Help with camera settings

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  1. chedda

    chedda TPF Noob!

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    Hello all, this is my first post so excuse my naivety. I recently purchased a horizont russian camera (1968) which is capable of taking panoramic 130 degree photos. My first batch of negatives produced washed out photos.The controls on top are 2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16 which i assume is aperture.The speed settings are 30,60,125 and 250.For these first shots i used konica 100 iso film an aperture of 8 and a speed of 125. Which of these variables should i adjust ? i guess go for maximum speed while in these bright light outdoor situations ? Or perhaps it is my choice of film ? Many thanks in advance and i look forward to becoming part of your community. My area of interest is architecture.
     
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    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Your best bet is to get a hand held exposure meter. That's the only way you'll know what settings to use. That is, until you get enough experience to be able to gauge without one.
    Unless you want to go for the trial and error route. But that'll work out expensive because you'll forever be wasting film.

    http://www.kodak.com/cluster/global/en/consumer/products/techInfo/af9/index.shtml

    The top number are the aperture and the bottoms ons the shutter speed. Adjusting any of them will have an effect on the resulting photograph. And not just the amount of light getting to the film. They're used to control other things to. More than I have time to list right now. So I did a quick search and this'll give you a place to start from. :)
    http://www.fluffbucket.com/general/multimedia/camerafacts3.htm
     
  3. chedda

    chedda TPF Noob!

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    Thankyou for your quick answer and the links, i guess i was asking a lot but if i hang around im sure my learning curve will go vertical !
    [​IMG] burn't out ?
     

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