Basic Photography/Exposure tables

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Film speed, aperture, shutter speed, and exposure value[edit]

Film speed vs f-stop Shutter speed vs Exposure value (EV)
50 100 200 400 800 1600 3200 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/15 1/30 1/60 1/125 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000 1/4000
  1.4 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  1.4 2.0 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  1.4 2.0 2.8 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  1.4 2.0 2.8 4.0 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  1.4 2.0 2.8 4.0 5.6 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  1.4 2.0 2.8 4.0 5.6 8.0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1.4 2.0 2.8 4.0 5.6 8.0 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2.0 2.8 4.0 5.6 8.0 11 16 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
2.8 4.0 5.6 8.0 11 16 22 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
4.0 5.6 8.0 11 16 22 32 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
5.6 8.0 11 16 22 32   6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
8.0 11 16 22 32   7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
11 16 22 32   8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
16 22 32   9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 32   10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
32   11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Exposure value equivalences[edit]

EV Description LUX
16 Direct sunlight on snow or sand 128k
15 Bright or hazy sunlight (with shadow) 64k
14 Weak, hazy sun (with shadow) 32k
13 Diffuse light, thin clouds (no shadow) 16k
12 Heavy overcast (no shadow) 8k
11 Open shade or sunrise/sunset 4k
10 Landscapes immediately before sunrise or after sunset 2k
9 Landscapes 10 minues before sunrise or after sunset 1k
8 Night: sports stadium, brightly lit cityscape 500
7 Night: brightly lit street (close)
Under dense rainforest canopy
250
6 Night: fairs, amusement parks 125
5 Night: home interiors
Night: subjects lit by campfires
60
4 Night: under street lamps, floodlit buildings, monuments, etc. 30
3 Night: fireworks 15
2 Night: candle at 20 cm (8 inches) 8
1 Night: lighted skyline in distance 4