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f8 limit on a digital camera

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by acucobol, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. acucobol

    acucobol
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    I have a minolta 7hi and am very pleased with it.
    I am doing a photography course at the moment, and part of it is getting to use a proper studio lighting setup. My camera is ideal as it has a flash sync socket so I can plug my camera directly into the setup.

    Unfortunately the majority of people on the course are using normal SLRs. Which means the lighting is setup for their needs. The light meter is giving a ready of f11 using ISO 100 film at 1/60 of a second.

    The maximum my digital camera will do, in fact any digital camera I know about is f8. I seem to be getting reasonable results but I feel my pictures are a little over exposed because of this limitation.

    Any ideas on a workaround?
     
  2. captain chunk

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    look into neutral density filters they can give you an extra couple of stops i think a ND4 will give you 2 f stops although im not sure if they can be stacked


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  3. nunew33

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    I believe tha canon A40 does f16 much to my annoyance as it was half the price of my canon which only does f8
     

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