Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/20

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Subject: [Leica] R8 question
From: rdcb37 at (Rick Dykstra)
Date: Wed Sep 20 04:04:30 2006
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Hi Vipul.  No one has tackled your question yet so I'll give it a go.

Firstly, from your description, the camera appears to be working  

When it is in manual mode and you would like to adjust the EV to  
increase exposure and push the lever up, the light meter responds by  
showing underexposure.  It does this by one notch for each time you  
have pushed the lever up.  To correct this apparent underexposure you  
would open the aperture or increase the shutter opening time until  
the light meter was showing it was balanced.  Voila!  A +EV adjustment.

In the program modes (A, P and T) the lever works by causing the  
automatic program to make an adjustment.  You don't have to do it  

Does this explanation work for you?  Anyone else, please let Vipul  
and me know if I'm way off.

Personally, I never use the EV adjustment lever.  I simply look for a  
neutral area of the subject or some other neutral feature that is in  
the same light and take a meter reading off that.  Or go by dead  



On 20/09/2006, at 10:42 AM, vipul/jalpa wrote:

> Hello luggers,
> I have been using R8 for approx. 6 years and I have noticed that  
> when in manual mode if I use exposure override in the direction  
> towards + 0.5 EV, the view finder LCD  light balance will show  
> reciprocally in - 0.5 EV direction.
> When I change dial in other modes then there is no problem, LCD  
> light balance will follow the same direction as exposure override  
> direction.
> Is any one who has R8 have the same issue? or exposure over ride  
> only works in automatic operation modes only?
> Thank you in advance
> vipul
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