Is 'Sunny-16' Just a Bad Joke?
Yesterday I developed a roll of APX-100. The roll was exposed on two consecutive days, in bright sunlight which metered 1/125 @f16 by a grey-card in direct sunlight. My in camera meter, however, consistently wanted to expose at 1/125 @f11. This for a series of shots taken out in direct sunlight. Seeing this discrepancy, I took a number of shots following 'sunny-16' and for others, I let my in camera meter do what it wanted to do.
The frames in which I followed 'sunny-16' are consistently underexposed. The frames in which I let the in camera meter do its thing, though, show amazing snap and detail in both highlights and shadows.
Serious question, then...Is 'sunny-16' a bad joke? Ought it really be 'sunny-11'? :confused: