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Canon-P RF - A true gem!?

I recently bought an almost mint Canon P RF. It came with a non-working light meter, so I decided to shoot using Sunny16 and this is what I got:


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Congrats on the Purchase!

I have a Canon L2 RF(with metal curtains surprisingly) and a Canon 7 RF, both had not been serviced in decades and both came with working shutter even with accurate shutter speeds. Just wow. They are absolutely fine cameras and built to last. I cleaned their finders and they became fine shooters. I dare say they are more reliable and durable than any LTM cameras from other brands.

I didn't buy a P because I wear glasses and can't see the 35mm frameline.
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I recently bought an almost mint Canon P RF. It came with a non-working light meter, so I decided to shoot using Sunny16 and this is what I got:
Nicely exposed pictures, but I'm a bit vague on how one uses sunny 16 indoors.

I find a smartphone light meter app very useful sometimes.

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Canon's are truly unsung heroes of RF-dom. I shoot with a VL (the metal shutter curtain version of the L1). I used a P and a 7 for a short time and felt the winding mechanism wasn't as good (maybe they had to compromise on it once they went to the single, non-rotating shutter speed dial.) But that's a minor nitpick. Very solid reliable cameras that need much less TLC than Leicas of the same era.
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Nicely exposed pictures, but I'm a bit vague on how one uses sunny 16 indoors.

I find a smartphone light meter app very useful sometimes.

Cheers,
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Me neither, but a table I found says that at f/16 speed(time exposure)=1/ISO

In shadows, no f/16, but f/4. I assume f/1.8 and 1/60. It is more like a guess.
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Me neither, but a table I found says that at f/16 speed(time exposure)=1/ISO

In shadows, no f/16, but f/4. I assume f/1.8 and 1/60. It is more like a guess.
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Congratulations on the P! It would be nice to know what lens and film was used.
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