Canon FTb/old canons in general help

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  1. StreetShark

    StreetShark TPF Noob!

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    Ok so here is a [crappy] repersentation of what I see the through the view finder of my old canon FTb.

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    I know:

    A moves when I change apreture
    B moves up when I use slow lens speeds (2 & 1)
    C comes up when I use slow lens speeds (2 & 1)
    D shows the lens speed

    Questions:
    1 What else do the show me?
    2 How do they help?
    3 Is their any thing else that moves or show me something that I didn't notice?
    4 Does this camera have a TTL light meter?
     
  2. StreetShark

    StreetShark TPF Noob!

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    After turning the camera on (duh) I think A & B is the light meter and B moves as the light change. So how does the light meter work? Do I line up A and B to get perfect (as the camera thinks) exposure?
     
  3. Don Simon

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    I haven't used the FTB but it should be like every other match needle indicator - as you say lining up the needle on the level. The meter may still be accurate, but even if it is, I expect it will be a center-weighted meter so take that into account when deciding what to meter off. It may be an idea to compare it with a handheld meter (or your other cameras) to check the meter's accuracy.
     

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