Problem with Sunny 16 Rule

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  1. smoke665

    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I remember that. LOL


     
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    AlanKlein No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    When I was a kid, I lived by the little yellow instruction sheet Kodak provided in each box of film showing those little icons of the sun -sunny, cloudy, etc. There would be that little comment about closing up if was snowy or your were at the beach. That all went away with my first 35mm - a Nikon F Photomic T. But, I was always fascinated by Kodak instructions and other pamphlets about Kodak and film. I would read their little pamphlets like they came from a deity on how to shoot better, how film works, etc. When they went bankrupt, I was heartbroken. It was like losing your grandmother.
     
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    Thank you, they are really useful tips :)
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hang in there, you will make it.

    Tilt of the earth and the earth's rotation around the sun creating the seasons.
    Then your distance away from the equator.

    As was mentioned, when you are away from where the Sunny-16 was designed for, you have to adjust.
    I was told in England, it is the Sunny-11 rule.
    And as you note 1210 and the sun only just above the horizon, is like shooting at sunset. The Sunny 16 rule completely breaks down.
    6 months from now, and it will be the reverse.
     
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    The problems with my film camera that started this whole investigation turned out to be unrelated. The meter and shutter weren't working properly because the battery is going flat.
     

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