Zenitar 16 FE- presentation and samples

Started Mar 18, 2006 | Discussions thread
OP Jonas B Forum Pro • Posts: 14,596
Re: Shooting In Av/P Mode

Hi carpents,

right you are, it works like that. I wish I hadn't forgotten about it. If the zenitr hadn't been so soft wide open that had been a good option and I hope it would have made me remeber it. But surely it should be mentioned when informing about manual lenses. Thank you!


carpents wrote:
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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