Hi all, please feel free to comment on my questions. I just managed to shoot off a roll with my FM2 need to know some stuff. I used a tripod with a 28-80mm + 50mm lens.
a) Looking through the viewfinder, after focusing, i notice that the area outside the centre circle is not as clear'y focused as the inner circle. Why is that? After the prints, will this area be as clear as in the focusing ring?
b) I would like to focus on an object in front of me (about 30cm away) clearly, and the area behind it would have to be blurred. This would be aperture priority right? What I did was to set my F/stop to the smallest, and focus on the object, leaving the background alone. Is this right?
c) During metering, when i encounter a 'over exposure' shot, I would compensate by increasing the shutter speed. Is this right?
d) During metering, when i encounter a 'under exposure' shot, I decrease the shutter speed. Is this right?
e) If I use a Fuji ISO 200 film, can i set my ISO meter to 100? Will it be effective? Or even if i set it at 400, will it be as effective?
f) Should I even play around with the ISO settings during each shot? ie manupiliate ISO ratings from 100-400 even though the film is 200?
g) What is the optimum humidity level in my dry cabinet? Its a Akarui Digi that i bought from Cathay.
There will be more questions after I get my prints...
your comments will be greatly appreciated.