Canon Rebel X owners? *film*

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  1. Dew

    Dew TPF Noob!

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    hello Canon Rebel X owners, i just bought this film camera and i'm told to never trust the built in light meter ... how accurate is that built in light meter? :eek:
     
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    i wouldn't say don't trust it but its not the best one out there from what it seems. sometimes when it says perfect exposure, they still come out a bit dark depending on the scene. overall though its not too bad, i like it but i'm just an amateur.
     
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    Does your hubby always trust the meter is his camera? Incident is probably the most accurate for ambient light or a flash meter for flash. The meter in any camera is not as accurate as a good incident light meter.
     
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    nah, the hubby doesnt trust it :lol:

    but im just scanning my first batch of film (about 6 b&w rolls) and i've been following the Zone System somewhat and metering the sky for sunny days with snow on the ground... most have come out a bit under-exposed ... the light meter indicated that, but i didnt know to trust it or not ... but it seems like it could be more accurate than the system im on now :lol:

    (im coming from digital, so i can see my results right away and adjust it accordingly .. so bear with me on this one) :roll:

    think i may have to invest in a light meter :? ... i dunno .. im gonna test a roll strictly to the camera's meter and see what happens
     
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    I've started carrying my graycard with me for important shots.
     

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