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Subject: Re: [Leica] The M6 Spotmeter
From: "\(SonC\) Sonny Carter" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 18:50:35 -0500
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Of course there is this tried and true spotmeter for RF cameras.

Really does a fine job. I use mine all the time


- ----- Original Message -----
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 6:20 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] The M6 Spotmeter

> Take a look at the Sekonic 508 - It's not small, but I think it's smaller
> than the Pentax...has a variable spot - 1 to 4 degrees - is also an
> meter, and can be set to read a number of different ways. It's my
> meter and does the trick...
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Neil Cotty
> Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 6:37 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] The M6 Spotmeter
> Hi all,
> I have an M6 TTL which I just love, but all this talk of the M7 and it's
> variable shutter brought this issue back up for me. Is there anyone past
> present manufacturing a 1 deg Spotmeter similar to the Pentax but much
> smaller in size? I have been told by Robert White my dealer that the
> I already have is the smallest 1 deg spot. Is that true? From searching
> Web I think it unfortunately is. The Pentax is small-ish ok, but a MPITA
> carry everywhere I go. You see I take my M6 absolutely everywhere,
> it over one arm and under my jacket (ooerr) but some of the time I want my
> Pentax too.. This + film + filters etc makes a pretty bulky little
> so I sometimes hesitate taking the lot into London (for instance).
> Invariably, the time I don't take it, is the time I need it most. Sigh. ;)
> already have a little Gossen meter for incident readings but I really am a
> deg spot meter man. Unfortunately the M's spot is just too big for me
> extreme circumstances I need my 1 deg spot. I shoot slide film 90% of the
> time. I really should stop whinging. ;) Actually most of the time I use my
> Leica belt case and put the spotmeter+film in there. I don't find this
> of much use with my M + 35 pre asph as it constantly tries to pull my
> trousers down. LOL
> On another tack, has anyone ever made the white spot on the shutter
> smaller, or does the sensor itself expect that spot to be of a certain
> I guess so. I have no idea how the meter actually works but could this
> possibly be achieved? Sacrificing an M6 to try this doesn't exactly turn
> on, but just a wacky thought..
> Cheers,
> Neil
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