Re: Non standard apertures in Digicams


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kree

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I'm using a nikon coolpix 5700 at the moment, and it uses non-standard (as compared to 35mm systems) apertures of say,
f/2.8-f/3.2-f/3.5-f/4.0

My Qn is simply: Does anyone know if each step increase in aperture of my camera is equivalent to "one stop" in the 35mm systems?

ie. Is the exposure at f/2.8 at 1sec equivalent to f/3.2 at 2sec?

Also, does it mean that the usual light meters are useless for digital cameras since they do not use the usual aperture sizes?
 

jOhO

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nope.. the stops are the same for slr or for ur digicam...

f/2.8 and f/4.0 are one stop apart no matter wat cam...

those in between are 1/3 or even 1/2 stops or... watever.. hheeee :D
 

jasonpgc

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Beginner SLR always use 1/2 stop standard. However, most digital and Pro SLR uses 1/3 Stop standard.

ie. Is the exposure at f/2.8 at 1sec equivalent to f/3.2 at 2sec?

f/2.8 at 1sec = f/4 at 2 Sec
 

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