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Sunny f/16 rule

In photography, the sunny f/16 rule is a method to obtain correct exposure without using a light meter.

The basis of the sunny f/16 rule are

1. Set your shutter speed equal to your film speed.

2. Set f stop according to the following table :

Aperture

Lighting Conditions

Shadow Detail

f/16

Sunny

Distinct

f/11

Slight Overcast

Soft around edges

f/8

Overcast

Barely visible

f/5.6

Heavy Overcast

No shadows



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