Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/24

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Subject: RE: [Leica] How does the Leica R8 calculate exposure in matrix metering mode?
From: Douglas Herr<>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 11:29:27 -0700

On Fri, 24 May 2002 14:14:51 -0400 "B. D. Colen" <> wrote:

> I'm always amused by the concept of bracketing -
> except for 'trees and rocks' work.
> while bracketing is great when you're 
> using a tripod to shoot a giant redwood on a 
> windless day, using bracketing with matrix or 
> any other form of metering may insure that you 
> will have at least one correctly exposed frame 
> out of three, it never insures that you have the
> right frame correctly exposed.
I've seen examples of this where the photographer was using a motorized auto-everything camera to photograph a heron in flight - the photo with the best exposure had the heron in a dorky wing position, auto-focussed on the bird's wingtip while the head was clearly out of focus.  And this in a magazine article explaining the virtues of automated camera features.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento
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