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I stopped using an external light meter with my Zorki more than a year ago. It just slowed me down way too much and I felt like I was just blindly following the light meter without having a clue myself. I have shot about 50 rolls of film with a fully manual camera since then, maybe more, and I have to say that I hardly ever had a roll where I was off for the base calculation. Well, in this case it happened, mainly because I didn’t feel like shooting a soft Russian lens below f/8. I should have pushed the film, since it was a really dark and dreary day in the rainy winter season. I haven’t had an underexposed roll since then and I’ve shot a lot of film in the last half year. That’s how you learn correct exposure.

By the way, today I used my light meter for the first time since I ditched it last year. I had it on me because I took my Rolleicord to the park loaded with some Ektar 100. I hardly ever shoot ISO 100 film and even less so beneath trees, so without the light meter I wouldn’t have known where to start. Sadly I forgot my cable release at home though and I was shooting at 1/60 with a 75mm lens. However, I’m hoping that the stabilisation from the strap will be enough.

All pictures taken with: Zorki 4K and Jupiter 12 35mm f/2.8.
Kentmere 400 developed in Tetenal Ultrafin 1:20, 16min.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

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Comments

  • In my opinion 1/60 sec. for a 75mm lens on a Rolleicord should be ok. Ektar is a demanding film for what concerns exposure please share your experience when ready!
    Love the second photo, with a woman, a man and a boy in it! Well seen,brava.
    robert

    • Lilly Schwartz

      Thanks Robert! I also think that it should work. I haven’t yet tried Ektar so I’m curious. From what I’ve seen on the web it might be quite nice, but one never knows. I’ll share them when I get them back from the lab!

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