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Followup to earlier thread about medium format

jonkun227

Salt Lake City, US
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jonkun227 Registered since 20th Apr 2004
Mon 16-Aug-04 02:32 AM

Okay, so I followed the advice of a few people on here and picked up a TLR on eBay. I set up snipes on a number of them (Yashicamat, Diacord, Lubitel, even Seagull), and finally won a Lubitel 166B for $23.50. The advice was to play around with it to see if I like the format before investing more in a better camera.

Anyway, I'm now wondering how to use it. I'm sure I can find a manual for it online, but it's more basic stuff I'm wondering.

A) Assuming I'm using the exact same film (maybe Fuji NPS 160), will I get the same exposure from 1/125 at f/8 from medium format as I will on my Nikon? Are the apertures equivalent or do I need to learn a whole new set? (For instance, does the "Sweet 16"/"Simple 16" rule apply to medium format?)

B) Am I going to get hooked to the big negative? I know you can't answer this for me, but I'm mildly concerned about this one.

C) Can you recommend a good, reliable, basic, inexpensive light meter? I don't need lots of bells and whistles or 1/10 stop accuracy or anything, just a basic meter.

Thanks!


- Jon

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