Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] (Handy) Grey card
From: "Roland Smith" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 18:01:35 -0700

For years, I have read the back of my hand with a Weston meter and obtained
good exposures.   Is the palm of the hand a better surface for this type of
reading?   I didn't make any adjustment to the exposure the reading

Roland Smith
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "John Collier" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2000 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] (Handy) Grey card

> A nice portable grey card is the palm of your hand, open up one stop
> depending on base skin colour and cleanliness. Calibration really does not
> take that long and you only have to do it once. They are generally always
> hand, easily washed and maintained with repair facilities in every major
> minor community you can think of. They are so handy, I never leave home
> without taking a couple along.
> Seriously!
> John Collier
> > From: "Gib Robinson" <>
> >
> > I'd like to find a grey card that I can take with me. The one I have is
> > cardboard and not very sturdy. Some manufacturers make ones that are
> > in plastic, but as I recall, some of them reflect light unevenly, which
> > think defeats the purpose. Any recommendations?
> >