Well I feel like a kid in grade-school again, starting over after all these years. It's been a LONG TIME since I had a film camera and this H2, though highly rated to produce great shots, comes with a steep learning curve. I recently was testing the camera with a new 50-110 zoom lens and shot off two rolls of 120 / ISO 100 (1-Velvia, 1-Kodak) in my backyard. It was mid-afternoon with moderate sun and I used a polarized filter to shoot some roses and plants (and then a warming filter as the sun began to set) within about a 10' range. I recall the F-stop at around F16-F22 and didn't think about it at the time, but the lab phoned days later and said the film was so underexposed they could barely see the images on them. I'm new to the medium format world and want to make sure I get enough light and have the proper aperture to fully expose the film to get the most out of my images. I bought the camera to take on trips to do landscape shooting mostly but still want to take some basic shots within a 20'-30' range. Any suggestions?