Struggling with camera light meter

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  1. nixgeek

    nixgeek TPF Noob!

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    Thank you, I've been too afraid of dots >1600 ISO. I need to man up, and start figuring out what gives the best results for my camera and my lens in the environment.

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    I routinely push up to 800 ISO with little noise issues. If there are they're easy to clean up post. At 12800 and above it requires more clean up,. At levels of ISO 400 or below I'm not sure you would even notice.
     
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    Why are you using a light meter? Just bring a digital camera, get it right on the histogram, and use the same settings for your film camera? It's only cheating if you want to make things harder for yourself.
     
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    I should have said in the original post that I'm using the light meter in the dslr.

    I just have a bar that looks like in the viewfinder....
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