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#1 Adam Butterworth

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:35 PM

I'm using a Nikon Super zoom-8 with some Kodak 7265 Plus-X rated at around 100 ISO, problem is the light meter is dead so i have no meter.

I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I have a Canon AE-1 with a reliable sensor. Both cameras have lenses with a 52mm diameter, my only question is does the size of the film affect the exposure? Should I assume that the AE-1 lets more light in because it has a larger film format or would the light meter be the correct reading for the super zoom-8? Any help with this would be appreciated.
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#2 Mike Rizos

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:19 PM

Film size doen't matter with exposure.
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#3 Adam Butterworth

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:37 PM

so the meter is fine the way it is?
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#4 Mike Rizos

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:47 PM

Figure out the Nikon's effective shutter speed, and use the Canon as a light meter.
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#5 Bernhard Zitz

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:48 AM

Figure out the Nikon's effective shutter speed

Plus compensation for the prism of the reflexsystem. Normaly around 1/3stop.

Shutter degree of the nikon is 170, gives 1/51 @ 24fps with the 1/3 compensation you should set 1/68 on your meter, 1/60 is the closest on the AE-1...
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#6 Adam Butterworth

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:31 AM

sweet thanks guys.
I'm curious as to where you found out that information about the camera, and how do you know what kind of reflex system it has? Or were all consumer grade S8 cameras made with that kind of reflex system(cheapest kind?)?
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#7 Bernhard Zitz

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:52 AM

I'm curious as to where you found out that information about the camera,

http://super8wiki.co...y:Manufacturers

the 1/3stop compensation is approximative, but most reflex-systems with prism eat about that amount, some people say 1/4, but I rather overexpose b/w reversal than under
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