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Somr recent pictures, always appreciate feedback as I have a lot to learn!

 

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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

From what I can discern, the meters w finder for the bronica don't have a great rep, although something would be better than nothing. I sorta figured that for $100-$150 or more, I'd rather get something solid I could use with multiple cameras, rather than a mediocre tool exclusive to this system.

 

Truthfully, I got the 398 to help me learn, but it's expensive to learn on 120 film :)


How do you use the 398. If you exposure is wrong it must be really off. You can even practice with dslr. If your exposures are off you must be using it wrong way. They are simple devices and they are easy to use.
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Somr recent pictures, always appreciate feedback as I have a lot to learn!

 

 

 

No expert at all, just an opinion:

Both images would be more interesting with a tighter crop. Especially the first one, where one needs to see the man walking by the river.

 

Also, it is generally better to avoid "splitting" the image in two halves when composing, or putting the subject in the exact center.

 

However, I have to add that these "rules" are no real rules at all, as there are many great images from master photographers who do just that (also many out of focus images by today's standards).

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I don't have those kinds of problems but then again I don't set myself up for failure either. I'm really wondering where 6500K lighting is better than 5000K comes from too. LOL!
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I don't have those kinds of problems but then again I don't set myself up for failure either. I'm really wondering where 6500K lighting is better than 5000K comes from too. LOL!

 

When I bought my softboxes they came with 6500K, and not until a day ago did I realize that higher temp ≠ more lumens. As long as you adjust for white balance, 2500K would just as well as 5000K, right?

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When I bought my softboxes they came with 6500K, and not until a day ago did I realize that higher temp ≠ more lumens. As long as you adjust for white balance, 2500K would just as well as 5000K, right?

Yep.
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Yep.

 

Why would you want to shoot with 6500K? 

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I like this photo, but I think it would have worked better if you cropped the bottom of the image right under the foot of the girl. There's just too much unnecessary space there.
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^yeah thanks for th input!! I was actually thinking the same after I posted it
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don't do that.
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How do you use the 398. If you exposure is wrong it must be really off. You can even practice with dslr. If your exposures are off you must be using it wrong way. They are simple devices and they are easy to use.

Hm, don't know what to say. I take the high slide out (have been shooting 400 speed film on overcast days), set the ASA/ISO, take a reading using the grid (not sphere) b/c I'm taking it from where I'm shooting rather than facing back at the camera from the subject.  Move the dial to reflect the reading, check out the aperture/shutter combinations, select one that makes sense (usually been selecting based on the aperture I want, usually around f8), set the camera, and shoot.

 

This shot was taken at a higher fstop (f11 maybe). Don't recall the shutter at the moment, although I have it in my notes. This is a scan, brightened up in Lightroom; was even muddier.

 

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There's more light in it, shoreman:

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And your square isn't quite square smile.gif.
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^Thanks for the fix, and yes, I must've cropped it a touch. Still, the original was underexposed; would love to get a handle on what I'm doing wrong with the meter and/or camera!

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