Mermelstein now uses a Leica M7. He says he just sets it on automatic and shoots. Also, you get a lot more exposure latitude with negative film, as opposed to transparency film.]]>
Alexander, there’s no need to adjust the exposure if the light is the same. This is definitely an issue with fussy SLR users that feel the need to meter every shot. In most of the shots I saw the light was pretty consistent. Also consider that adjustments on the lens can almost approach sleight-of-hand. I have the same camera and while I often use its meter to first get in the ballpark and then manually adjust thereafter, I occasionally ignore the meter and try to do it by eye. It’s something meter-less camera users have had to do for decades. Furthermore, consider the huge exposure latitude of color neg film. It can handle great amounts of over- (and under-) exposure. That’s a cushion only film can afford.
Great set of vids here. Favorited!]]>
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