Useful Tools for Photographers

March 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

We all look for items that help us with our photography skills, making it easier to control the light reaching the film or the camera sensor.  I have found the following useful in my work, and I hope they will assist you in making your next photo shoot a bit easier.

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  • Table 1. Exposure times, in seconds or minutes (m), for various exposure values and f-numbers
    EV f-number
    1.0 1.4 2.0 2.8 4.0 5.6 8.0 11 16 22 32 45 64
    −6 60 2 m 4 m 8 m 16 m 32 m 64 m 128 m 256 m 512 m 1024 m 2048 m 4096 m
    −5 30 60 2 m 4 m 8 m 16 m 32 m 64 m 128 m 256 m 512 m 1024 m 2048 m
    −4 15 30 60 2 m 4 m 8 m 16 m 32 m 64 m 128 m 256 m 512 m 1024 m
    −3 8 15 30 60 2 m 4 m 8 m 16 m 32 m 64 m 128 m 256 m 512 m
    −2 4 8 15 30 60 2 m 4 m 8 m 16 m 32 m 64 m 128 m 256 m
    −1 2 4 8 15 30 60 2 m 4 m 8 m 16 m 32 m 64 m 128 m
    0 1 2 4 8 15 30 60 2 m 4 m 8 m 16 m 32 m 64 m
    1 1/2 1 2 4 8 15 30 60 2 m 4 m 8 m 16 m 32 m
    2 1/4 1/2 1 2 4 8 15 30 60 2 m 4 m 8 m 16 m
    3 1/8 1/4 1/2 1 2 4 8 15 30 60 2 m 4 m 8 m
    4 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2 1 2 4 8 15 30 60 2 m 4 m
    5 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2 1 2 4 8 15 30 60 2 m
    6 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2 1 2 4 8 15 30 60
    7 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2 1 2 4 8 15 30
    8 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2 1 2 4 8 15
    9 1/500 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2 1 2 4 8
    10 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2 1 2 4
    11 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2 1 2
    12 1/4000 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2 1
    13 1/8000 1/4000 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4 1/2
    14   1/8000 1/4000 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8 1/4
    15     1/8000 1/4000 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15 1/8
    16       1/8000 1/4000 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30 1/15
    17         1/8000 1/4000 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/125 1/60 1/30
    18           1/8000 1/4000 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/125 1/60
    19             1/8000 1/4000 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/125
    20               1/8000 1/4000 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250
    21                 1/8000 1/4000 1/2000 1/1000 1/500
    EV 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.8 4.0 5.6 8.0 11 16 22 32 45 64
    f-number
  • http://www.astropix.com/HTML/I_ASTROP/COMPARE.HTM  (a detailed comparison of Nikon and Canon Camera

 

There are charts and tables available for various cameras, Neutral Density filter calculators and more.  The ones above are basic and a great help for all levels of photographers. These make it much easier than memorizing all of the details, although you will memorize some of them as you use the settings and study them as you do your photography.

 


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