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I picked up an old Autoreflex T and put in a fresh set of mercury 675 batteries (standard original power source). The exposures are all about 1-2 stops too dark and I can tell the meter is reading about the same 1-2 stops too closed when compared to my FC-1, whose meter is right on. Now, I know I can probably experiment and set the f-stop manually to get better exposures, but I was wondering if anyone can answer the following:
1. Could the camera have been recalibrated for different batteries being that these batteries are hard to find? 2. Can a good camera shop recalibrate the meter to match my merc. batteries. I have several sets, so using them is not a problem.
Any help or insights are appreciated. I apologize if this has been covered here before.
-- Anonymous, September 06, 2000
It is certainly possible that your meter has been recalibrated. More likely, it's just out of adjustment. I have an Autoreflex A that does the same thing. It is simple to adjust for this yourself. You say the camera consistently underexposes by 2 f-stops.
Say you're shooting with 400 ASA film. If you set the camera's ASA dial to 200, you will get 1 stop more exposure, ASA 100 gets you the 2 stops needed.
If you use 100 ASA film, set the camera for 25 ASA, and so forth.
If you want to have the camera cleaned, lubricated and adjusted, contact Greg Weber, who is listed in this site's resources.
-- Anonymous, September 09, 2000