Obtaining a correct exposure with my AV-1

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  1. James Learie

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    What is the proper way to read the meter in the viewfinder of the Canon AV-1 to get a correct exposure. As the aperature is changed, the shutter speeds on the meter change accordingly, but what would be correct?
     
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    The AV-1 is not capable of full manual operation and is an auto-exposure camera. Just set the dial to 'A', focus and shoot. The camera will programme the correct exposure for you so you need not worry about meter readings. I suspect there is a warning indicator of some sort in the viewfinder to indicate exposures which are beyond the range of the cameras exposure system.
    All you need to do is decide how much depth of field you want by setting the aperture, focus and let the camera do the rest.
     
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    Awesome. Yeah there is a warning index. Thanks for the help.
     

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