I give up

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by mark, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. mark

    mark Member

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    For the day anyway. Trying to shoot images around our shop because we are closing it. This was my Father-in-law's dream not mine.

    Anyway, my sons wanted to use my light meter and promised to put it back. Yeah I should have known better. No meter so I tried to use my digital as a meter. Too big a PIA. I going home.
     
  2. Existing Light

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    Sometimes it's best to take a break for a while, especially if you have to find misplaced equipment. :D

    Good luck to you when you're ready to shoot again
     
  3. JS MD

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    I gave up a few times . No luck - I came back .
     
  4. jnanian

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    mark,
    too bad you don't have a 35mm to putz around with before you break out the LF -
    a few things i have played with that worked in a similar situation

    use the D-thing on SPOT meter and just read
    the bright spots, and the shadows then average and get
    a starting point to bracket ...

    use a handheld flash ( like a sunpack or lumedyne or norman )
    or a lantern bright light with a long extension cord ... you could put your shutter on B
    and burst / paint with light ... ( after you turn down the lights :smile: )

    and you can GUESS using sunny 11 as your basis ...
    it ends up for me when i shoot iso 100 ( rated at 50 )
    that 25-45seconds at f22 usually has me in the right ballpark
    for something like a dimly lit room

    sorry to hear your troubles !

    good luck when you go back !
    john