Exposure cheat sheet needed.

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    I'm taking my unmetered rolleicord out for the first time tomorrow and need a exposure cheat sheet.

    I've borrowed an incident meter and have been comparing the exposure against my D80's meter and I keep getting wildly different results. So I thought a backup might be a good idea.

    Anyone know where I could find a cheat sheet online to print out? I googled it but didn't find much.
     
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    Wow that is complicated. I have no idea what most of that means!
     
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    Haha I found a couple online but they are all rather elaborate and complicated, if you'd like I can post them.
     
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    There should be a basic exposure guide on the film packet.
     
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    Which incident meter did you borrow? Could you give us an example of how it is differing from your D80.

    Here's a link to the Expo-Mat. It's marked incorrectly in EV, but if you disregard that it is OK.

    Best,
    Helen
     
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    google sunny 16 rule, it is very simple and works.
     
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    Sunny 16 rule

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    For the EP by Ben Folds, see Sunny 16 (EP)
    In photography, the sunny 16 rule (or, less often, the "sunny [FONT=Georgia,serif]f/[/FONT]16 rule") is a method to estimate correct daylight exposures without using a light meter.
    The basic sunny 16 rule, applicable on a sunny day, is this:For example, for ISO 100 film, choose shutter speed of 1/100 second (or 1/125 second)
    The elaborated form of the sunny 16 rule for more general situations is:
    1. Set the shutter speed to the setting nearest to the ISO film speed
    2. Set the f-number according to the table below:
    Aperture Lighting Conditions Shadow Detail [FONT=Georgia,serif]
    f/
    [/FONT]16 Sunny Distinct [FONT=Georgia,serif]
    f/
    [/FONT]11 Slight Overcast Soft around edges [FONT=Georgia,serif]
    f/
    [/FONT]8 Overcast Barely visible [FONT=Georgia,serif]
    f/
    [/FONT]5.6 Heavy Overcast No shadows
    [FONT=Georgia,serif]f/[/FONT]4 Sunset

    [1] For example, to shoot ISO 100 film in sunny conditions, set the shutter speed to 1/100 or 1/125 and the f-stop to [FONT=Georgia,serif]f/[/FONT]16. With ISO 200 film, set the speed to 1/200 or 1/250. For ISO 400 film, 1/400 or 1/500. As with other light readings, the shutter speed can be changed, as long as the f-number is compensated. For example, 1/250th of a second at [FONT=Georgia,serif]f/[/FONT]11 would be equivalent to 1/125th at [FONT=Georgia,serif]f/[/FONT]16.
     
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    Hey thanks for all the replies. Last night I found what I needed. What do you know it was in my class notes!! Maybe I should read my own stuff sometimes.

    I kept finding sunny f16, but what I really needed was soggy oregon winter day!

    Which my notes list as 3 stops under.

    I'll scan the print out and post it here later.
     
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    After reading the manual it seems the mistake was that I was pointing the dome more at the sky and not at my subject or back towards lens. Will see if it works better today.

    I read the zuckerman book on exposure so I think I'll do better today.

    I hope so, I'm shooting chromes in a 58 year old camera!
     

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