metering question

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  1. myopia

    myopia TPF Noob!

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    so i just got a mamiya 645 and it does not have a prism meter, unless i have not found it yet... which i doubt.
    my question is, can i use my film slr as a handheld meter for the mamiya or am i just dreaming/wishful thinking ?
     
  2. Steph

    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, you can do just that. Meter the scene with your film SLR and use the setttings (aperture and shutter speed) on the Mamiya. It gets more complicated if you want to use filters as you will have to adjust the exposure to take them into account. Hope that helps.
     
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    thank god. i thought i could but i didnt want to get myself all psyched up for a failing experiment...
     
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    As Steph said, you can do that, but I lasted about a month before it became too much of a pain and I bought a handheld spotmeter to use with my 645. Not cheap, but one of the best decisions I've made photographically.

    Thom
     
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