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09-30-2009, 06:29 PM   #16
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Not sure what you mean. Pentax cameras certainly have light meters; all DSLR's do. That's the thing I said needs certainly amount of light to yield reaosnable results. The same is true of any film SLR, although it's certainly possible your Olympus was able to do this in lower light than your K2000. But what's probably more relevant is that your Olympus was probably able to meter with the lens wide open and "read" the aperture ring, thus avoiding the need to stop down to take a meter reading like your K2000 does. Pentax film cameras used to be able to "read" the aperture ring too. they removed this ability about the time they stopped putting aperture rings on the lenses. It's the same with other manufacturers; some cameras don't even allow stop down metering (what you are doing with the +/- button) so there's no way to get any meter reading with older lenses at all on those camera.

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