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  1. #1

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    Jul 2013

    Nikon FE Meter Readings And Film Speed

    Hi folks,

    I've been having some exposure problems recently so I conducted this test on Kodak UltraMax 400 to see what my camera is doing. I had the test roll processed and I scanned the results myself (I know, they're terrible). My big question is whether or not changing the asa is actually having an effect on the exposure. It kinda seems like it is.

    Right after I did this my FE started having shutter problems, so I'm not sure if that had a bearing on the results either.

    The table lamp is on, but most of the light is coming from an overhead PAR with a narrow spot lens focused down. I used a Tiffen pro-mist on #3 for giggles. The objective was to overexpose the film. Every shot is metered from the shadows at the edge of the light spread/curtains.

    I just want to make sure the settings jive with the results. I don't understand the dissimilarity between 2 & 4.

    35-105mm 3.5
    1. f.4 1/125 @ 400
    2. f.3.5 1/30 @ 320
    3. f.3.5 1/15 @ 200

    50mm 1.4
    4. f.2 1/60 @ 320

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    Anyway, have a look and tell me what you think. I have a big project coming up and I want to make sure I know what I'm going for. If another test is necessary I will do it.


  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Aurora, IL
    Your meter reads all over the place. The brightness that it measures varying a lot.
    1. It indicate an LV 9
    2. it's LV 7
    3. is LV 6+2/3
    4. is LV 6+1/3
    Something is wrong with the FRE resistor both aperture and ISO.

  3. #3
    Sirius Glass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Southern California
    Multi Format
    Its service time.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.



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