Replacement for the dreaded Mercury batteries

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EmmaNems Regular Member • Posts: 251
Re: Why bother?

just Tony wrote:

EmmaNems wrote:

Overrank wrote:

EmmaNems wrote:

The camera's mechanical. It only needs a battery to operate a near-useless meter. Built-in meters suck. Get a good incident meter and forget the camera batteries.

Given that it’s so easy to fix why bother buying and carrying an external meter and dialling in the setting each time?

Using sunny-16 is of course a different thing, that would avoid having to carry anything, but not always so good.

Because, as said, built-in meters suck. A reflected meter only works accurately when you get lucky. An incident meter works all the time.

Different tools for different goals.

If Ansel Adams ever got good results with reflectance spot meters then the design concept might not have been completely wrong. His understanding of exposure went well beyond the merest basics - which are roughly the limit of where incident meters can take you.

Ansel didn't use a camera with a built-in meter. He also knew how to place values on a zone scale. A built-in meter can't do that. It takes a human.

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