Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 Light Meter
From: Bert Keuken <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 20:07:43 +0100

At 00:01 19-1-98 -0800, you wrote:

>From: Cary Conover <>

>Tom Shea's post compelled me to finally post this to the group. This is
>something I've been wondering: How is the M6 meter supposed to detect
>the difference in frames? I've tried to get the meter to give off a
>different reading by switching the frames lever (as if trying to use it
>as a spot meter) but it doesn't seem to affect the reading at all.
>Furthermore, frames for 28/90, 35/135, and 50/75 show up at the same
> how is the meter supposed to "know" which lens is in use?

The meter doesn't know, it's not *that* sophisticated. The metered area is
constant, the white dot on the shutter curtain has a fixed size.

>I'm thinking it's just one meter all the time, regardless of what
>position the frames are in.

You're thinking right.
Bert Keuken