Question For F4 Users

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Wm Gardner, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. Wm Gardner

    Wm Gardner Guest

    Not always very good about recording exposure information when in the
    field. Considering getting a MF-23 back for my F4. Find the feature that
    records exposures between the frames to be quite appealing. How well
    does this work? Would mean major changes for me (would need to mount own
    slides) to even be able to take advantage of this data. How beneficial
    have any of you found this feature to be?

    Thanks in advance,
    Wm Gardner, Dec 21, 2003
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  2. Wm Gardner

    Hils Guest

    Wm Gardner wrote
    Hi Bill. I've used an MF-23 not to imprint exposure data, but date and
    time between frames. In this it worked very well, though I recommend
    that if you get the back, make sure you get a manual as well. I found
    that a pair of silver oxide batteries lasted about 6 months, by which
    time I had to read the manual again to remind myself how to reset the
    clock, and make sure that data was printed between rather than within

    I found the auto-recording of date and time useful largely because the
    alternative of using a notebook when it was dark and/or cold and/or
    windy became such a PITA. I also used the MF-23's long exposure timer a
    few times. If I hadn't already abandoned mounting slides I may have
    thought twice about getting the MF-23.

    It's probably as close as film has come to digital's EXIF data. Which
    isn't actually very close.

    Hils, Dec 22, 2003
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  3. Wm Gardner

    Wm Gardner Guest

    Thank-you very much! Appreciate the advice, should help make my
    decision easier......

    Happy holidays,
    Wm Gardner, Dec 23, 2003
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