d: Determine Explosure


1. Set the shutter operation mode selector to AUTO.

2. Select an aperture by turning the lens aperture ring.

3. Press the shutter release button halfway (i.e., cushion your finger with the shutter release fingerguard) to switch the camera's meter on. The shutter speed indicated by the needle in the viewfinder will depend on both the selected apeture and scene brightness.

Note: The meter remains switched on for a brief period even after your finger is lifted off the shuttle release button

Exposure warning signal: Should a "beep-beep" sound be emitted, note the position of the needle in the shutter speed scale. If it swings past 1/lOOOsec. and stays within the red zone, overexposure will result. In this case, reset lens aperture until the sound stops or the needle "drops" from the red zone; despite the sound, correct exposure is possible. If the needle is around 1/30sec. or below, the sound merely warns you that camera shake may affect image sharpness because of the slow shutter speed. You either read. just aperture until the sound stops, or, if the needles is below 1/30sec., use a tripod to prevent picture blur. The meter remains switched on for a brief period even after your finger is lifted off the shutter release button.

Notes: At approximately 1/1000sec. or 1/30sec., a shrill sound may be emitted; it becomes regular when the beyond these points. It is possible you won't hear the warning sound in noisy shooting situations.

Overexposed (Above 1/1000 sec.)

Tripod recommended to prevent camera shake (Below 1/30 sec.)

Correctly exposed


Q: What shutter speed is best to use?
A:The shutter speed should be fast enough to prevent camera shake, especially in hand-held shooting. In dim light, you may not be able to get a high speed. As a rule of thumb, use a tripod if the shutter speed is slower than a number equal to the focal length of the lens. For example, with a 50mm lens, don't take hand-held pictures at shutter speeds slower than 1/50sec., and with a 135mm, try to use a minimum speed of 1/135sec. Remember, this presumes your subject is not moving. If it does, you'll need faster speeds—in which case you just open the lens aperture.

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