Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/01/01

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Subject: [Leica] WTB : Noctilux (UK)
From: images at InfoAve.Net (Tina Manley)
Date: Mon Jan 1 05:25:15 2007
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At 06:04 AM 1/1/2007, you wrote:
>I'm sorry Tina, but I don't get this. Imagine you were photographing a white
>wall that filled the viewfinder for both the 35mm and 50mm lenses. The
>exposure for each lens would be identical - i.e. both lenses would have the
>same shutter speed / aperture. You can't say that because a lens is wider it
>somehow sucks in more light at a given aperture - if that was the case hand
>held meters wouldn't work over a range of focal lengths.

Steve -  I'm not talking about photographing a white wall.  I'm referring 
to photographing a normal scene - in a house, usually for me.  The wider 
view is, the more light I'm taking in normally.  That's the way it works 
for me anyway.  I can photograph the same scene with a 35 and a 50 and the 
35 gives me a brighter reading of the whole scene.  Not spot metering, 
averaging the whole scene.


Tina Manley, ASMP, NPPA 

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