VERSUS // Leica M 240 Classic vs. Advanced Metering

Like most digital cameras these days, the Leica M 240 was the first Leica to provide Live View as well as sensor-based advanced metering, unlike the classic metering found on all other Leica M cameras.

I found that the Classic metering was easily fooled by back lighting so I turned on Advanced metering which opens the shutter and allows the sensor to do full image-based metering.

Results

It was able to handle complex lighting much better, being anywhere from 1-2 stops brighter than the classic metering, which was significantly underexposed.

Below are the resulting images, both with corrected exposures in Lightroom. The black and white preset used was VSCO Kodak TriX.