Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Real men don't use a meter!
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 20:08:54 -0700

The following discourse is OK for most people, but if your worldly income
is riding on producing stunning photographs for an AD agency or magazine,
on slow color film (no latitude) and you are using polarizers and grads, I
would indeed have every bit of equipment I could possibly need, and would
constantly use it. Perfect exposure, for particular parts of an image,
change with the shooting angle vs. the sun. Use an incident meter and you
will know. Move it in a 90 degree arc and watch it change.


At 11:25 AM 5/29/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Bravo, Marc, I agree. I was up at a ski race in the mountains this winter,
>there was a pro dragging around a case full of the N word gear, messing
>around with an incident meter. Meanwhile I had a Leica II, and the old
>eyeball. Saw the pictures later, other than the telephoto shots, which I
>wasn't doing couldn't see the difference between pictures, seemed like a
>lot of effort. The thing that was baffling was this was a bright cclear
>day the light wasn't changing, but the photographer kept checking it
>again and again!?!?!
>Noel Charchuk
>Calgary, Alberta
>On Fri, 29 May 1998, Marc James Small wrote:
>> At 48, I regard myself as merely "moderately ripened" and not yet as old,
>> but I am perfectly happy metering most scenes using the "sunny 16" rule.
>> It gets dicey, though, when working indoors or in low-light, and bracketing
>> is a necessity here!
>> Marc
>>  FAX:  +540/343-7315
>> Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!