Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Polarizing Filter w/M6
From: "Bud Cook" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 09:27:46 -0600

Did the old F3 have a spot meter?  If not, it probably used only light to
the viewfinder for metering.
Bud Cook
- -----Original Message-----
From: Stanley E Yoder <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 1998 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Polarizing Filter w/M6

>Excerpts from mail: 12-Jan-98 [Leica] Leica-Users List Di.. by
>> For Leicas, it's the fact that a portion of the incoming light is
>> through a partially silvered mirror (the SLR mirror), for exposure
>> determination. The partially silvered mirror (beam splitter) acts as a
>> polarizer and will give incorrect exposure readings with a linear
>Well, I dunno about Leica Rs, but I talked with - gasp! - Nikon about my
>old F3, which also uses a part-silvered mirror spot in the metering
>system. They assured me that linear polas were fine; and indeed, I seem
>to have no trouble using one. So, are there other factors present that
>mandate circulars for some cameras but not for others?
>Sorry for injecting the N-word here. I do like my IIIf more. Honest.
>Stan Yoder