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03-12-2008, 09:03 PM   #1
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how do you meter in the k100d camera

i have a k100d camera and the viewfinder shows only the shutter and lens opening in the viewfinder. how can i check my exposure is correct is there a way you can show the metering in the viewfinder

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What is the dial set to? Are you in "auto pict" mode (green)?
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Instruction manual, page 20 (viewfinder info diagram) and page 21 (item 12)....When shooting in manual (M) mode, the under/over exposure will be shown. Will indicate other things in other modes.

Oh, there is no "green" mode on the KHundredD :-)
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well the Auto and Scene modes are green aren't they? :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
well the Auto and Scene modes are green aren't they? :P
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Ah, yes indeed :-) I was thinking of the KTenD "green mode" that owners speak of.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rjburgos Quote
i have a k100d camera and the viewfinder shows only the shutter and lens opening in the viewfinder. how can i check my exposure is correct is there a way you can show the metering in the viewfinder
To better answer your question. The shutter and aperture you're seeing IS the metering! In auto modes the camera will always be (or try to be) correct. There's no need for an indication of correct exposure as that's what it's always seeking. You can set exposure compensation for getting "wrong" exposures.

In manual mode it will display the EV amount you're off the camera metering, in place of exposure compensation (-3 to 3 EV). Right there in the bottom middle of the viewfinder.
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In anything other than manual mode, as long as you don't dial in any exposure compensation, you can assume the meter is zero'd all the time
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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
In anything other than manual mode, as long as you don't dial in any exposure compensation, you can assume the meter is zero'd all the time
have to be careful that if you selected Manual Mode, that the ISO is also manual

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One little thing I've found nice about the K100D's metering- if you're in a mode where you set something, the setting that you're changing will be underlined in the finder.
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thanks for the tips....this forum has helped me a lot....at first i thought the -3 +3 in the viewfinder was for the ev exposure in manual mode that it adjusts automatically...then now i learned that it was the proper exposure metering....thanks a lot
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QuoteOriginally posted by JMS Quote
One little thing I've found nice about the K100D's metering- if you're in a mode where you set something, the setting that you're changing will be underlined in the finder.
That also happens on my ZX-30.
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