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.
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.
- 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.
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