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    Hardcore...Nikon Speed's Avatar
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    Smile It totally depends on what camera I am using:

    Quote Originally Posted by tijean
    It totally depends on what camera I am using:

    Pentax *istDS - Manual 75%, aperture priority 20%, with liberal use of bracketing and the EV compensation (both ways) when using aperture priority. Spot metering or Matrix, depending on what I'm looking for. Occationally shutters priority. I've tried out Program and the presets, but no thanks.

    Pentax K-1000 - yeah, I think this one's a given. I do not use a hand held meter. If I were going to spend money on an upgraded meter, I would by a Pentax LX.

    Bentley - It has 4 apertures (between 6 and 16, all represented with pictures of weather phases) and a set shutter speed, which I estimate to be between 1/60 and 1/100. What's amazing is that with a good, large latitude B&W the photos turn out amazingly well exposed and that little, plastic lens gives me some really sharp stuff.

    Hey Tijean, thanks for playing.

    Nice variety of camera's you've got there! Well, I'd say that with the *istDS, you're right in line with most of the digital shooters. And most everyone, myself included, uses EV liberally when shooting in a preset mode, such as Aperture Priority.

    Also seems like most people either have, or have had, a K1000. They are great camera's! I'm not familiar with the Pentax LX meter. I'll have to look into that one. I've got a Sekonic L508. Got it as part of a package deal, so it wasn't like I went looking for it. I do like it though!

    I"ve heard of the Bentley, but I've never seen one. Sounds interesting.
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    Re: It totally depends on what camera I am using:

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    I'm not familiar with the Pentax LX meter. I'll have to look into that one.
    They are a little large for a hand held meter, but they do have a lot of features.

    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...sics/pentaxlx/
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    Smile Thanks For Posting This Chunk

    Quote Originally Posted by Chunk
    They are a little large for a hand held meter, but they do have a lot of features.

    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...sics/pentaxlx/

    Very interesting.

    I had never heard of it before.
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    Re: It totally depends on what camera I am using:

    Quote Originally Posted by Chunk
    They are a little large for a hand held meter, but they do have a lot of features.

    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...sics/pentaxlx/
    LOL. Well, the SO does occational use me and the K-1000 as a heldheld meter when shooting with a Kodak Retina or the Moskva. Hey honey, what're you shooting at?

    Speed, the meter is rather legendary, as they can change the exposure halfway in. Say you're shooting an off street light at dusk. The camera has set the shutter speed to 3 seconds. The light comes on a moment after the shutter is released. The camera recalculates the time based on the new situation and closes the shutter at, say, 1.83 seconds. This sounds pretty silly to the normal, daylight shooter, but it is an absolute miracle for the night shooter or light painter. People who shoot trains and concerts are also fond of them. They were good enough to still be in production in 1997, even though they were manual focus, and even the ones made in 1980 still sell for around $500.

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    Re: How Do You Shoot?

    So far on the N80 I've shot 11 rolls, 2 b/w the rest color- and I've shot almost all of that in Aperature Priority. I think of the 11 rolls I've done only a handful in Manual mode.
    I havent even touched the Programmed settings, or the Shutter Priority yet.

    When I was shooting on the Fujifinepix it was always in Manual (and even then the settings were limited), with Sports mode as an exception when shooting the soccer games.

    On my old Olympus always Manual.
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    Re: How Do You Shoot?

    Manual 100% of the time when using my Canon TLb and Seagull. Program mode when I am using the Canon A80. Trying to do manual with the A80 is a pain so I don't even try. Now the Seagull on the other hand, is very fun to shoot with.

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