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09-04-2011, 09:16 AM   #1
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[langtitle=th]Pentax ES II: Light meter does not work in a manual mode ?[/langtitle]

Does anyone know about the light meter in manual mode of ES-II?
If I rotaye the shutter speed dial from "Automatic" to 1000,500,250,125.....
and I push the stop-down lever up. The light metter needle is still above 1000.
I not sure "My ES-II is working in properly order or not". So who know about this topic.
Please share your opinion.
Thank in advance

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You don't need to stop down. Are you moving the aperture ring to a smaller aperture?

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QuoteOriginally posted by svn.ictus Quote
Does anyone know about the light meter in manual mode of ES-II?
If I rotaye the shutter speed dial from "Automatic" to 1000,500,250,125.....
and I push the stop-down lever up. The light metter needle is still above 1000.
I not sure "My ES-II is working in properly order or not". So who know about this topic.
Please share your opinion.
Thank in advance
The ES-II meter works in aperture priority mode only. To work in manual mode, you first meter on auto, memorize the setting, and switch to manual. Or use a hand-held meter. Personally, I find it fairly simple most of the time to stick to aperture priority auto and use the exposure compensation setting as appropriate.

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Indeed, it only works in AE, not in manual.
A terrible design IMO...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Indeed, it only works in AE, not in manual.
A terrible design IMO...

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Thank for all opinion, And I agree "It is terrible design."
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