why is there an exposure compensation dial on the r6.2?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Leica Photography : One Thread
is there any reason why there should be a compensation dial on a fully manual camera? it makes sense when it is a non-ttl meter system, but with the r6.2?
-- stefan randlkofer (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 24, 2001
I think Leica's answer is that it's useful for varying TTL flash output. A cynic might say that it's more likely because it's cheaper to use the part from the R7 than to make one specifically for the R6.x
-- Douglas Herr (email@example.com), December 24, 2001.
It is definitely useful for TTL flash. With the compensation on "0" you meter the ambient light, then just as you're about to shoot you push the tab 5 clicks forward. Gives you -1.7 stops daylight fill- flash ratio. Same trick works on the R7.
What even a non-cynic would chuckle about on the R6.2 is the viewfinder shutter blind.
-- Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 24, 2001.
viewfinder shutter blind.
Right. They even mention it as a benefit in the catalog!
-- Robin Smith (email@example.com), December 28, 2001.