Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 04:54 pm: ||
Ok, I have managed to replace the broken film speed dial on my Nikon FM but I am having a hard time adjusting it. On this camera you pull up on the knob to manually adjust film speed. The problem is, while I was replacing the dial I lost track of in which position the film speed dial was in. Basically a groove in the knob acts on a lever under the knob. For all I know the knob has moved since. Is there a way to determine a correct film speed based on the meter? Meaning, can I meter a known light source and set the film speed to then and then reinstall the dial? Am I even making sense? Basically can I say at f/2.8 and shutter speed 200 pointed at this known light source equals a given film speed? Then I could set the dial correctly and screw it down.
Post Number: 826
|Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 03:38 am: ||
The Sunny 16 rule may be your best quick-and-easy guide: on a bright sunny day, go outside and point your camera at an open patch of grass. Set the lens aperture to f/16, and adjust the meter until it indicates a correct exposure. Now, your ISO setting should be the same as your selected shutter speed.