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

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Subject: Re: M6 metering (again)...
From: Wolfgang Sachse <>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 16:13:32 -0400 (EDT)

> I'll take a crack at this too, although I apologize if this has
> already been covered in too much detail...

	I agree. I've been deleting like crazy over the past
	two days. But forgive me to make one comment regarding
	English (this comes from an originally non-native):

	Knoles ( wrote...

> Eastland's _M Compendium_, which I think is otherwise an excellent
> book, contains a serious error in its discussion of M6 metering. He
> says that changing the framelines will actually change the area
> metered, which of course isn't true....

	To me, Eastland's sentence means that the region in space
	which is being photographed and which is being metered - is
	affected by which lens one has mounted. Changing the lens,
	changes the frame lines and shows which region in the real
	world is being metered.

> changes on an M6 is the size of the area _in the viewfinder_ which
> is metered, and this depends on the focal length of the lens used ...
<snip> ...

> By changing to framelines that are 50% higher (50 for 35, 75
> for 50, etc.) you get a simply get a rough approximation of the part of the
> image that is being metered.

	Oh. Maybe you got it also.

	OK. Enough of this. Let's go take some pictures and find

	-- Wolfgang
    Wolfgang Sachse                             Cornell University

In reply to: Message from Thomas Knoles <> (Re: M6 metering (again))