Zenitar 16 FE- presentation and samples

Started Mar 18, 2006 | Discussions thread
carpents Senior Member • Posts: 1,977
Re: Shooting In Av/P Mode

Hi Jonas! Stellar review, well thought out, informative, and images help greatly.

Jonas B wrote:

Light metering:

a) Dial in the desired aperture by turning the aperture ring
b) compose
c) turn the camera on, or make it active by half pressing the
shutter release a moment
d) compose and aim the camera properly (depending on your choice of
Spot or Centerweighted metering) and press the AE-L button for a
by diong this the camera stops down (the aperture is for a moment
set to the same opning it will have when taking the picture)
during this moment the camera meters the light and sets the
aperture time to fit with the ISO, aperture and light conditions at

I know this has come up before, but you can technically shoot the Zenitar (and all other K/M lenses) in either Av or P mode, and the camera will meter the scene for you. It just won't stop the lens down, so you'll be shooting at f/2.8 all the time. You'll need to be in M mode to have the camera stop down the lens.

e) recompose if necessary, check focus
f) press the shutter release button

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