Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/12

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Subject: [Leica] Re: newbie #3
From: Allan Wafkowski <>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 20:51:33 -0500

The same thing happens with a Nikon FA. It happens because you are 
changing the area being metered. As a test, meter an evenly lit gray 
card--or anything that is evenly lit. You can turn the camera any way 
you want and the meter will read the same. But, since the M6 is bottom 
weighed, if you change camera orientation and the weighted portion of 
the pattern is now reading a more bright or less bright area, you get a 
different reading.


On Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at 08:14 PM, lea wrote:

> Along the lines of 'getting to know my Leica' can someone tell me why, 
> when
> I frame an image horizontally in the viewfinder then switch to vertical,
> nine times out of ten the meter changes indicating more or less exposure
> needed.
> What is the layout of the meter area in the camera (M6 with .72
> magnification) or where can I go to see a graphic of it?
> Thanks.
> Lea Murphy
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