Nikon 35Ti and Slide Film
I just recently got back slides from Kodak something-or-other--not K64--I shot with the 35Ti. Everything looks great even though I use the P mode for most shots. Just wondering for those who have the 35Ti, do you use slide film and would you trust the meter for K64? Velvia? Any adjustments to EV or ISO prior to using? I didn't change anything--basically everything was on default auto mode. Nice camera and very sharp lens!
#1. "RE: Nikon 35Ti and Slide Film" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Fri 29-Aug-08 04:24 AM
The meter is just fine, as you're seeing. The only thing to consider with some of the films is their dynamic range, or more precisely, their lack thereof. If you shoot Velvia, it's going to yield much greater contrast than some other films (Astia, for example, or Kodak SelectChrome), and it will be hard for any meter (including you) to get the highlights and shadows properly exposed. It's not the meter's fault, but you might want to bias the meter to account for such issues, for example to avoid blowing out highlights or to be sure to unblock shadows, if those are important to your picture.
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#2. "RE: Nikon 35Ti and Slide Film" | In response to Reply # 0pje Basic MemberTue 02-Sep-08 05:33 PM
I don't have much to add to the previous response, but wanted to chime in as I also own a 35ti. I typically shoot C-41 or BW, but have on occasion shot E-6. As was mentioned you just need to pay attention to what you're shooting and adjust if you think you might blow some highlights, (you've got +/- 2 to work with).
The compensation feature has been quite handy when I've used bulk loaded film (without a DX coded canister). The default is to set non-DX film to 100, but a -2 will get me to 400.
Also if you can change from the default Matrix metering to Center Weight using the mode settings.
The only thing the 35ti doesn't have is a full manual exposure mode. It has the ability to set everything else manually!
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