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    I'm lost

    I have just started getting into film photography. But I'm a little confused about shutter speeds. I just bought an old canon ft ql. I just need a jump start. Any info you have for me would be much appreciated!

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    How are you confused? More detail about how you are confused would be helpful, but maybe the following will help get you started.

    I wrote a couple short articles about the relationships between shutter speed and aperture. You can find them at https://fotodad.wordpress.com/2012/1...d-photography/ and https://fotodad.wordpress.com/2012/1...n-photography/. The first one gives you a quick overview on the relationship between ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. The second one goes more into apertures and why they follow a seemingly odd sequence.
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    Which part is confusing you? The slower the shutter speed the more light is let in. The faster the shutter speed the less light is let in. Faster shutter speeds can freeze motion, slower speeds allow bluring of motion.
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    Here's a link to an online source of the manual for your camera. Page 12 and later explain shutter speed settings.



    http://www.cameramanuals.org/canon_pdf/canon_ft_ql.pdf
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Once was lost, and now you are found...welcome to Apug.

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    It may sound confusing at first but you will get the hang of it. Check out your local library. BTW welcome to APUG.

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    canon ftql is one of the great cameras. does the meter work? Make sure it has a battery, read through the manual linked above, find some basic books on photography at the library and wander through those so you can get a feel for how high and low speeds and wide or narrow lens openings work together.

    Then put a roll of film in it and screw up -- i guarantee this, but if you pay attention to what you're doing at the time you will figure it out by the 3rd roll and you're on you way.

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    just remember, 1 shutter speed lower is equivalent to equivalent to 1 lens f-stop smaller

    1 shutter speed = 1 aperture, with regards to light hitting the film

    For broad daylight photo taking, set your shutter speed to the speed of the film you're using (or as close to it as you can) and set the lens setting to 16 and you're good to go. clouds or a little darker, set it to f8 or f11
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    Hello Ps1821 and welcome to APUG. You are no longer lost now that your here, perhaps confused, but not lost.
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    I am afraid Ps1821 is really lost as we see no further post.

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