Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/10

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Subject: [Leica] M6 metering
From: Andras Iklody-Szabo <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 17:15:11 -0400


can anybody of you experts explain why I can not get a meter reading with
the M6, Viso III and Telyt 200? I am baffled.

I wanted to take a shot in bright sunlight on ISO 100 film (f/8-1/500 hand
held meter reading) for the first time with the above lens on the Viso III
and my M6. Light conditions were well within the built-in meter's range.
For the intended meter reading I had the mirror up, of course, camera on a
tripod. There was no way to light up the 2 arrows at the same time. Taking
the lens off and holding my hand in front of the Viso opening I could
balance the arrows. It appeared, there was not enough light reaching the
built-in meter cell through this combination, however it was enough for
other lenses to take decent pictures. What gives? Can anybody help?

Your expert advice appreciated!

Andras Iklody-Szabo
Caracas / Venezuela