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Sunny 16 Rule for Celtic Lands

 I've been away trying out exotic film stocks for a while and I decided it was time to post something photographic. One of the things I have been thinking a lot about is taking film shots with old cameras that lack built in light meters. These cameras were designed to be used without such a thing and, if you get hold of a Kodak camera manual from the 50s or 60s you'll see how folk took good pictures with them. The basic Sunny 16 rule that was used to judge exposures, worked pretty well for most situations that relied on natural light. If you found yourself indoors or taking pictures at night, the recommendation was to use a flash. So the Sunny 16 rule as set by Kodak, based in Rochester, NY, at latitude 43°N, goes like this. Set the shutter speed of the camera to match the ISO rating of the film. For example, if you are using Fomapan's 200 ISO Creative film, set the shutter to 1/200s.  Look at the sky. If the sun is shining brightly in a clear blue sky, set the lens apertur