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    overexposure?

    i have my nikon n60, and i'm totally used to the nikon em, my previous camera, which has totally manual functions with a meter in the viewfinder. how do i know if a shot is overexposed on the n60? right now i don't have an af lense, but i assume on the automatic functions the aperture and shutter speed would change accordingly. but how do i know if there is a chance of overexposure on manual mode? do i need a seperate meter?

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    I havn't used an n60, but most newer cameras have a scale in the viewfinder that looks something like, <---|--->, with the bar in the middle indicating correct exposure. Assuming you have the film settings correct, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egdinger
    I havn't used an n60, but most newer cameras have a scale in the viewfinder that looks something like, <---|--->, with the bar in the middle indicating correct exposure. Assuming you have the film settings correct, etc.
    someone earlier in one of my other posts said that an auto-focus lense would meter.

    thanks though

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    Alan,

    It is going to be very difficult to figure out how to use your camera, until you read the manual and also get a lens! The lens is a pretty important part of the exposure process...

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satinsnow
    Alan,

    It is going to be very difficult to figure out how to use your camera, until you read the manual and also get a lens! The lens is a pretty important part of the exposure process...

    Dave
    i don't have a manual, but i ordered one. it should be here in about a couple of days. i just wasn't sure where the meter was, until i was told it had to do with the lense.

    sorry, i don't know too much about how to use mainly-electronic cameras and whatnot. my old camera (nikon em), had a meter built into the viewfinder.
    don't worry, in about three days, no one will hear me (technically 'read' me) talking about how to use my n60.

    thanks for the advice

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    What you need to get is a lens with the CPU chip in it that mates with the metering system in the N60, then it will become pretty explanitory on how the system works...heck I hope we keep hearing from ya...

    Dave

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    okay, i guess i should go ahead and take a look at those.

    heck, i hope we keep hearing from ya
    that's some mean sarcasm haha



 

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