Small-Format Cameras, Continued
Using a 35mm
To use a small-format or 35mm camera:
Check the camera for cleanliness and battery freshness. Clean
camera and replace battery, if required.
Set the ISO dial to correspond with the ISO rating of the selected
Open the film back and insert the film, with the leader on the
bottom. Be sure to engage the film sprockets so that the film winds
correctly on the empty right-hand spool.
Close the film back. Trip the shutter release and wind the film until
it indicates the first frame in the frame counter.
Assess local conditions and set the shutter speed for the desired
speed of exposure.
Select the proper lens and place it on the camera body clicking it
Look through the lens at a subject for a test meter reading. Pushing
the shutter release button partially down produces a meter reading
in the eyepiece without tripping the shutter.
If you are not manually operating the camera, set the camera to the
automatic mode by placing the A on the lens aperture ring across
from the aperture indicator mark.
Expose the film. Make sure to wind to the next frame after each
exposure so that you are always ready to shoot.
Depress the film release button before rewinding exposed rolls of
film back into their canister and opening the film back to remove