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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    This works pretty well with negative materials. If you are using color reversal ...you'll find that a meter is neccesary due to the very short scale - 5 stops in the case of Velvia - of the material.
    Always worked well for me with K-64. 1/250th@f8 or equivalent.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I have sekonic 408 and use it all the time.. but I thought just off the top to make snap call on Fstop it would be great to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Always worked well for me with K-64. 1/250th@f8 or equivalent.
    Sure, it works great out on the lawn at 2:00pm. What do you do under difficult conditions? Meter. At no time over the past 40 years have I been wealthy enough that I could afford not to meter.
    With B&W, I use kind of a bastard zone system which doesn't leave room for error, either.

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    I miss those little fold up sheets that used to come in the film boxes.

    Sunny-16 rules. Last summer I made a mistake of trusting my in-camera meter and a whole roll was drastically over exposed due to a dying meter battery.

    I should remember the habit of sanity checking the metered settings with Sunny-16 observations.
    - Bill Lynch

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    For me it's more like Sunny 8. I like thick, bullet proof negatives.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Sure, it works great out on the lawn at 2:00pm.
    Well of course, it's "Sunny 16". That's when I use it-when it's sunny. No need to meter when I know the the conditions. On a very bright inland SoCal spring or fall day I close down 1/3 or 1/4 stop. On a smoggy summer day I seldom add exposure, because I usually want it to look the way it really does- a little dimmer and yellowish. We hardly ever have those really smoggy days we used to have, though.

    What do you do under difficult conditions? Meter.
    I meter or rely on experience, depending on the details of the situation.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
    I miss those little fold up sheets that used to come in the film boxes.

    Sunny-16 rules. Last summer I made a mistake of trusting my in-camera meter and a whole roll was drastically over exposed due to a dying meter battery.
    I should remember the habit of sanity checking the metered settings with Sunny-16 observations.
    Sunny 16 has saved me here, too. I always eyeball and compare my in-head exposure estimate with the one on the meter. If nothing else, it's good mental excersise

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    When I was playing around last weekend. I double checked with my sekonic and found out that sunny 16 was accurate to sekonic for most cases. Pretty cool.

    ToddB

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    I broke my meter about 2 months ago and don't like the Mamiya's built in so have been using sunny 16 exclusively. More proper exposures than using Aperture priority.
    K.S. Klain

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    I use sunny 16 rule when my meter battery goes 'dead'.

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