Godfrey

Lives in United States San Jose, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer and Technical Writer
Joined on Jan 28, 2002
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  • LOL! Not kidding really. Perhaps my own practice might be of some interest. I have a nice—small—collection of superb Leica lenses. They do a fantastic job. But I occasionally seek to find something ...
  • You seem to be convinced that the Ultron II is as good as it gets. If so, perhaps it is best to  enjoy it, save your money, and consider other ways of making fine photographs other than looking ...
  • It's the sort of thing I see on photo forums all the time. I can't say anything about the M11 as I haven't even seen one so far. I've owned and used the M10-M since last April ... some three or ...
  • I have had the Ultron 28/2 v1 and Color Skopar 28/3.5. The Ulton v1 was disappointing, I sold it relatively quickly; the Color-Skopar is great on film and with APS-C, but has corner/edge problems ...
  • I've had such revelations many times over the years. They're all good things, because they mean there's something more to learn, to progress with. Happily, it seems there's always something more to ...
  • Not sure what your point is ... although it suggests that using an external reference meter and target to understand a particular camera's metering system and sensor is essential to getting the ...
  • That's not true at all. An external reference meter, and standard reference targets, are key to understanding a camera's spectral sensitivities and metering calibration. At least in the lighting ...
  • The key is to learn how to expose properly in the first place. Then no 'highlight recovery' is required. People were capable of learning how to do this consistently for one and three quarter ...
  • I've heard that. But I tested my camera with my reference meter and a tri-tone chart, and the internal meter's overall calibration is between right on and 0.3EV down from where I like it. So I add ...
  • I don't see how that would help my focusing and framing. The standard Leica M10-M viewfinder is very clear and crisp, easy to use with all my lenses. The 135mm frames are a bit small but, eh? ... ...
  • I will have an M10-R to work with in a couple of weeks, and then I can evaluate its metering calibration. That's what the issue you describe resolves to ... what's the basic metering calibration of ...
  • In 2015 and 2018, I switched to EVF cameras from Leica Ms. Their viewfinder versatility made sense for what I was doing at that time (adapting Leica R lenses and lots of macro/tabletop/etc work). B ...
  • I did understand that. Of course, having four metering modes doesn't mean one has to use four metering modes. I've had a dozen cameras with multi-pattern metering capabilities for the past thirty ...
  • I agree ... That's how I work with the M10-M a good bit of the time: leave the aperture setting, constrain the ISO to a useful range, and let the camera pick exposure time based on my setting of ...
  • From what I've read here and elsewhere, the M11 metering and its options is very similar to the M10 metering when using LV and the Visoflex 020 accessory. I thought we were discussing the notion ...
  • A situation like that is when you just spin the shutter dial to the known-good setting on a Leica M, using manual setting rather than any automation. Leica makes it very easy to do this. G
  • No one who understands light metering and photography ever needs to "take a reading and recompose on every shot". I often make photographs with meterless cameras, like for instance a Leica M4-2 or ...
  • so? The 'strongly center weighted metering" of the M10 in RF mode is what Leica Ms have had since 1981. It works very well. Other metering modes also work well. Again, so? Learn the proper way to ...
  • I'm not sure that "caving in" is the right way to think about it. If you are not delighted with the notion of a dedicated B&W camera for the capabilities and opportunities it presents, I would ...
  • I don't understand the point of the question. You have two lenses that you like ... you muse about replacing them both with a third lens that you don't know much about as yet. I don't know why you ...
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