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Subject: [Leica] Need Knowledge; Use of Dark Yellow Filter w/B&W Film
From: grduprey at (
Date: Mon Jul 23 19:20:53 2007


The meter reading with the filter mounted on the R8/9 will not require any 
further compensation.  Use it as you would normally.


-------------- Original message from Bob Shaw <>: 

> My local Leica dealer (Glazer's in Seattle) is dumping their B+W Filter 
> inventory (digital marches on...) so I pawed through three large boxes 
> and came up with a B+W ProLine 67mm Dark Yellow for my R-Vario Elmarit 
> 28-90 Asph. I couldn't find a 77 for my 70-180 but in retrospect, I 
> decided I'd be less likely to use it on that lens; the 28-90 is my "on 
> camera" lens most of the time. I have a Heliopan Circular Polarizer 
> for both lenses which I use a lot. 
> Back to Dark Yellow: 
> According to ilford's website, "A typical yellow filter will have a 
> filter factor of 2; the manufacturer will supply the exact factor with 
> the filter. Most cameras with TTL metering will correct automatically 
> for the filter factor but check the camera instruction book". 
> OK. i get it. 
> But on the box, the label states "Dark Yellow 3X Coated". 
> My question is: even though the R8 and R9 read through the lens, do I 
> want to open up a stop or two, or go with the internal meter reading 
> and just shoot away? 
> Thanks for any unfiltered light you can shed on this. 
> Regards, 
> Bob 
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