Discussion in 'Nikon' started by ragland31, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. ragland31

    ragland31 Guest

    I'm a newbie dummie but I put the right batteries in the NIKON F10 and
    when I hit the shutter release no lighted up exposure metering
    appeared in the NIKON TTL. Do I need to have film in the camera before
    the exposure metering takes effect. They call the FM10 a manual camera
    and it mainly is but it has all the unecessary shit on it the Pentax
    K-1000 didn't have. You can properly expose manually usuing right film
    speed and aperture and shutter speed without exposure metering.

    Michael Ragland
    ragland31, Jan 15, 2008
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  2. I've never seen and FM10, but the standard for Nikon cameras is to
    turn on the meter by moving the wind lever out a little bit.

    It's called a manual camera because the shutter uses mechanical
    timing (hence the "M" in the name), which means except for the
    meter it will function without batteries.

    A similar camera with an electronicly timed shutter and
    "f stop" priority autoexposure was sold as the FE10, and
    with other features and an OM lens mount as the OM-30.

    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jan 15, 2008
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  3. ragland31

    ragland31 Guest

    It doesn't appear to have exposure metering; I did what I was supposed
    to. I took good pictures
    with my K-1000 without exposure metering; it was trial and error.
    Purchased a Nikon E-series
    50mm lense; apparently a litttle shorter in focal length a starter.
    Better than the ZOOM I hope.
    The NIKON F10 has a self timer 10 seconds which is great if it works
    because my shutter
    release nozzle won't depress. Also, it has a tiny rewind film button
    on the bottom yet a rewind film
    crank on the top! I think I will use the latter. Will take me a while
    to get the hang of it and
    start remembering what I learned in photography class.

    Michael Ragland
    ragland31, Jan 15, 2008
  4. ragland31

    Draco Guest

    You might be a newbie, but I wouldn't say you are a dummy. Asking
    questions is never dumb.
    The FM-10 is a all manual camera. It is a basic SLR system for those
    who are learning or who don't want all the bells and whistles on their
    camera. It does have TTL metering and it reads in the view finder as -
    (under exposure) o(correct exposure) or +(over exposure). The two lr44
    or ms-76's or the 1/3n battery is there only to power the meter. When
    you have the film wind lever open and away from the body and the
    shutter release pushed half way to release the LED's in the viewfinder
    should light up. The by changing the shutter speed or the aperture
    ring on the lens you should see the LED's change.
    Start with your ISO/ASA set at 400 and your shutter set at 200 and
    the lens at f/16. Now change one and see what happens.

    As for the little button on the bottom of the camera, it is there to
    unlock the transport mech that winds the film in one direction. So you
    can re-wind the film back into the canister by using the re-iwnd lever
    on the knob. As for your shutter release nozzel, I'm not sure as to
    what you mean. If I remember correctly there is a lock for the shutter
    release button to keep it from engaging.
    This camera is the best way of learning photography, when you are
    learning in a class.

    Hope this has answered some questions for you.

    Draco, Jan 15, 2008
  5. I put the right batteries in the NIKON F10 and
    when I hit the shutter release no lighted up exposure metering
    appeared in the NIKON TTL.

    If the FM10 works like most manual Nikons, you have to advance the
    film counter to "1" before the meter starts working. You should be
    able to do this without film in the camera by alternately using the
    film advance and pressing the shutter for 3 or 4 cycles. If you can't
    then there is probably something wrong with the camera. Try opening
    and closing the back to reset the film counter first.

    As pointed out above, you may need to have the film advance lever
    pulled away from the body to enable the meter, and the button on the
    bottom is a film rewind release than you must press before using the
    rewind crank to actually rewind the film.

    You can probably find an FM10 user's manual with a Yahoo/Google search.
    Bob Kirkpatrick, Jan 16, 2008
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