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11-27-2011, 03:28 PM   #196
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Nice lighting with your shot, I’ll make sure to try my Spotmeter in place of the TTL. The TTL seems to be similar to the meter in the KM/K1000, I’m more used to the centre-weighted meter like in the KX/K2.

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Thanks. I find placing your blacks with a one-degree at the edge of lost detail is a challenge. Unless you can tweak the look in post, it takes some practice, experience with a specific film and nailing your development times down. I find that part of the fun in photography. Of course most people only want to do composition and not be bothered by the details of metering.

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Great lighting on that one.... really nice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Thanks. I find placing your blacks with a one-degree at the edge of lost detail is a challenge. Unless you can tweak the look in post, it takes some practice, experience with a specific film and nailing your development times down. I find that part of the fun in photography. Of course most people only want to do composition and not be bothered by the details of metering.



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Agreed, this format and the Pentax 6x7 systems are perfect/benefit from using a Spotmeter. (Even more so than 35mm)

I also got a folding focusing hood for my 67, for when I use the Spotmeter, so I’m all set. Just have to get more used to the camera & lenses and the different DOF, before I ditch the TTL meter.

I’m also limited to getting the exposure right with metering, as I’m stuck with using a Lab for processing and scanning. (I can do some tweaking of the scans with Photoshop)

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Agreed, this format and the Pentax 6x7 systems are perfect/benefit from using a Spotmeter. (Even more so than 35mm)

I also got a folding focusing hood for my 67, for when I use the Spotmeter, so I’m all set. Just have to get more used to the camera & lenses and the different DOF, before I ditch the TTL meter.

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I really like the WLF on my 6x7. One trick I use for handheld on my 6x7 is while hanging it from your neck, press down with both hands to put the camera strap in tension. With fingers forward your thumb is in the right spot to be on the shutter release. Flick the MLU button with your right index finger and then push with your thumb on the shutter. Works out great since you can look down on the view finder. You can also use a cable release in this scenario.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
I really like the WLF on my 6x7. One trick I use for handheld on my 6x7 is while hanging it from your neck, press down with both hands to put the camera strap in tension. With fingers forward your thumb is in the right spot to be on the shutter release. Flick the MLU button with your right index finger and then push with your thumb on the shutter. Works out great since you can look down on the view finder. You can also use a cable release in this scenario.
What a cool hint!!!


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Looking good. Did you find yourself getting curious looks holding that camera?
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Looking good. Did you find yourself getting curious looks holding that camera?
Thanks! Yep a few odd looks, still waiting for someone to say anything though.

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