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#1 Johnny Hubbard

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:47 PM

I just recently purchased this camera at a flea market...Great camera, only drawback is that I don't think it can properly expose 64t film. How do I adjust the setting to the right exposure?
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 06:22 AM

You probably can't, if it's auto-only, which it probably is, them you'll most likely only be able to use:

25ASA DAYLIGHT.
40ASA TUNGSTEN.

100ASA DAYLIGHT.
160ASA TUNGSTEN.
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:09 AM

On one side it has auto-manual and on the other next to the film speed selection it has +, 0, -.

What's that for?
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 01:03 PM

Oh, that's exposure compenstion, it's a good thing.

It means that you can compensate the automatic exposure by one stop either way, putting a lot more films within your reach.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:14 PM

Ok. But how do I use it to take 64T?
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:34 PM

Ahh, there I'm not really sure, my camera doesn't have it.

I think you have to overexpose by 2/3 of a stop, but I'm not really sure, you should speak to someone a little more well versed, such as David Mullen.
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