Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Low light and Leicaflex SL
From: "Julian Koplen" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 21:44:33 -0500
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When I had a similar problem with my SL, Sherry Krauter, a repair person
with excellent SL knowledge, found that the meter cell was no longer good,
and she replaced it with a newer and more sensitive cell. (My SL had the
older of the two cell types which were used for that model.)

Hope this helps...........Julian

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From: "Dragi Anevski" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 10:39 PM
Subject: [Leica] Low light and Leicaflex SL

Does anybody know what the sensitivity of the light meter in a Leicaflex SL
is? I bought an SL, and had to recalibrate the meter, but it still seems to
be off in low light situations. I thought it should manage 100 ASA, 1/15
sec, 2.0, but it doesn't seem to. Is this normal? I ended up with
underexposed nice shots on Ektachrome 100 of my parents with the 90
Summicron... But it seemed to be alright for outdoor shots. I have tried to
compare it to my Gossen Mastersix (I know I shouldn't compare meters but
:-)) and they agree for light subjects, but the SL's meter is off by a few
steps for low lights.


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