1. ## Re: Sunny 16 Rule

Hmmm thanks for the reminder of a simple and basic rule.

2. ## Re: Sunny 16 Rule

Thanks for the tip!

Will definitely try it out, love to find out new tricks and techniques like these to improve my photography skills

3. ## Re: Sunny 16 Rule

Originally Posted by flipfreak
Basic Daylight Exposure Guide

BDE, exposure is relative to the distance from the BDE which remains constant. Computation of exposure is easy, the proper f/stop will be f/16 (sunny 16 rule) when using a film speed approximate to your shuuter speed. As an example:

Film Speed is 200, your shutterspeed will be 1/250 at f/16. Film speed rated at 64, your shutterspeed will be 1/60 at f/16. The same would apply to a film speed of 125, your shutterspeed will be 1/125. As another example, take the later film speed of 125, and these exposures would be the equivalents: 1/125 @ f/16; 1/250 @ f/11; 1/500@ f/8; 1/2000 @ f/4; 1/60 @ f/22
thanks for sharing!

4. ## Re: Sunny 16 Rule

Could someone check if I'm correct?

I found my father's old Nikon EM camera but the metering no longer works. However, I can set it to always use 1/90 for the shutter speed. So if I'm using ISO 400 film, on bright sunny day, my ideal shutter speed at f/16 would be 1/400 correct?

Now, since I'm stuck with only 1/90, I would need to increase my aperture to f/8 for the same exposure. Correct?

5. ## Re: Sunny 16 Rule

Originally Posted by Evilmerlin
Could someone check if I'm correct?

I found my father's old Nikon EM camera but the metering no longer works. However, I can set it to always use 1/90 for the shutter speed. So if I'm using ISO 400 film, on bright sunny day, my ideal shutter speed at f/16 would be 1/400 correct?

Now, since I'm stuck with only 1/90, I would need to increase my aperture to f/8 for the same exposure. Correct?
using iso 400 film? if u are stuck at 1/90, u shld be stopping down to f/32 to get the same exposure.

6. ## Re: Sunny 16 Rule

Ah right! Went the wrong way! Thanks!

7. ## Re: Sunny 16 Rule

Originally Posted by Evilmerlin
Could someone check if I'm correct?

I found my father's old Nikon EM camera but the metering no longer works. However, I can set it to always use 1/90 for the shutter speed. So if I'm using ISO 400 film, on bright sunny day, my ideal shutter speed at f/16 would be 1/400 correct?

Now, since I'm stuck with only 1/90, I would need to increase my aperture to f/8 for the same exposure. Correct?
yes, using ISO 400 film on a sunny day condition you should have f16 and 1/400s (using 1/500 will don't have much different since mechanical shutter don't have 1/400s)

the follow combinations are have the same exposure value
f32, 1/125s
f22, 1/250s
f16, 1/500s
f11, 1/1000s
f8, 1/2000s

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