Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 21 ASP Chrome or Black ?
From: "Martin V. Howard" <>
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 1998 13:36:45 +0200

Wood, Darrell (London) wrote:
> I have a Black M6.85 and M6 Chrome. and (Chrome 35Asp,Chrome 90 & 
> Black 50) Which 21m would be sensible to get. On the whole I have 
> colour in the Chrome M6 and B&W in the .85.

Again, it depends.  If shooting B&W, then obviously you'd want to go
with the black 21.  OTOH, with colour, things get a bit more
complicated.  Shooting transparencies (also known as "chromes"), the
choic is quite straight forward: go with the chrome.  For colour
negative film, it's a toss up between whether you consider the colour
or the negative more important.  For colour, go with chrome.  For
negative, go with black.  If undecided, talk to Leica about getting
a Panda version of the 21.

Of course, this fails to take into consideration shirt colour.  This
becomes vital if mainly using dark shirts, in which case, black is the
only way to go.  Otherwise, go with chrome, unless your shirts are
predominantly blue, then chrome.  T-shirts require black, regardless of
colour, whereas formal dress-shirts, especially those cut to measure,
must have chrome.


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