Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/11/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] another use for black tape - Snapshot Skopar
From: John Collier <>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 13:26:30 -0700

It is for when your photographs are for TV use so you can compose properly.


> From: "Rodgers, David" <>
> It's a focusing screen scribed with the shape proportional to a TV
> screen, and it fit an F2. I guess it was for photographing TV screens. You
> know!. Walter Chronkite! "1/30 sec (or less) and be there". I still don't
> know why you couldn't just shoot the television screen. I mean, why would
> one need a scribed outline? So they could center it properly? I'd love to
> know how marketing got that one through.