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First there is no sensor in a film camera. (Some, but not all, have light meters) Films are made with different sensitivities to light and are classified as Film Speeds. A film with a 200 ASA film speed is more sensitive to light by half as much then a 100 ASA film. (meaning it requires less light, half as much) Example: You set up a shot in a room ...


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The ISO dial indeed gives information to the light meter. If set to ISO 200, the light meter will return an shutter speed / aperture / or both (depending on the mode) that will give a proper exposure at that sensitivity to light. Colour and black & white negative film can handle a decent amount of overexposure. That is because the negatives will become ...


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