The Flashmeter can calculate cumulative flashes. While I was at it, I set the meter up. I also love the Polaroid button to handle the different film speed of a Polaroid so no more calculating in your head. Take a photo of the meter from 10 ft away, aperture F2. Thanks - Dave Thanks qrickman, but I was in manual power with the flash.
This is something I would not want to bother with. That's when I set up the meter to see if there was such a setting. It could be something as simple as that. Would it be bad to use the meter with the dome off? Here, one last example, before i confuse myself and you as well. This may be important, because I will want to use the meter to measure the main light, then the fill light, and combine the two for a correct exposure. There is a private page with lots of manuals for Minolta, but that page links to the, now almost dead, konicaminolta site. Just that I did not see any settings you used in the post apart from f2.
Oh, and by the way, I was under the impression that if I zoomed the flash to 105 mm, I would get the highest meter reading, but that doesn't seem to be the case. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the manual minolta flash meter v gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Too bad this stuff can't be archived somewhere. Do not recharge non- rechargeable batteries , short circuit, heat or disassemble batteries. Cheers BjörnHi Bjorn, I might have an original copy at home or the downloaded version off the website. But, adjusting it would be totally by eye, nothing technically accurate. If the fill were 5.
Averaging the f4 and f8 to get f5. You can make it as complex or as simple as you need. Also please read earlier comments as they may also answer your questions. Try all of this with direct flash outside now, making sure you have Flash Symbol selected. If you have massive over-exposure with your meter's reading and flash, something is going on that without being there to see precisely how you set it up, and how you are measuring, etc. Exact data often isn't known until after the actual release. On my flash meter with dome on I can rotate the dome dial which will recess the dome for protection and travel, and you need to rotate the dome dial so the dome will then extend out, a bit like a zoom lens which moves in and out.
In the meter's manual, it only tells you how to get the dome on and off, not anything about what happens if you don't use it. Say you want to take a portrait and you have two flashes. It had a more versatile display and a built-in digital micro-controller. I looked back, and my first post was that I was trying to determine the sweet spot regarding flash zoom setting and spillage out of the umbrella. When you said you got f2. You do this because changing your main light settings will have more of an influence on the lesser settings than vice versa. Thanks Trev for taking all that time, I appreciate it.
Another small button serves for the battery check. Make sure you have the meter right up to the 'subject' and pointed back at the position you are going to take the shot from. Good luck on finding a copy. Can anyone chime in on this? Flat Diffuser See page 14 for details on how to attach a Flat The lighting ratio is the brightness ratio between the highlight and shadow Diffuser. For messages that are not intended to be published, please use the instead. I trigger the flash with the remote, and the meter registers. Use the above address for a check, M.
If I was happy to bracket each shot, I would just calculate distance measurements and forget about a meter! So' I'll try a few more things and see what happens. Measure your main light first and then adjust the fill or other lights around that initial reading. But if you were looking to have a 2:1 ratio or 3:1 in this case, i think you would expose for the f8, and the f4 would be a fill light. If the image below looks like your camera, click below to see the full manual. After took over, they sold the manufacturing to.
The film speed scale has also expanded for use with higher speed film. I had to find directions on line, and they are really crappy. If so, I should think the meter is out of calibration but knowing nothing about Minolta I could not say for sure. A tripod socket is also provided. Now, take off the dome, but point the meter direct back to shooting position, vertical in other words, and I will almost bet your aperture reading will be a lot more open, as in f5.
Since studio flash is my prime requirement for the meter, I think I need the Flashmeter. The sensor is located behind a round hole in the meter's back. This camera manual library is for reference and historical purposes, all rights reserved. I didn't even know, however, that the most modern flashmeters did that. The tripod was set up in front of white doors in my room. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or is that the way it should be? They used to be available thorugh the konicaMinolta website, but the archived manuals for older products seems to have gone the same way as the company. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
Dome off, same settings, fire the flash, meter reads F5. I would also make sure your camera is underexposing a bit for ambient, that way you are going to rely on flash power to be the dominant light source and get a true idea if your meter will correctly read it. Current and announced meters only This is supposed to be a tech data sheet of all Minolta exposure meters. If you can get a reading with dome on, and the shot in general has an 'average' good exposure that is correct, but remember, any shadows if taking faces, etc. The first example, about about averaging the f4 and the f8 is just wrong. This will help me to continue to host this site, buy new manuals, and pay their shipping costs. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.