Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] exposure rules
From: "David W. Almy" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 08:15:39 -0500

Erwin wrote:
> <snip>
> Now for the boat scene. If the greycard reading is EV9, then the zone V is
> also 9. The boat then (at 7) will be in Zone III (that is darkish)...<snip> Overall contrast is higher of course.
> <snip>
> Thanks for your thoughtful analysis.  You're absolutely right about the
> particulars of this scene, ie the lack of a true highlight that would
> challenge the range of the film.<snip> What I got
> out of this discussion is pay attention to the top of the range and don't
> let the highlights get blown out.
> Kevin Hoffberg

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Kevin, George, Eric, Dale, Donal, Ted, Erwin, et al...

You're all wrong. Too much thinking, not enough shooting. 

If you've invested so much time in setting up this kind of still
life/landscape, just bracket the blazes out of it and move on to the
next opportunity. Or a good single malt. 

Film's cheap and life's too short.


David W. Almy