One More Meter Test

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  1. RedSun

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    I did one meter test. And this is another, maybe better one. Again, this is not scientific...

    Setting, Kodak gray card, 3 feet away, with even filtered natural lighting. All cameras are set to spot metering (be it 1, 5 or 7 degrees). Aperture set to F8 (or as notes). Tests:

    Minolta M spot meter: F 5.6/9, or very close to F8, 1 sec.
    Nikon F100: F8, 1 sec.
    Nikon D200: F8, 1.3 sec
    Bronica SQ-A AE III: F8, 1 sec
    Bronica SQ-Ai AE III: F8, 1 sec to 1.5 sec (1.5 sec is the next level above 1 sec)
    Bronica ETR-Si AE III: F8, 1 sec to 1.5 sec.
    Bronica GS-1 AE (average metering): 1 sec.

    In general, the results have been consistent. Of course, this is not actual metering situation and there are many other things to consider.
     
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    So is it fair to assume that you are satisfied with the actual exposures on film... no matter which camera/meter you are using? I'd think you would have no/few worries after these results!
     
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    At least I know the meters responded to the gray card the same way, not totally off. If my exposure if off, I can only blame the film or myself....
     
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    Hi redsun, from the readings and stating the lighting condition was "with even filtered natural lighting" yet, what was your EV?

    Eg: ISO 100/EV 6. If so, that would equate to about ~7.6 FCs.
     
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    The EV is 6.1....
     
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    Reason I asked was because I'm not familiar with DSLR ISO settings and perhaps you had to adjust for that across-the-line. For example, the only Digi I own range is [125-1600]
     
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    The settings should be the same to comply with the ISO standard although some digital cameras tend to be a tad optimistic.
     
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    The lowest the D70 can set is ISO 200.