Canon FTb Questions

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  1. legitballer

    legitballer TPF Noob!

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    I found this camera in my house and I have a few questions about how to read the flash and a mark inside the viewfinder.

    First, the flash... how do you read the dial on the back?

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    Second, what is that red dot on the inside of the viewfinder?

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    Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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    markc TPF Noob!

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    Here's the FTb manual. I haven't used a manual flash in ages, so I'll let someone else tackle that one.
     
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    legitballer TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the link! By fooling around with the shutter speed I found that the dot comes on with a shutter of 1/15 or less. But I'm still confused on how to set the flash correctly.
     
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    From the looks of the dials and if memory serves correctly, you set one ring to the film speed you are using (like ISO 400), then you set the other ring to the distance to the subject (like 10' or 3 meters). The dial will then show you what aperture to use. There should be a switch on the flash that can be turned to green or red. Use the appropriate color on the dial when looking up the aperture. The camera's flash sync is 1/60 of a second, so this is the shutter speed to use.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Or slower... i love the slow sync.
     

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