A&P OMG, screw Nikon! I can't drive a car properly now!

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  1. TtamNedlog

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    I'm taking a b&w film photography class right now, and I'm using my friend's Nikon N75. Film's new to me, but I have experience with my digital D80. So I know my way around cameras, particularly Nikons.

    So I'm sitting in class bored, assuming I know more than almost all the other students in there who are saying things like "what's aperture?" when something the teacher says catches my attention. She said the light meters are flipped in Canons and Nikons.

    Canon like so:
    -2 . 1 . [] . 1 . 2+

    Nikon like so:
    +2 . 1 . [] . 1 . 2-

    Now I've never used a Canon DSLR before, but I had always assumed their light meters were no different than Nikons. I've always wondered why Nikon meters were "backwards" based on our natural reading habits of going from left to right. I still don't know the answer to that, but since we're shooting in M for this class, I'm paying a LOT more attention to that stupid little backwards light meter than I used to (I usually shot in S or A).

    Fast forward to after class when I'm driving home... Now we all know speedometers are "normal" in that they increase from left to right. Say:
    30....|....40....|....50....|....60
    Well I'm driving along, *THINKING* I'm driving 55mph, but the needle is actually on the 45mph mark lol. Apparently staring at Nikon's dumb light meter for a few hours got my brain working from right to left, so I was thinking I need to put the needle to the left of 50 to do 55.

    :uh: :uh: :uh: :uh: :uh:




    Cliffs:
    1. I used a Nikon camera
    2. I lost the ability to drive normally
    3. ?
    4. :uh:
     
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    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    :rofl: :Owned:

    I hate how your brain can fuck with you sometimes
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    in japan, u read backwards. i think?
     
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    Nikon also call it "micro" instead of macro. It's just stupid.
     
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    your stupidity is not Nikon's fault
     
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    a "macro" lens is used to show small objects and reveal microscopic detail

    how stupid is that
     
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    Books go from right to left but they read top to bottom.

    No wonder Nikon sucks.

    :rofl:
     
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    canon is german. amirite?
     
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    I guess to make up for my moment of stupidity the other night, I actually had a redeeming revelation today. I figured out why Nikon flips their meter! It actually makes sense in terms of synergy.

    Alone, no, a reversed meter makes no sense. But in relation to how you adjust shutter and aperture, it makes perfect sense. You increase shutter speed (or increase f-stop numerically) by spinning the dial to the right. Both of these actions reduce incoming light. So spinning the dial right, moves the light meter right as well.

    Makes sense after all. :dunno: Compared to that, NOW it's the Canon system that doesn't make sense.
     
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    srsly? :hsugh:
     
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    Only the L glass though amirite? :mamoru:
     
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    Yeah! Nikon FTW!!! :run:
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    both Canon and Nikon are from Tokyo, Japan
     
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    lies!
     
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