Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] White Dot Metering...What's the Issue?
From: "Simon Lamb" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 16:51:18 +0100
References: <34EEAD35AB9BD311BE4A0050DA27CFA020F291@ERNIE>

Only a quest for knowledge but don't worry about it ;-).  I find this topic
signficantly more interesting than some of the non-photographic/non-Leica
threads that occur from time to time.


Buzz Hausner wrote:

> Excuse me, but I have to echo Ted's comments.  I have completely lost
> of what-- if any-- problem is being addressed here.  I have always found
> that M6 meters work just I missing something?
> Buzz Hausner
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Cardish []
> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 10:55 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] white dot and metering
> There is no need to point a meter at an 18% (or 13%) gray card to get
> accurate reading.  I (and many photographers) routinely aim my spotmeter
> the palm of my hand and then open up one stop to get a meter reading.
> There's no reason why the M6 meter can't do something similar.  All that
> need to be done is have the meter calibrated properly.

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