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Bessa R2A exposure compensation
Old 03-29-2011   #1
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Bessa R2A exposure compensation

Hi everyone,

I have one short (and silly) question. How does the exposure compensation on a bessa r2a/r3a work?

For instance, if I compensate by -1/2 stops, would the shutter actually fire at - let's say - 1/180 instead of 1/125? Or does the camera actually round the numbers and chooses between one full step or another - in this case, between 1/125 and 1/250?

Please excuse a beginner.

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The display in the VF will be rounded to the nearest value, the actual speed is, according to either the manual or the Camera Quest web site, step-less.
Depending on what film you are using you might not notice a difference with only a 1/2 stop change though.
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The display in the VF will be rounded to the nearest value, the actual speed is, according to either the manual or the Camera Quest web site, step-less.
Depending on what film you are using you might not notice a difference with only a 1/2 stop change though.
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In this case, if I understand correctly (English is not my native language), there is no practical difference between half stop compensation and full stop compensation.

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For most negative film, 1/2 stop will be recorded, but the effect would be much less than 1/2 stop on a positive (slide) film. Positive film tends to require more accurate exposure in my experience.

And I love the Bessa's ease of use for over and under exposure, easier than my Leica!
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Which means to say Bessa's shutter speed goes in full stops and doesn't allow for steps. Are Leica and Zeiss Ikon also like that?
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If i'm not mistaken, the shutter on the r2a is stepless in A mode.
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If i'm not mistaken, the shutter on the r2a is stepless in A mode.
What does that mean exactly?
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