1. ## Flash exposure

Hi all,
I'm using a 100% manual camera. I have a flash of GN24, it has fixed flash output too. There is a exposure table telling me what aperture to use when using ISO, say 100, when my subject is, is 2m away.
Frenz told me that i can actually calculate the aperture by using formula below:
GN/Distance from subject= aperture

would anyone like to comment on either methods.
Can anyone teach me a better way of setting the correct aperture.

2. errr... come on leh, give some comments, so many ppl viewed but no one wanna give me so advice, pls give me some ideas leh

3. Maybe coz the way u described is the best way already?
at ISO100, GN/dist from subject = aperature.

4. both are the same. also, for every doubling of ISO, multiply the guide number by 1.4x if you are manually calculating.

6. Originally Posted by mpenza
both are the same. also, for every doubling of ISO, multiply the gain number by 1.4x.
U sure 1.4x ?

7. Originally Posted by AReality
U sure 1.4x ?
yup, I'm sure. not talking about aperture, but the GN.

8. Originally Posted by mpenza
yup, I'm sure. not talking about aperture, but the GN.
u double sure?
Any webby to refer to?
Coz I always tot is x2.

9. Originally Posted by AReality
Maybe coz the way u described is the best way already?
at ISO100, GN/dist from subject = aperature.
take note, the GN is extended when your iso is increased, i think its doubled with evey stop increase in iso.

also, check whether the GN is described in feet or meters...yours i think should be in meters. then your dist to subject should be in meters.

check at what focal length your GN is rated at. a wider focal length than the rated focal length used will imply a smaller GN and coversely a longer focal length (than the rated focal length) used implies a larger GN available.

10. i think mpenza may be rite abt the doubling of iso with GN X 1.4.....go check on the web.......

go read abt the inverse square law too....i.e. every doubling of subject distance reduces the rated flash output to 1/4 its power....

11. Originally Posted by mpenza
both are the same. also, for every doubling of ISO, multiply the guide number by 1.4x if you are manually calculating.
Ok ok... got it liao...
aperature x1.4, so the LHS of the eqn also x1.4

12. yup, doubly sure. you could also check the maunal of your flash and do the calculations if it's not explicitly stated.

here's one article:
http://www.jafaphotography.com/flashex.htm

GN of the new film= GN of known film x the square root of the known ISO/new ISO.

(A bit slow cos was searching for articles)

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