Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,525   Posts: 1,572,353   Online: 1000
      
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    New Jersey, US
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    452

    One More Meter Test

    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.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,210
    Quote Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
    I did one meter test. And this is another, maybe better one. Again, this is not scientific...

    (snip)

    In general, the results have been consistent. Of course, this is not actual metering situation and there are many other things to consider.
    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!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    New Jersey, US
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    452
    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....

  4. #4
    yurisrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New York Metro Area
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    260
    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.
    "The real work was thinking, just thinking." - Charles Chaplin

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    New Jersey, US
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    452
    The EV is 6.1....

  6. #6
    yurisrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New York Metro Area
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    260
    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]
    "The real work was thinking, just thinking." - Charles Chaplin

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Slovenia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    812
    Images
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by yurisrey View Post
    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]
    The settings should be the same to comply with the ISO standard although some digital cameras tend to be a tad optimistic.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    New Jersey, US
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    452
    The lowest the D70 can set is ISO 200.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin