Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica]Get the screw mount!point and shoot.recommendations?
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 23:06:15 +0200


With print film this works, at least color and I assume also with the C41
B&W films. I see a clear image of one of these screw mount gems in my
future ;-)


dan states wrote:

> Nathan, don't be shy about guessing the exposure!  Believe it or not
> the little cartoon guides in the film boxes are pretty damn close in
> 99% of shots!
> I nearly always shoot 100 speed film, so I have gotten used to
> estimating speeds for that ASA.
> In sunshine f8 at 500th
> In shade on a sunny day F4 at 125th
> Indoors f3.5 at 30th. (this is the hardest to guess, it could be a lot
> less.
> On a cloudy day I usually try for f4 at 60th-125th.
> If you like faster or slower film just add or subtract the amount of
> stops to fit your preferences.
> Of couse this is valid for print film primarily, where exposure
> latitude, over exposure in particular is very great. (over 2 stops on
> most film.)
> Don't let the lack of a light meter keep you from buying a screw mount
> camera.  They are wonderful "people" cameras, and still a reasonable
> bargin compared to the M's.
> Good Luck,  Dan

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Nathan Wajsman
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