Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] TTL flash on the M6
From: "Robert G. Stevens" <>
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 21:58:11 -0300


It probably has a second cell pointed at the film for the flash circuit. 


At 07:22 PM 9/2/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I've been sitting back waiting for someone to bring this up, and it hasn't,
>so allow me to raise on point.
>With the current meter spot on the M6 a TTL flash will be all but useless.
>Now it's a spot meter. You meter where you know the hot spot is hitting the
>right tones, then you compose and shoot. Try that with a flash. 
>You would change your composition to meet the needs of the meter, and you
>can only get a TTL reading from the spot on the shutter curtain at the
>moment of the exposure. 
>A plain old center weighted meter would be better, but those of us who have
>come to love TTL flash have grown acustom to MATRIX metering.
>Here's my point. Leica has to have figured this out, so my guess is that
>the new TTL body comes with a new metering pattern(s), which would make it
>truly an upgrade. Or they haven't figured it out, and then . . . yawn.
>Thomas Kachadurian