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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 metering
From: CapsTeeth <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 20:22:50 EST

In a message dated 98-01-10 19:37:50 EST, you write:

> 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.
>   >
>    >>
>  You said that the mirror was up. Are you sure the meter can "see" with the
>  mirror up? My Nikon F3 cannot; I take the meter reading and then flip up
>  mirror.
>  Charlie
                       The F3 is a reflex which is designed to meter with the
mirror in place (it actually has a semi-silvered area and another little
hinged mirror underneath the main mirror that directs a portion of the light
to the cell in the floor of the mirror box.  The M6 is designed to read
incoming light bounced off the white dot on the shutter curtain.  If the Viso
mirror were down it would cut the light off completely.