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F5 metering questions- New F5 Owner


Buffalo, US
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f5nikon Registered since 04th Dec 2011
Mon 05-Dec-11 11:15 PM


I just bought a Nikon F5 after learning on a N80 for a few years. I can't believe the quality of this camera; it is by far the nicest camera I've ever held. At $360 from KEH the price is a steal!

The main reason why I bought the F5 was for its meter. I plan on shooting alot of slide film and need accuracy. I know the F5 also checks its shutter speed on startup, how do I know if my shutter speed is accurate?

The N80's meter often required compensation for certain scenes (snow, overcast, ect) What are some scenes that you would compensate for on the F5? Do snow scenes require compensation? I'm trying to get an idea how the F5's meter compares to the almost fool proof meters of nikon dslr's.

I also bought a Nikon SB28 flash. Do you have any tips for using it? Is compensation required when bouncing or does the camera know? Do you use full auto or TTL mode?

Thank you all for the help in advanced,

Lastly my main lens is a Tokina ATX Pro SV 28-70mm f/2.8. Does anyone know if this is an AF-D lens? I can't find an answer on the internet.