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| p.1 #1 · Using a D800 as a light meter? |
I'm not sure what subforum is appropriate to post this, but I figure this is the closest match.
Professionally, I now shoot with my D800 and I love everything about it. Despite that, I recently decided to buy a Mamiya RZ67 camera even though I've never shot film (well I did as a kid with my mom's point and shoot, but that hardly counts). The biggest issue is that, since I shoot digital, I've never had a need for a light meter. With my D800, I pretty much know the settings just my looking at the scene, but I can do a quick test and make any minor adjustments if needed.
Obviously, that's not possible with film. I don't really want to buy a light meter if I don't need to as I'm only going to be playing with the RZ67 and can't justify spending a lot for accessories. Can I "cheat" by using my D800 as a pseudo light meter? What I mean is, say I'm shooting Tmax400 film. Can I set my D800 to iso 400, set my aperture and shutter, do a test shot and if everything looks right, copy those settings onto the film camera? Or is the sensitivity off between film and digital?
I'm sure this is a dumb question, but any advice is appreciated.