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Minolta X70 SLR Camera

We needs manual or any informaton that could be relavent to this camera: Minolta X70 SLR Camera. More to do with the buttons or light meter setting, the + - that is written on one of the controls of the camera. It says +1 or -2 and some more numbers and we would like to know what you use it for. Any help would be greatful and widely appreciated. Thank you.

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When camera is selected to operate in auto mode it measures light in the over all frame and put an average aperture (ie the f-numbers 3.5, 5.6, 8 like that, bigger the number lower the light goes through the lens) but that average f-num would not be sufficient or over at certain conditions.Like
A small cat on a large white background.
A small yellow rose on a large black background
In that situation a compensation is required
Or if your camera slightly under or over exposes in auto mode you can correct up to + or -2 steps (50% per step)
Totally you can over ride the camera control over 200% low or high lighting.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008


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