Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/25

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Subject: [Leica] RE: M6 viewfinder glare
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 09:26:30 -0800
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>Thanks very much!  Who has used this, and how does it work (as in do you
>like it, not the physics behind it ;-)?

>The Shade does cut the flare at the performance penalty of 30% of the light.
>You are darker at all times by about 1 stop in the this a good
>I tried it and found the loss to be unacceptable in lower light conditions,
>where you need all the light you can get....
>Frank Filippone

I didn't try the shade exactly for this reason. Though I do occasionally
experience RF patch flare, it is so rare and so easy to undo (by
repositioning your eye vis  vis the VF and/or moving the camera slightly)
that a "permanent" fix that would dim the VF 100% of the time seemed

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Replies: Reply from Lucien <> ([Leica] M7 and Metz 54MZ-3 = HSS)
In reply to: Message from "Austin Franklin" <> (M6 viewfinder glare - was RE: [Leica] RE: [Leica] Erwin Puts' M7 report)