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Mamiya 6 Users input please

I am having such a big problem reading the light meter information. Especial in the bright sun. I keep my eyeglasses prescription up to date, but it seems to be getting harder. Camera has fresh batteries, viewfinder glass clear.

I love this camera, but never used it much for several years, I had a Mamiya C330 kit and a Bronica EC kit. But sold off the tlr and the Bronica for space and to carry the lighter 6. But do not remember having any problems with it when using it when bought.

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He light meter is not accurate. Don't use it. You have to shield it well if you want to use it, but I don't recommend that at all. Use a separate meter.
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Apologies to the forum for posting in wrong spot. The meter in the past has never given me a bad photo. I do have a small hand held that I carry a lot.

My wife suggested to not wear my new glasses, they darken quickly. Also put on my wide brim hat which gives me enough shade where I can now just make out the numbers. But as waileong suggested I will make sure to take my hand held. So problem has a band aide for now.

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This pertains to the Mamiya 7 , the viewfinder is polarized and if wearing sunglasses (polarized were most noticeable) the viewfinder basically goes very dark . this may be the same for the 6. Try your wife's suggestion, they are the smarter gender ! Peter
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The only times that I have had problems with the meter is when I was using filters on my Mamiya 6 as the meter is not thru the lens. Then I have used the meter plus the meter factor, or (mostly) just used the sunny f16 rule with the meter factor.
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This pertains to the Mamiya 7 , the viewfinder is polarized and if wearing sunglasses (polarized were most noticeable) the viewfinder basically goes very dark . this may be the same for the 6. Try your wife's suggestion, they are the smarter gender ! Peter
Yes that did help and she surprises me all the time. Also she is great at finding things I put up. But sometimes she just has to have moved them

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The only times that I have had problems with the meter is when I was using filters on my Mamiya 6 as the meter is not thru the lens. Then I have used the meter plus the meter factor, or (mostly) just used the sunny f16 rule with the meter factor.
I have always been lazy about filters, have only used them with TTL systems. Just about all my screw on filters are in the 52-55mm sizes. And my Cokin are a pain due to blocking the viewfinder window.

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I have noticed that if it's bright I have problems reading the meter times. I have to move my eye around in the finder till I see the red numbers. Sometimes it's because it's so bright, I have to stop the lens down to f16 or 22 just to make sure it's not reading off the chart so to speak. I can then move the ap ring to the proper one and try again. It's a hassle but I've learned to adapt to the camera.
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