How to understand Film Camera Led lights


Just show me a little bit how to understand these lights here when you have a point-and-shoot film 35 millimeter camera from either 90s mm Hmm. So there’s the model of camera one like this one has a top green light in a bottom orange light I’ll show right now in a few minutes another camera which has a single green light how to use it Basically, the green light is always it tells you you are too closer to your object So that’s the first criteria. You need to meet you need to observe. Otherwise, you shouldn’t be taking that picture So usually these cameras have maybe a minimum distance of 2 feet or 60 centimeters. Sometimes it’s a little bit lower more It’s just tryin close to the window. Now the green light will blink Which means I’m too close I need to step a little bit back and at this time at this moment it’s steady So the distance at this point is enough now the second criteria the second thing once the distance is good I need to look for the exposure light the orange light I think because the camera is just the camera that will Show it a little bit like a green light but it’s actually orange. Yeah, we will see it’s orange now What’s happening? Is this light? works mainly basically when you put the Flash to off. So when you take pictures without flash you force it to stay off You should be worrying about this orange light blinking If it doesn’t blink if it doesn’t light at all, it means you are ok to take the picture Just keep the camera steady. Just as always If you notice the origin light is blinking, it’s because let me just show again It means at that moment the camera will take the picture But the exposure time is going to be longer than 1 by Usually it’s 40 50 seconds So that means at that point you really need to keep the camera very very steady or preferably on a tribe So let’s just take a test. So I have the window if I point the camera towards the window the orange light should not appear I Just stand back a little bit. So there’s no orange light Maybe there is like a reflection but the orange light it’s off at this point It means the exposure time is going to be shorter than 1 by 60 or 40 or 50. So no No much risk to have a blurry image because I shake the camera a little bit But if I point it downwards where it’s less light, you’ll notice the orange light will start blinking. It means at this point I really need to keep the camera very very steady without flash or The picture will will be blurred but it’s the question actually, how do you know how? how long the exposure time is when you see the light blinking because perhaps The orange light will blink. Like I said for longer exposure times, then let’s just say 1 by 41 divided by 40 seconds, but how do you know is it 1 by 40? Maybe you are just at the limit. So a little bit shake won’t cause too much trouble or how do you know? Maybe you are at 1 by 4, which is a long exposure time at that moment The slightest movement will cause a blurry image So how do you really know how close you are the debt limit that would influence the picture if you shake a little bit there isn’t the way to find this out is really to find a bright source of Light and a shot a more shadow area. So what you need to do is just like I’m doing now If you see the camera is pointing towards the light just pointing pointed pointed a little bit far away from the light And you just extend back again more far away a little bit more a little Bit more a little bit more and at Point at the moment You will notice the light the orange light is blinking It means you are really at that edge at 1 of 1 by 44 1 by 50. So I really need to diminish the light that the camera is reading here with the Until the point you see that light blinking at that moment, you know, you are really at the limit. So if you Point towards a darker area is going to be the exposure time even longer So that’s how we really somehow try to read i’m Am I safe, even if it’s blinking to keep the camera my by hand or not? Am I that limit of exposure time or not? So this is it. Let me just show a camera with a single green light You This is a second kind of light indicator here on a different camera point-and-shoot film Cell what this green light actually will tell you these same functions. Are those two lights But it’s just a different blinking Basically, there are three state states of the slide the first state when it’s steady on that means you can take the picture There’s no problems. The second state is going to be blinking Slowly kind of slowly that means you are too close to your objects I need to step back and the third state is blinking quickly. It means you don’t have enough light You really need to keep the camera very very steady or put it on a tripod. So Basically, just like before you need first to make sure you are enough far away from your object so you don’t see that slow blinking does the first period then you Then you move to the second criteria of light available light. So let’s just check the distance first I’m too close right now is going to blink slowly so I need to step back Until I get the light on And constant has steady on and also when I’m like this, it means the available light. It’s good enough I’m perhaps at that shooting speed of Shorter than one by forty fifty depends on the camera So even if I move a little bit the camera there should be a problem. But let’s just try now because I’m pointing towards the Window, I have enough light if I point downwards You see the fast blinking it means at this point My exposure time is going to be slower than one by let’s just say 51 by 50 So this point perhaps if I move a little bit the camera when taking the picture especially when they depress the button the image may be blurred and Again, just like before you can try X pointed towards a more bright area – more or less bright area Until you see this blinking fast And that means you noticed at this point There’s no blinking it means and at least at this direction to a darker area It’s blinking fast. So basically between these two areas The exposure time is passing from one by fifty to something Slower, which is going to be perhaps one by 30. So this is the shift point basically, so if you Have steady light here and if you have blinking light here You know you are about at that limit of 1 by 50 so you can take the picture without worrying too much Even if it’s blinking Just keep reading the camera are really really steady So that’s a little bit of finessing, but you can still take that picture without flash so right now I’m talking really about without flash and also one last thing remember that this Cameras can come with a zoom lens right? So I may have a lens from 38 millimeters to 80 millimeters or 100 millimeters remember always that if you extend this room, like I did now that The available basically the camera will need even more light to take a steady picture. So if I’m Retracting right now the lenses and I have enough light at this point. So it’s just Step a little bit back. So the light it’s good enough if I If I extend the zoom maybe I won’t get enough light I Didn’t move the camera at all. It’s really when it’s zooming out. The lenses need more light to take the same picture so if I zoom back There will be enough light if I zoom out There’s not enough light. So keep in mind this thing Because it will affect your picture. So when your zoom this cameras, by the way, you have the maximum aperture it will most of them will run between 3.5 4.2. Sometimes I point something That’s a small aperture. So basically with these cameras even if you use a 200 or a 400 film or 800 film you Usually you’ll need to have a good light like a bright sunny day If you are indoors, you definitely need to have a lot of light from the ceiling from your bulbs and stuff like this Keep in mind that aspect there are other cameras that are really more expensive with maximum aperture of 2.8 Those may do a little bit better but with this camera, I’ll give you an example if you are on a camera with an aperture of let’s say 3.6 3.7 a maximum one and you fully zoom out to say 80 millimeters and The day is going to be cloudy outside You may be missing enough light. You may see the blinking green light here and you need to keep it steady So that’s how and let’s just say you are using Li 200 film perhaps you if you move 2 or 400 film the blinking light in a cloudy day With a zoom extended to 80 millimeters and a maximum aperture over 3.5 is going to be just fine You can still take pictures but you really need to keep the camera. Very very steady backhand. This is it I hope you find this useful a really long video sorry bodies, but Yeah, this is how to use this blinking lights tense

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