Help me with the basics! (Apeture/shutter speed) 35mm canon
Hi, I went to my local car boot the other day and got a Canon FTb with a 50mm lens. It uses a match and needle system for exposure.
I went out and bought some 125 iso B&W film for it.
Now I have a few questions regarding the basic principles of manual photography on 35mm. I want to take some pictures tomorrow of my local area which is looking fairly derelict.
From what I understand, because I will be taking pictures of buildings at a close to medium distance I should set the aperture to something like f/8 as that will give me a decent depth of field for those type of shots. Then I simply set the shutter speed so the needle matches the ring in the viewfinder. From what I understand this is called aperture priority?
Also the film is 125 speed but the Canon only has a setting for either 100 or 150. Which should I set it to? Higher or lower?
Thanks! Hopefully my shots will turn out nicely. I also bought a Praktica L2 with a 300mm lens for a fiver but because it doesn't have an exposure or light meter most of the pictures came out over-exposed.
35mm basis sooooo much, um where to start.. too much to say i think.
Good choice of camera as much as i disagree with cannons the FTB's are kinda pretty/retro.
to be honest all i can say is use ur imagination and if you like what you see in the view finder fire away, have a play... i started using a 35 mm(OM-10) 6 years ago or so and spent soo much money on film but became addicted playing... it's learning from mistakes... been 6 years since i first started playing with camera's and i'm still crap:P
see what happens.. butscan em in so we cen see i'm sure plenty of helpfull tips will be fired your way.
But any way i'm shuttting up now...... someone help me out here??