Setting shutter speeds
The Zenit TTL's slit shutter has shutter speeds from 1/30 s to 1/500 s and a 'B'-setting for a longer exposure time. Turn the button (8) to the requested shutter speed. If you hear a 'click', the button is in its correct position (when using the 'B' setting, the aperture stays open as long as you press the release button). For long exposures a cable release and a tripod are desirable.
Metering with the exposure meter
The semi-automatic exposure meter in your camera measures the light amount through the lens (TTL system). This system also works when you use other lenses or filters. Set the aperture selector button to 'A'.
Press the release button until you feel pressure. The needle moves in the viewfinder to + (too much light) or - (too little light). Keep the release button pressed and turn the aperture ring (26) until the arrow points to 0. If that doesn't work, try changing the shutter speed dial (8).
Too much Too little Fine