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Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Gymrat, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Gymrat

    Gymrat TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking at some pictures online, and the photograher has given a distription of the settings used for the picture.

    Focal len: 136 mm, Shutter: 1/200 sec, Aperture: F4, Meter: 11.6 EV, Quality: 4 bpp, ISO 100

    could someone explain to me Focal len? and Meter?

    thanks.
     
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    The focal length is the size of the lens. 50mm, 85, 100, etc. The size is in relationship to the size of the negative. So 50mm lens on a 35mm camera is a slightly wide angle lens (similar to how the human eye sees things) but on a medium or large format camera 50mm would be a wider angle.

    The meter (noted as EV) is exposure value. It's what the meter tells you is a good exposure.
     

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