Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/10/21

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Another Monochrome Lighthouse
From: leica at (Jay Burleson)
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:24:49 -0700
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Tina got that idea from me.
When you are moving fast, using two different cameras (color & b&w) 
there are times when you do not have the luxury of completely evaluating 
the scene and / or checking the clipping indicators of the MM.
By setting the exposure comp to -2/3 (or -1/3), you gain some measure of 
assurance that you will not blow the highlights.

However, as I have discussed with Tina, getting a good exposure in all 
cases will make the MM even better & easier to post process, regardless 
of any exposure comp used.

I have found that operating the camera that way has saved my bacon many 
times when shooting street scenes & interiors with large windows 
(churches etc.) on bright sunny days, especially when you are chasing 
moving subjects.


On 10/21/2014 7:14 PM, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:
> Hi Tina at the risk of adding confusion/distraction, here goes!
> I don't follow why you are underexposing landscapes by 2/3 stop on whatever
> exposure you come up with. It seems like a lot of information to not
> capture to avoid possible clipping?
> Does the Monochrom have the ability, like the M (typ 240) to set what
> clipping levels you want indicated?
> On the filters, for whatever it is worth I believe that Leica Camera
> announced some new production of coloured filters  at Photokina. I don't
> know who will actually be manufacturing them
> Cheers
> Geoff

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