Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Metering question
From: John Hudson <>
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2001 10:18:18 -0800
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"Richard W. Hemingway" wrote:
> Mike,
> >I was reading the "Leica Compendium" by Jonathan Eastland and I came across
> >this:  "...the photographer can accurately measure very small areas of the
> >object to be photographed using the preselector lever."  He goes on to
> >state, "By flicking the preselector lever to bring up the 90mm bright-line
> [snip]
> >How can this be?   I thought the metered area was determined by the lens
> >attached, mechanically.  If the above is true, how would the camera know how
> >much area to meter since the bright-line frames are shared by two focal
> >lengths (the 90mm and the 28mm share the same bright-lines)?

The MR meter atop my M3 measures the area outlined by the 90mm bright
line. Perhaps that is what Eastland was refering to.


In reply to: Message from "Richard W. Hemingway" <> (Re: [Leica] Metering question)