc. It seems to work OK for me.
> ----------------------
> Charles E. Albertson
> Seattle, Wash.

Jonathan Eastland's Leica M Compendium also mentioned this technique, but 
it doesn't seem to work on my M6.  Flicking the frameline selector 
doesn't see to change the metering at all.  I don't understand how this 
would work.  Since the framelines come up in pairs, how would it know to 
meter with the 35mm line, not the 135mm line, and the 28mm line, not 
the 90 mm line?

							William Hong

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