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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:17 pm 
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Had a quick search but didn't find anything.
I've got a Tonika 28mm f2.8 prime which is all manual.
Any top tips on how to get the exposure right or close, do i have to buy a light meter?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:06 pm 
You don't need to buy anything, just check your histogram when reviewing the image, or use live histogram in LV mode (if your camera has live histogram ofc)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:22 pm 
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Hi Timmy
That's true the tools are there. Its a D90 so no live histogram.
I guess using live view i should be able to sort it out.
l'll give it go now i think.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:38 pm 
If it's a D90 you are using, the only thing you can do is shoot and check histogram. Live view mode doesn't give a preview of the image (as opposed to canon's LV :()


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:28 pm 
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There's a light-meter built in the camera!

That's the same scale as the EV mode in PAS, but in M it is the light meter.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:35 pm 
The D90 doesn't meter with analog lenses


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:09 pm 
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I didnt say it meters, my old MF lenses dont meter too with an adapter I have.
Just look at the exposure value meter. http://www.cameras.co.uk/cameraimages/c ... sation.jpg

There you could see the exposure metering with AF lenses, but in Manual it will work as a light meter.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:37 pm 
Again, the D90 doesn't meter with non-CPU lenses, meaning there's no exposure value meter, no matter what you do


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