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    Light value/ luminosity tables for various objects and scenes?

    Could you post some resources to charts outlining luminosity values {EV (100) / LV tables} for various scenes and objects? It would be great to have this as a resource in the bag!

    So far I have found a reference on Wikipedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposure_value. ; table 2).

    Is there a more extensive and better represented chart/s somewhere?


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    Re: Light value/ luminosity tables for various objects and scenes?

    Get one of these spotmeters and make your own table :-)

    PENTAX SPOTMETER V


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    They are on ebay.com all the time.

    The readout (analogue) shows EV in the range 1 to 17. Maybe the best $150 I ever spent on equipment :-)

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    Re: Light value/ luminosity tables for various objects and scenes?

    The Kodak Master Photoguide might do for you if you decide to stop thinking in EVs and start thinking in shutter speed-aperture combinations.

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    Re: Light value/ luminosity tables for various objects and scenes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted R View Post
    Get one of these spotmeters and make your own table :-)

    PENTAX SPOTMETER V


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    They are on ebay.com all the time.

    The readout (analogue) shows EV in the range 1 to 17. Maybe the best $150 I ever spent on equipment :-)

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    Re: Light value/ luminosity tables for various objects and scenes?

    Quote Originally Posted by l2oBiN View Post
    Could you post some resources to charts outlining luminosity values {EV (100) / LV tables} for various scenes and objects?
    Not sure what you seek.

    Objects do not have luminosity values.

    The required exposure for a scene depends entirely on the incident light level.
    Think of the exposure for a scene at noon on a bright summer day, then of the same scene at midnight at new moon.

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    Re: Light value/ luminosity tables for various objects and scenes?

    I am just looking for an extensive reference chart of EV values for various situations.


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    Re: Light value/ luminosity tables for various objects and scenes?

    EVS was a 50's mistake.

    Obsfucation at least.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposure_value

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    Re: Light value/ luminosity tables for various objects and scenes?

    Thanks Randy. Already saw the Wiki site. Are there any others?


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    Re: Light value/ luminosity tables for various objects and scenes?

    Kodak Master Photoguide?

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    Re: Light value/ luminosity tables for various objects and scenes?

    what about a table of LUX values? The moon has a standard luminosity and Ansel used it to decide the exposure he wanted of a certain scene ^.^

    I image there are other examples, such as snow at noon and asphalt in mid aftenoon shade...

    I agree most situations are too variable but it is a good question and one I would have thought someone would have compiled something for, perhaps a good question for a cinematography forum. Also perhaps a good question for the poeple who design screens (for cell phones etc) that need to be bright enough to see in various lighting conditions.
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