I have owned this camera for a couple of months and every time I go out to shoot its either very cold or snowing, the weekends are the only time I get to learn about how to operate this camera.
Now to what I got frustrated about, Iím not a rocket scientist and frankly the metering has me going in circles, I have read much online and have a few fine books to guide me.
Todayís event: went to a favorite place just to play for awhile and learn Ö Ok! Snow, mountainous, and clear blue skyís Ö here is my deal the lens that I have itís speed or timing only goes to 400, took a reading with my meter (off the snow) using f/16 for a stop to learn from, it came up with a speed of 500 @ f/16 so that gave me my first thinking trial, but that was easy just went to f/22 @250 to help with the lens speed. Now I know that I have to stop up to make the snow white so, using the thinking from Steve Simmons book that goes
Are all the same so to say except for the diameter of the f/stop.
So having the f/22 @250 and wanting to be smart (ha) went to f/32 @125 I think that would give me 2 stops (right?)
Now what if I just went to f/45 @250 would that be the same Ö Iím I on the right track?
Light meter that I use is a Sekonic 558, I know itís too much for me but E-bay and the price (devil) drove me to it. Ha
Oh! And the film used was Provia 100 F
And one more thing I had a blast with this format at least today, Iím sure knowing the person that I am. It will be for awhile.
Brian Lav, Zone system step by step guide
John Shawís, Close-ups in nature
Steve Simmons, Using the view Camera
Large format Photography forum
And what ever else I find from these sites
I guess thatís about it for me, now
Please excuse my bad grammar and punctuation, like I said Iím no rocket scientist