The Sunny 16 rule

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The Sunny 16 rule is a way to meter for a cor­rect ex­po­sure dur­ing the mid­dle of the day with­out us­ing your Nikon’s light meter. The ba­sic idea is that, in day­light at an aper­ture of f/16, the cor­rect ex­po­sure can be achieved with a re­cip­ro­cal shut­ter speed to the ISO speed you’re us­ing. For ex­am­ple, ISO200 would re­quire 1/200 sec. As the con­di­tions change, you sim­ply al­ter the aper­ture. Use this ta­ble as a guide and try it out on your next shoot. Even the most so­phis­ti­cated cam­era me­ters can be fooled in cer­tain con­di­tions, so this is a handy con­cept to keep at the back of your mind.

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