Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/03/22

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From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 22:36:29 -0500
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Hi Victor,

Very nice images.  Glad you found a solution to the exposure comp dial.  I 
like the B&W images, but the cellphoner really stands out.  Thanks for 

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Victor Rubin" <vroger at>
To: "lug" <lug at>
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 10:28 PM

> Hi All: Continuing with my shooting experiments with the G1 using all my 
> M6
> lenses, I came accross a problem which troubled me and then I seem to have
> solved. So for any others using the G1- with an "M" adapter, please note:
> The G1 has a very nice hand grip which contains the shutter release in the
> same position as most DSLRs. Slightly above where the hand goes and below
> the shutter release is a small horizontal adjustment dial. What I found 
> was,
> if one was not careful, while using the camera in aperture priority mode-
> (which ostensibly you must do when using an adapter- because the lenses 
> not
> made for the camera do not mate with the automatic aperture contacts), one
> would touch the wheel which was permanently connected to the  exposure
> compensation. Therefore without realizing it, it was almost impossible to
> avoid changing your exposure without meaning to, unless you kept your eye 
> on
> the scale and corrected the inadvertant change. Considering that I am now
> focusing the camera and watching my aperture, this additional item was
> bothering me. This only takes place in the aperture priority mode ("A")
> because in all other modes, the little wheel is toggled, and takes a 
> second
> push of a button to engage exposure compensation. I noticed today, 
> however,
> that contrary to what would normally be expected, once the lens is 
> attached
> with the adapter, the digicam will operate exactly the same way with the
> mode dial set to "P" (program mode) and the toggle then applies and the
> problem is solved. I am enjoying the results of my imaging, some of which 
> I
> enclose with lens data. Bests: VRR
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In reply to: Message from vroger at (Victor Rubin) ([Leica] ADVENTURES WITH THE G1 "LEICA" -PROBLEM SOLVING)