yeah I'm still experimenting, only my 4th roll of true black and white. What would you suggest as far as shutter speed and aperture goes on a picture like that? I usually keep shutter speed on auto and set aperture around 5 f stop or so. Or is it me? Teach me, I must learn from the biking/developing masters hahaha. and it's not quite what the picture looks like either, I took a photo of the negative on the enlarger with a digital camera, put it on the computer and inverted it. There's quite a number of variables. But anyway, I opened the coaster hub yesterday and found the most worn out, tacky grease you'd ever seen. It was bad. Now it runs real smooth though. My plans were to make it into a tricked out Klunker bike. Are you guys into that style? I wouldn't want to change it too much though, I'd like to change the handle bars, put on a front drum, and if I could, change out the rear sprocket for something in the 20-24 range. Not sure if that last part is possible though, can I change the sprocket on a coaster hub? it didn't look like it last night.
In the film box, there is an exposure guide. It's basically the sunny 16 rule, which is the film speed (ISO) at f16. So 100 speed film would be exposed 1/125 @ f16 in bright daylight. From that, you can change the shutter speed in either direction, and the aperture a stop in the corresponding opposite direction.
If you learn to shoot film, digital will come easy. The reason so many people shooting digital have such a crappy sense of composition is because they've never printed their own negs.
Nope. It's your film speed at f16 to start. So you would shoot 1/500 @ f16. You're way overexposed. I liked fine grain, big apertures, and shallow depth of field. Agfa Pan 25 rated at 12 was my weapon of choice. That gave me somewhere around 1/250-1/500 at f4 in sunlight, from what I recall.
If you're shooting action, wildlife, or people, that higher speed might be ok, since you get a smaller aperture. But if you have a decently fast lens, you may find that some subjects stand out much better when shot at a larger aperture so the background goes out of focus.
For every F stop you change, you either double the amount of light in the camera or cut it in half. F 11 lets in twice as much light as F16. F22 lets in half as much light as F16. Ever notice the shutter speeds 1/30th of a sec 1/60th of a sec 1/125th of a sec 1/250th of a sec, 1/500th of sec. See the pattern. They are doubling the time and letting the film get exposed to twice as much light or half as much light. Same with film speeds 100 200 400 800. It takes half as much light to expose 200 speed film than it does 100 speed. Catch the pattern?? There are always trade offs though
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