Stupid question (probably)

Started Feb 19, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Stupid question (probably)

hoakin1981 wrote:

So its most probably a stupid question but it doesn't hurt to ask. My quite old manual Pentax MX is loaded and ready to shoot with Kodak BW400CN film inside.

Assuming it is the same film formally called T400CN, I would overexpose by a stop. If it is the same film you will get better results, with really smooth grain and excellent detail. I shot that film back in my films. It scans beautifully too. Great black and white color film.

It does have a meter and the same seems to be working ok but I haven't tested it yet. Anyway, in regards to this after shooting a couple of rolls I guess I will have a fairly good idea on the matter.

The question. Do you think I could use my DSLR to "meter" the scene and choose similar settings on the Pentax? The latter has an ISO setting, the aperture is set manually on the lens of course and the shutter speed goes up to a whooping 1/1000

Well, I cannot set the exact figures as shown by the DSLR meter of course except the ISO (400) but I could go close.

So, do you think it could work? Has anybody tried this? Also, what metering method do you believe would be the most accurate for this, I am thinking spot.

Thanks in advance!

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