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Imperial Exposure Table

c. 1900

Imperial Dry Plate Co. Ltd

Cricklewood

England

Image of Imperial Exposure Table

Meter Type:
Table.

Calibration:
Plate speed: 100 H&D. Shutter speed: 1/200 - 8h 32m. Aperture: f5.6 - f64.

Attributes:
Single page. Main table shows the subject and the shutter speed and aperture pairs for bright light in June/July. Second table gives multiplication factor for other times of day and months.

Ilford

1920s

Ilford Ltd

Ilford

England

Meter Type:
Table.

Calibration:
Shutter speed: 1/3200 - 6m 40s. Aperture: f5.6 - f64.

Attributes:
Two pages for 52° North. Based on: time of day and year. Weather. Subject. Type of plate.

Notes:
From the list of plates in the table this dates to c. 1923 - 1929.

Ilford Exposure Tables

For UK and 53° latitude.

Ilford Ltd

Ilford

England

Meter Type:
Table.

Attributes:
Different table for different types of plate. Table combines: month, subject, aperture. Result is the shutter speed. Multiplication factors for light condition and time of day.

Notes:
Mid 1920s.

Exposure Guide For Dufaycolor

c. 1938

Dufay-Chromex Ltd

Elstree

England

Meter Type:
Table.

Calibration:
Shutter speed: 1/200 - 1s. Aperture: f4 - f16.

Attributes:
Eight page fold-out. Includes guide for flash and artificial light.

Notes:
Address: 14 - 16 Cockspur St. London. S.W.1.

This can't have been very helpful. The title is not listed in Dufay's list of publications but a 'Dufaycolor Exposure Chart' was listed.

Kodak Exposure Guide

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Meter Type:
Table.

  • Class I - For Autographic Kodaks and Kodak Special fitted with f6.3 and f6.5 lenses.
  • Class II - For Kodaks fitted with f7.7 and f7.9 lenses.

Attributes:
3 tables for different times of the year. Combines: subject, light conditions. Result is the shutter speed and aperture.

Notes:
Address: Kodak Ltd. Kingsway. London. WC2.

A very rough guide to the required exposure. Produced before films of different speed were produced. These are a reprint from the Kodak magazine.

Kodak Exposure Guide

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Meter Type:
Table.

Attributes:
Tables for Verichrome Pan & Plus-X, Verichrome ortho, Tri-X, and Panatomic-X film. For daylight or flash. Small, folding cardboard sheets. Two copies.

Panatomic-X Daylight Kodaguide

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Meter Type:
Table.

Calibration:
Shutter speed: 1/100 - 1/25. Aperture: f4.5 - f16.

Attributes:
Combines: subject and weather. Result shows one or two shutter speed and aperture combinations.

Also produced for Super-XX film, they probably date to around 1950.

Verichrome Daylight Kodaguide

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Meter Type:
Table.

Calibration:
Shutter speed: 1/100 - 1/25. Aperture: f4.5 - f22.

Attributes:
Combines: subject and weather. Result shows one or two shutter speed and aperture combinations.

Verichrome Daylight Kodaguide

Meter Type:
Table.

Ten guides in sealed packet.

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