Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Noctlilux and focusing in low light
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 01:06:13 -0700

I have heard of this small screw-mount vintage accessory. Wasn't sure if 
it came in different colors for different reasons. Would a red or yellow 
be more practical for day or low light use?

Always wanted to try it but couldn't face buying a sheet of yellow gel 
just so I could cut out a centimeter of material. Although now you've 
got me thinking about it again. Maybe I could just try a piece of clear 
tape with a yellow high-lighter marker. Just to see if it works at all. 
I wonder if something like this would cut down on the glare/flare I get 

Hmm, now where did I put that high-lighter...
The Universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to 
grow sharper. - Eden Phillpotts

On Friday, May 10, 2002, at 08:16  PM, Ted Grant wrote:

> Karina wrote:
>>>> Yesterday the gentleman that sold me my Leica,  suggested taping
>> (temporarily) a small piece of yellow gelatin film over the rangefinder
>> window. This apparently brightens the focus area and helps focussing in
> low
>> light conditions.<<<
> Karina,
> At one time made for the Leica IIIf  and other models of that vintage, 
> an
> orange filter that fit over one of the small round range finder windows
> creating a different coloured image to overlay the non-filtered window 
> for
> easier focusing.
> I have one on my mint III F and it's quite effective. I have no idea 
> why I
> hadn't thought of making some kind of coloured filter for any of the M
> cameras I've used. I suppose it never was a consideration because 
> they've
> all been easy to focus with their bright viewfinders.
> However, please let us know what your re-action is on your M6.
> ted
> Ted Grant Photography Limited
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