f-stop not listed w/n EXIF data?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Mijo, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Mijo

    Mijo Leica Place Veteran

    Apr 11, 2013
    San Francisco
    I have a M-E and I noticed recently that when I look at the EXIF data the f-stop that I used isn't listed, but everything else is. I looked on flickr and I'm seeing the f-stop listed on some pictures but not on others, with people using the M-E and the M9. How do I get the f-stop to show up in the EXIF data?
  2. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

    Mar 31, 2013
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    My MM doesn't report the f/stop at the exif.
  3. Mijo

    Mijo Leica Place Veteran

    Apr 11, 2013
    San Francisco
    I'm wondering how people on flickr are getting the fstop to show up on their exif if their using an ME and if it's listed when using an M9 why isn't it listed when using an ME? I was thinking there was a menu setting that I'm just not able to find that will allow the fstop to show up as part of the exif.
  4. kingsfan

    kingsfan Leica Place Regular

    Mar 30, 2013
    Highland Park, CA
    are your lenses coded?
  5. Mijo

    Mijo Leica Place Veteran

    Apr 11, 2013
    San Francisco
    Yes, all of my lens are coded and brand new (purchased this year).
  6. flash

    flash Leica Place Regular

    Mar 30, 2013
    Missing or incorrect aperture data in exif is something you'll just need to get used to with the M series. The lens doesn't report aperture to the camera at all. Theres a small sensor near the front of the viewfinder that has a cell that attempts to measure aperture and write it to exif. But it's almost always wrong. Its easily covered, doesn't take filters into account and just gives readings that dont make sense (I got a lens coded at a max f stop of 1.4 to show ann f1.0 exposure once).

    You could write it in later on your computer. I could never be bothered.

  7. swamiji

    swamiji Leica Place Rookie

    May 17, 2013
    All Leica M's report the estimated aperture in the manufactures notes. Lightroom, etc. copies this information to the aperture field. However in LR's case it has not been updated to include the more recent M's, they are aware of this and an update is expected.

    Until then, you can copy the information yourself.
  8. CaptZoom

    CaptZoom Leica Place Regular

    Apr 11, 2013
    I don't think I've ever had an image with missing aperture data with my M9 (I exclusively shoot DNG only). And apart from some outliers, I don't think the aperture value recorded has ever been correct.

    I have a tendency to use a set of f-stops per lens, so the exif data being inaccurate as it is, helps me remember what setting was used.

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