Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Mark, M7 and manual
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 19:48:08 -0800
References: <025601c19e39$dcc97800$bd3afea9@oemcomputer>

Don Dory wrote:
> Mark, ask deep throat how the M7 works on manual.  For me at least, auto
> exposure is for emergencies when any image is better than none.  The rest of
> the time I prefer to set exposure and lock it in.  The Contax 167 has the
> perfect system, spot meter, then lock that exposure until you want to
> change.  Very much like an M.  Which I like.
> Don Dory
> --

When i shot with the XPAN the other weekend i had the A setting on for
most of it.
But when i shoot a series of something i turn it off because i want the
densities to match up right in a series of prints.

Yes i find an A for Auto setting very useful and would most often have
it as my default setting.
What i don't know is how easy is this setting over rideable and in which
manner is it done?
Perhaps just with the shutter release. You want more exposure you point
it at something darker and hold it down.
Actually if that's the case than that would be a bit of a pain.
I'd think Stephan if had had user experience in A mode would know better
so we'll see.
You need to be able to hold an A setting to make that mode usable i think.
Hold it for a series of exposures.

Deep Throat will have to play with the camera and find out. 
I'm sure he knows by now. We'll have to find out when he decides to call
me next.
I have to not upset him or he might stop calling.

Mark Rabiner
Portland, Oregon USA
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