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09-03-2015, 01:09 AM   #1
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pentax 67 - asa

Hi, I just got my first medium format camera pentax 67, but where the hell do I set the asa? every manual says lift the shutter dial, but mine cant.
please help, feeling really stupid!

09-03-2015, 01:18 AM   #2
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You should be able to just lift the outer ring of the shutter dial, then turn it and let it drop again.

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09-03-2015, 01:48 AM   #3
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hi Adam, there is no outer ring. just one solid knob for shutter speed
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No meter?

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Is it like this: PENTAX 67 Pentaprism Finder reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database (no meter)
Or like time: PENTAX 67 TTL Pentaprism Finder reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database (TTL meter) ?
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it is the pentaprism, no meter
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QuoteOriginally posted by maree Quote
it is the pentaprism, no meter
Can you use another camera to meter for now?
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QuoteOriginally posted by maree Quote
it is the pentaprism, no meter
Then it doesn't care what the ASA is. You'll have to use something else to meter the exposure. You can use a hand-held meter or, like UncleVanya suggested, use another camera to meter the scene.
Edited to add: Setting the ASA on a camera is only done to let the internal light meter know what kind of film you're using.

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Mare, for further questions on the 67 series of cameras, please be aware that there is a forum within Pentax Forums dedicated to just those cameras.
Heavy Pentax - for 6X7 format users - PentaxForums.com
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As above, only cameras with some form of metering need the film speed set, the 6x7 and 67 dont have meters built in (although a metered prism was available)

you will need to do one of the following:

1: Learn the Sunny16 rules, and estimate exposure by eye.
2: Download and use a light meter application on your phone.
3: Purchase a handheld light meter
4: Purchase a Metered prism for the 67

The phone suggestion is ok, but depends on how good the metering in your phone is.... usually not very good.

For me I'd strongly suggest learning Sunny16, it's free, and once you've memorised a few rules it means you know enough to still shoot cameras even if the batteries for the meter run out.

edit:
Bearing in mind that the handheld meter or the metered prism will be more accurate than Sunny16, so if accuracy is super important buy a meter,
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