Resources for Art Deco Cameras
Sunny 16 Rule and Exposure Calculators
Don't let complex metering issues get in the way of enjoying your vintage cameras. The 'Sunny 16’ rule is a method of estimating correct daylight exposures without a light meter. Simply use the exposure calculators to enjoy your vintage camera without stress.
Sunny 16 Calculators
Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Distance
Depth-of-field is how much of a photograph is in acceptable sharp focus from in front of the focus point to behind it. Hyperfocal distance is the distance at which you should focus to produce the greatest depth of field. Use this calculator to get the best image quality.
Depth of Field Calculator
Finding Focal Length.
Many vintage cameras do not document the focal length. However, the focal length will be needed to:- Calculate the f number of the aperture; Use a depth of field calculator or Calculate angle of view of the camera.
Finding Focal Length of a Vintage Camera
Finding the f-stop of an aperture
Many vintage cameras do not document the aperture sizes. However, if you want to use them successfully with modern film, you will need to know the f-stop.
Finding the f-stop
Shutter Speed measurement
It is sometimes difficult to find the documented shutter speed of a particular vintage camera. The actual shutter speed can be wildly different than a quoted value.
Measurement of Shutter Speed
Angle of View
Angle of view (AOV) describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. The field of view is the width of the field at a particular distance(d).
Angle of View
Convert a camera designed for 116 film to take 120 film
116 Film is no longer available except as expired film. Convert your precious 116 camera to bring it back to life again.
Conversion of 116 film camera to take 120
Convert a camera designed for 616 film to take 120 film
616 Film is no longer available except as expired film. Convert your precious 616 camera to bring it back to life again.
Conversion of 616 film camera to take 120
How to use 35mm film in an 828 camera
828 film is no longer available. If you have some 828 backing paper, it is possible to roll some 35mm film into it. To do this, please refer to:-
Use 35mm film in an 828 camera