Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/12/08

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Subject: [Leica] how can I know the light compensation in indoor photo
From: Grégoire Vandenschrick <>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 17:20:20 +0100

I would like to know (maybe this is a non-Leica question) how could I know
how much I have to compensate what my cell give me in an indoor situation
(incandescent light) in order to have the best result in Black&White neg.

Also (I know, it depends of the skin tone) What is the distance (in focus
stop) between the neutral grey and a normal pale skin, 1, 2, 3 stops? Can I
measure it right with a handhld cell, one time in reflective mode, second
time in incident mode, am I right?

And last one, What kind of filter could I use in order to diminish little
red imperfections of the skin?

Thank you

P.S. I just bought a second hand Macro-Elmarit R 1:2.8/60mm and would be
pleased to have your appreciation on this lens, and maybe a comparision with
the Summicron R 1:2/50mm

P.P.S. What kind of film should I use to shoot without a tripod, with just
one or two incandescent 75watt, iso1600, is it enough, or should I directly
go to iso3200?

Again, Thank you