Matching Nikon camera to an Incident meter

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by John, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I use a Nikon 5700. In manual mode, or AP, SP, I can never match the
    exposure so that it is the same as my Minolta IV4 incident meter. I have
    taken camera reading from my grey card, fiddled with changing ISO values,
    but never do they match up. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
    John, Jun 4, 2005
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  2. John

    Bigguy Guest

    How much does it not match by? Is the camera using Auto ISO?
    Are you using the meter to measure incident or reflected light?

    Guy
     
    Bigguy, Jun 4, 2005
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  3. John

    John Guest

    Guy, usually off by one stop. I set the ISO, not on auto! With the camera
    I am taking a reading from a grey card, with the meter, I am measuring via
    incident. Both should match, considering I am taking a reading in the same
    light, same light direction etc.
     
    John, Jun 5, 2005
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  4. If your 5700 takes good pictures, I'd go with that. If not, use your
    Minolta meter's settings on the 5700, and then check the histogram - and
    scratch head?.
    (My similar vintage CP4500 is normally pretty reliable, except when there's
    bright cloud behind the buildings I'm shooting.)
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Jun 5, 2005
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