Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/03

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Subject: Re: I need help De Meterizing myself!!!
From: Amilcar de Oliveira <>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 12:00:01 +0000

Gabe Sachs wrote:
> =

> Hello there.  Everyone has been so helpful here,  so now help me solve
> something.  I love my M6 and I love my IIIF.  Does anyone have a
> shortcut or a simple formula to calculate exposure without depending on=

> a meter.  I want to just take my IIIF and shoot without a meter.  Are
> there any home made guidelines that anyone out there uses or should I
> just get out there and shoot a bunch of rolls and guesstimate all the
> way.
> =

> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Gabe

The table below is slightly modified from an old Modern Photography
special edition, Photo Information Almanac, which cited it from a Kodak
puplication. You should consider the settings as starting points; i.e. =

the "people by bonfire" either underexposes  by 2 stops or Kodak's
writing staff make even bigger bonfires than we Brazillians :) .
I hope it helps.
				ISO 64		ISO 100	     ISO 400
Lighted street			1/30s f:1,4 1/3	1/30s f:2    1/60s f:2,8
Neon signs			1/30s f:2,8 1/3	1/30s f:4    1/60s f:5,6
Shop windows			1/30s f:2 1/3	1/30s f:2,8  1/60s f:4
People by streetlights		1/4s f:1,4 1/3	1/4s f:2     1/15s f:2
Fountains, monuments		1s f:2,8 1/3	1s f:4	     1/4s f:4
City Horizon			4s f:2 1/3	4s f:2,8     1s f:2,8
Horizon 10 min after sunset	1/30s f:2,8 1/3	1/30s f:4    1/60s f:5,6
Amusement park			1/15s f:1,4 1/3	1/15s f:2    1/60s f:2
Fireworks			B f:5,6 1/3	B f:8	     B f:16
Rel=E2mpagos			B f:4 1/3	B f:5,6	     B f:11
People by bonfires		1/8s f:1,4 1/3	1/8s f:2     1/30s f:2
Indoor playing courts		1/30s f:2 1/3	1/30s f:2,8  1/60s f:4
Moonscape			30s f:1,4 1/3	30s f:2	     30s f:4