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166+ Series #18: Tipster 166+ - Flash Chart

Let’s see the chart I spoke you about in the previous episode. This chart is not a fixed rule, because not all the parameters are considered; the important thing is that it considers the most important ones: power of flash, shutter speed, aperture, distance of the subject from the camera and ISO of film.

Photo by dogma

Tipsteroids were “Tips and Tricks” about composition of the image, with the Lubitel 166+. Now we can skip to an other kind of stuff: real tipsters, or better “technical tipsters”.

In the previous article of the series we spoke about how If you don’t want to make a complex (and expensive) study of your camera/flash properties, I can offer you a brand new solution.
The parameters that we saw in the previous episode are NOT all equally important. Some of them are really important and the others can influence a little on other things, like changing the exposure of the background /just to make an example).

I have a chart developed for the combination Lubitel 166+ used with the Diana F+ Flash. Why is it so important? Well the Diana F+ Flash has a standard power of light, and it’s designed for a 1/60 shutter speed, medium format camera. With some little variations, this chart could be valid for all the other Lomography flashes, because they should be more or less equally powerful…

Here it is the chart:

As you can see, only few of the parameters are analyzed (only the most relevant ones):

  • Power of flash (is always the same, since it’s based on Diana F+ Flash power): standard.
  • Shutter speed: standard 1/60.
  • Aperture.
  • Distance of the subject from the camera.
  • ISO of film.

Disclaimer: We spoke about philosophy, history (ancestors and birth of the project of the Lubitel 166+), tech specs. Inside all the previous article I left some little, but very important, details that will let you easily interpretate the next ones. These articles are meant to be read in series, so don’t lose the opportunity to go and check the previous episodes.

Alessandro Panelli (aka yo.panic or .panic) is a Medicine and Surgery student, a photographer and a writer from Padova (Italy, near Venice).
Read more about Alessandro’s work and life in his tumblr or add him on Facebook or Google+.

written by yopanic

21 comments

  1. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    I was trying to find this information last weekend. Thanks for posting it.

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  2. yopanic

    yopanic

    @neanderthalis you're welcome, man

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  3. yopanic

    yopanic

    @tall_bastard

    This time I cheated on you... :p

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  4. tall_bastard

    tall_bastard

    I forgive you magnanimously...

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  5. yopanic

    yopanic

    <3

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  6. dieresis

    dieresis

    Hi, one question....wich aperture may i use with an is5 50? the speed is 1/60? the distance is 0,8-3m.

    Thanks a lot!

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  7. yopanic

    yopanic

    @dieresis Theorically 4.5, because is one stop bigger than 100 ISO with the same other variables... 1/60 remains constant...

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  8. yopanic

    yopanic

    @dieresis However is not guaranteed, just try!

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  9. yopanic

    yopanic

    @adi_totp New things for you... :p

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  10. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    oh thank you my friend! and yes! I agree with you! I always use Diana Flash every time I shoot with Lubitel+.. thanks again for sharing! :D

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  11. yopanic

    yopanic

    @adi_totp Or the Fritz the Blitz, it's ok if you set the standard power flash (one person icon). It's more or less the same...

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  12. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @yopanic I have no fritz the blitz but planning to get one.. thanks for the advice :D

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  13. violetz

    violetz

    Finally someone wrote this tipster! I was searching for it :D

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  14. yopanic

    yopanic

    @violetz, @adi_totp, @dieresis, @neanderthalis, @tall_bastard

    We have to extend the chart together and experiment, in order to have a perfect rule to work with flash and the Lubitel 166+...
    Do you want to create a workgroup on that??

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  15. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @yopanic yeaah I'm in! :D Will tell you if I have the result.. I haven't put a roll in my Lubitel+ yet.

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  16. tall_bastard

    tall_bastard

    I'm in

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  17. violetz

    violetz

    :)

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  18. yopanic

    yopanic

    Facebook group??

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  19. tall_bastard

    tall_bastard

    agree

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  20. yopanic

    yopanic

    @violetz, @adi_totp, @dieresis, @neanderthalis, @tall_bastard

    Ok, add me on Facebook (the link is in the article) and I will create the group...

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  21. yopanic

    yopanic

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