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Can U tell shutter speed & f-stop used from a pic?


Are there photographers who could tell what shutter speed and f-stop was used by looking at a B/W photo(s)?

...and how to re-create that "look"?


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11/24/2005 10:18:28 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  they can guess. slow speed, wide aperture.


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11/25/2005 12:47:15 AM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  If he or she knows what lens was used, a photographer with a trained eye can get pretty close to determining the camera/lens settings.
As Greg mentioned, this is only a guess...(albeit an educated one.)


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11/25/2005 4:46:38 AM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  Cali,
To follow up,...Are you referring to an image in particular? Can you upload it here?

(It might be a fun exercise for some to try to figure it out.) :)


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11/25/2005 4:50:37 AM

 
John P. Sandstedt
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  A lens's EV allows one to take the same exposure at a variety of aperture/shutter speed settings since these are "proportional."

You can tell a larger aperture because the background may be significantly less sharp. Conversely, smaller openings will produce images with greater depth of field.


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11/28/2005 8:29:17 AM

 
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