Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] I won $200 on the slots
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 23:21:17 -0700

At 06:14 PM 5/3/98 -0700, you wrote:
>A good place to relate recent experience.  I just got back from boat
>shoot on Lake Meade (near Las Vegas where I won $200 on the slots on my
>birthday!).  I did some testing before hand since the boat colors have
>gotten darker this year and agency worried about reproduction.  We even
>considered mounting powerful flashes aboard camera boat, but it got
>nixed finally as too complicated.  So I tested Velvia with and without a
>Tiffen 812 filter and E100S with 812 and E100SW straight.  Film to AD
>who went over it with the separator and the winner was.... 
>(envelope, please)....
>Velvia with 812 enhancing filter at 1/4 stop overexposure.  Despite
>contrast, the punchier colors won out.  And interestingly, despite the
>812's bit of red bias, the skin tones look better than Velvia straight. 
>Don't know why.  Exposed usually at ISO 32 (including 1/2 stop for the
>812).  88 rolls dead on exposure without an unintended push or pull, all
>with incident light meter.  

Good to hear from you. Everyone likes to hear real world experience.
Especially from you. I'm glad you mentioned the incident meter. It's hard
to beat a good incident meter when you're having fun in the sun... :) Happy
the assignment went so well.