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Post by Kenneth Armstrong on Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:32 pm

Thanks. I imagine that 2nd shot would be good blown up, lots to stare at.

That's what I love about film, once in a while you have a "magic roll" where everything turns out. I haven't had that feeling in a long time. I had one I always think about from like 12 years ago but of course I lost the negs. I'm a lot more careful now.

I need to get a handheld meter too.
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Post by crowellphotographs on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:02 am

Is that all guess work on the exposure? Sunny 16? WOW!!!!!!
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Post by Kenneth Armstrong on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:20 am

There's a meter on the camera, but I tend to meter off a large area like sidewalk or concrete telephone poles and decide what % grey they are and adjust accordingly. Meter in the sun and shade and decide what I want to do with the shot. I try not to meter off a scene if I can help it.

The sunny 16 shots on my Canonet turned out surprisingly well, though. Don't have them scanned.
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Post by Nando on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:23 am

My hit/miss ratio is about 1:15 to 1:10. Usually only 2-4 shots I'm ok with per 36-exposers. Gotta love the magic-roll when it happens. My last magic roll was at a Pow-Wow about a year and a half ago. I was on my way to one at my cousin's wedding last summer. If they hadn't chosen Monte Velho Alentejo Red for the reception, the roll may have had a chance.

I meter the palm of my hand in the same light falling on most things with and then open up by a stop. That's usually how I meter unless I have one of my Sekonics with me. I set it and forget it. I only look at the built-in meter if I'm shooting into a shadows.

So you haven't tried the aperture priority on the R2A?
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