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09-08-2012, 12:40 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
Are you saying that the K-1000 cannot meter correctly?
The film body K-1000 can meter correctly with K/M lenses.
My K10D not (depends a little on the lens max aperture), even with stopdown metering.

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QuoteOriginally posted by glasbak Quote
The film body K-1000 can meter correctly with K/M lenses.
My K10D not (depends a little on the lens max aperture), even with stopdown metering.
The metering issues with the K10D have been well documented. Do a search and you will find a graph which I have developed that fully shows the issue. It is largely related to the focusing screeni used
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The metering issues with the K10D have been well documented.
Documenting a problem does not solve the problem, swapping the screen, swaps also the problem, the K/M lenses may meter better, but the A (and newer lenses) metering gets worse.
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Documenting a problem does not solve the problem, swapping the screen, swaps also the problem, the K/M lenses may meter better, but the A (and newer lenses) metering gets worse.
define woirse.

there are two different issues.

with the stock screen, K mount lenses have a highly variable metering with aperture. but with the *ist D screen it is almost linear, tending from perfect for apertures around F2.8-4 and drifting slightly upward to +1 stop at F22.

with A and later lenses, each lens when using the stock screen has an error, which is constant for all exposures and only a function of the maximum aperture.

so when switching screens, you need to know for each A lens, the EV comp required to correct the error.

note however most people don't switch often between legacy MF and newer AF lenses for example. especially now since the K10D and K20D have been replaced twice over by the K7 and K5.

I agree its not perfect, but.....

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