Use a digital camera as a lightmeter for a film camera?

Started Nov 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Gene L. Veteran Member • Posts: 3,788
Re: Use a digital camera as a lightmeter for a film camera?

Yes, you can use the Olympus to figure out metering for the film camera. You may need to make an ISO compensation to account for differences in ISO and exposure latitude between the Olympus digital and your film of choice. Experimentation will tell the whole story.

Yes, aperture priority will be fine for the Olympus, though you might need to use exposure compensation, as might be needed for any scene. Select an aperture to achieve the desired DOF for the film camera.

No, do not use aperture priority for the Nikon film camera, set it on full manual control. You know the aperture, so all you need is the shutter timing from that perfect exposure from the Olympus.

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