Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/30

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Subject: Re: R: [Leica] Noctilux
From: (George Kaufman)
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 09:43:14 -0800


Maybe you should gain some expereience ruining the best products of Fuji
and Konica as well!

On Thu, 29 Jan 1998 23:40:01 -0500 Marc James Small
<> writes:
>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 
>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 
>negative emulsions.  With chromes, I bracket like the daylights and 
>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 
>mistakes to programme this grand old metering system in my brainpan.
>  FAX:  +540/343-7315
>Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!

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