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    Re: Metering for Aero Ektar/Speed Graphic & ND Filter Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    If 2.5 is YOUR ruie, not mine and I have the exact same setup, you could add light

    The Speed was used mostly by Newspaper men and they often shot a powerful flash bulb with any shot, which helped make the exposure constant in any light, day or night

    You have MADE your film exposures tough to do

    Why?
    I am after the VERY shallow DOF and the bokeh that The Aero Ektar produces wide open. It makes for some very cool exotic car detail images.

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    Re: Metering for Aero Ektar/Speed Graphic & ND Filter Help

    The question always is, how fast, how much money?

    I'm out as I am old and slow!
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    Re: Metering for Aero Ektar/Speed Graphic & ND Filter Help

    Just use your normal ND filter with the appropriate filter factor? At full sun at f/2.5 with an ND4 filter on 100-speed film you'll be at roughly 1/1000.

    You may not even need the ND filter. There's some light loss from the staining that afflicts many/most Aero Ektar lenses. I meter assuming it's about f/4 in actual light transmission and it works out. I have just done 1/1000 in sun and it's fine. You can test for this.

    Don't overcomplicate it.
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    Re: Metering for Aero Ektar/Speed Graphic & ND Filter Help

    PS: full sun, on Efke 25, my 6" Aero-Ektar on a Speed Graphic, I think the exposure was 1/60 or 1/125 (I overexposed it and used a pyro developer):

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    Re: Metering for Aero Ektar/Speed Graphic & ND Filter Help

    Great photo! And yes, that is exactly the kind of thing that I am after. Thank you! I have experimented a bit with Rollei RPX 25, as well. It’s such a thin base that it’s on that it’s rather tricky to work with. Here’s the type of thing that I am after:
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    Re: Metering for Aero Ektar/Speed Graphic & ND Filter Help

    Personally would just compensate for a non variable ND filter by changing the ISO on the meter and leave it at that. If you are shooting black and white film you can probably live with over or underexposing by half a stop or so if you need to. Otherwise just set the lens to f2.8, I doubt you could tell the difference in a blind print viewing.

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    Re: Metering for Aero Ektar/Speed Graphic & ND Filter Help

    Lots of great ideas. The members of this board are very helpful. Thanks!

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