Quote Originally Posted by Max Power
Serious question, then...Is 'sunny-16' a bad joke? Ought it really be 'sunny-11'?
"Sunny-16" is a thumbrule, and like all thumbrules, it works in many cases, but not in all cases. It was derived based upon some typical conditions to give an exposure method easy to remember. As I remember, there was an "overcast-11" component to it.

I shot a series with the 8x10 last summer using sunny-16 just for the 'ell of it. The only modification is that I increased exposure one stop to increase density for Azo. The result was negs that print well on both grade 2 and grade 3 Azo. Hey, in this case, it worked well. Final aperature setting was f/32.
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