Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Metering the highlights.
From: "Joseph Codispoti" <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 13:16:10 -0800

Following is THE way to expose chrome films for the highlights:
Take an incident (or reflected with gray card) reading of the scene.
Set the lens accordingly.
Take a reflected reading of the highlight IN WHICH YOU WANT DETAIL (if the
highlight is small as in the case of tabletop or small product photography
use a spot meter).
Now OPEN the lens for an amount equal to the difference between the two

Incident reading: f:5.6
Reflected/spot reading: f:8.0 (one stop difference between the two
Final lens setting: f:4.0
You don’t believe me? Try it!

I know that this post will cause flames, vituperations, invectives and other
assorted scatology, but……… I love controversy.