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You probably use a small aperture. When autofocus does its work, it usually does it with wide open aperture. That's why you get a brighter image for a small time. It says nothing about the brightness of the final image. This may be different when using phased-based autofocus and contrast-based autofocus, but this depends on what the camera does. Some ...


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Why would you commit any more film until you have had the first roll from any film camera developed? Get the first roll developed and see what it looks like. If it's massively over or under exposed, then dedicate the next roll to test shots where you systematically start at a longer exposure and then decrease the exposure time about one-half stop each frame ...


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I'll contradict @TimCampbell on this -- it's very likely that the outer film layers protected the film toward the core of the spool to some extent. The film will likely show some light striking at the edges and through sprocket holes over its full length, but images from the early frames are likely to be salvageable, especially if you were in "subdued ...


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