Blacl and white film

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  1. khushi2004

    khushi2004 TPF Noob!

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    I wanna take some picture on black and white film 400, i like to experiment taking some picture keeping my subject (person) on sunlight background white wall. What will be my suitable aperture speed and shutter speed should be?
    Does this effect if i am taking picture in over cast with same reading.?
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    There is no answer to your question. That depends on the lighting situation.
     
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    Proper exposure for ISO 400 film on a bright, sunny day is approx f/16 at 1/400th sec (round down to 1/250th if your camera doesn't have 1/400th). On an overcast day it will be approx f/8 at 1/400th.

    Use a light meter for more accuracy.
     
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    Glad to see Doxx still around : :wink:
     
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    Heck, I was pretty close to Fred Parker. He says f/22 at 1/250th for bright and sunny, and f/8 at 1/250th for overcast.
     
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    Funny, my camera's meter says 30" at f1.4.... :scratch:

    Oops, left the lens cap on.
     
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    Thanx Doxx for the link
     

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