Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M7 heaven! :-) UPDATE.
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 16:21:19 EST

In a message dated 4/5/02 4:01:09 PM Eastern Standard Time, 

> When I'm out shooting, I try to use an my Luna Pro Digital as an incident
>  meter--I just stick the dome in full light and shadow, and then say to
>  myself, "OK, 1/500 at f/8, open up 3 for shadow."  Then I just go at it,
>  and I don't meter again unless the light changes.
> snip<

>  If I can't do incident metering, I just measure the palm of my hand in
>  lighting similar to the subject, and open up one stop. In other words, 
>  your palm is a built-in gray card plus one stop.

Funny, never had any training but this is what I did with my IIIf and M4s 
since forever until 1986 when I bought my M6. Correct exposure was never one 
of my problems. Reading Peter's post, I realize now that with the M6, I 
measure everything. Sounds like I am a prime candidate for any M7, once I 
sell some gear.

Seth      LaK 9 
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