Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/29[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 09:28 PM 1/29/98 -0600, Eric Welch, tireless proponent of the Leica system, wrote: >And meters really won't give you "daylight" type exposures. In that kind of >light, mediocre meters will overexpose film. Good meters, with >inexperienced photographers might under or over expose film. > >Nothing to do but shoot, study the film and then shoot again. There are no >magic formula here. Back when I was learning photography, many, many years gone by, they stressed bracketing, on the theory that 'film is cheap, the picture is priceless'. Try it: you'll like it! I can shoot a roll of b&w film in my M3 without worrying, as I'm a fair judge of exposure (I have a LOT of experience ruining the best products of Kodak, Agfa, and Ilford!). I will bracket a tad on tough shots with colour negative emulsions. With chromes, I bracket like the daylights and don't trust the meter without THINKING about what it is telling me. An auto-camera? You've got to be kidding. I have thirty-five years of mistakes to programme this grand old metering system in my brainpan. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!