AT-1 : How to adjust the camera for proper exposure.

Article ID: ART119947 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


How to adjust the camera for proper exposure.


Turn the camera toward the subject and look into the viewfinder to insurer that the meter needle swings and rest still somewhere between the upper and lower exposure metering index marks. Then turn the shutter speed dial and /or the aperture ring until the circular aperture needle bisects the meter needle. These are the steps for getting the correct exposure. On most occasion, it is more convenient to predetermine the shutter speed and then turn the aperture ring.

The upper and lower haves each express half an f/stop gradation; the full width of the aperture needle is equivalent to one f/stop. thus, the setting of the meter needle and aperture needle can be precisely controlled inside the viewfinder enabling finer adjustment of the exposure.

  • Exposure determination (matching needles) should not be performed while the shutter button is depressed. It will cause a slight, variable error depending on the condition of the battery.



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