# equivalent exposure value chart

Print this out and you may find it useful to help you quickly find all the different ways to achieve the same exposure in terms of different aperture and shutter speed values. This chart uses whole-stop increments. Let's say you have a certain EV (exposure value) made up of the two components of an f/2.8 aperture and a 1/500 second shutter speed. That's an EV of 12 by the way. Just follow the same-colour diagonal on the chart to find equivalent combinations. Eg: f/2.8 and 1/500th second is equivalent to f/22 at 1/8th sec, is equivalent to f/8 at 1/60th sec. And so on. Handy for nerds like me and creatives like Freeman Patterson who want to play around with the possibilities in manual mode

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1. marialeticia, RachaelWD, yroc78, Matt Dobson Photograhy, and 111 other people added this photo to their favorites.

2. Excellent idea! Thanks for posting this.

3. Awesome, thanks for this, very helpful for a newbie!

4. Thanks man! Im in a photography class, and for the final the instrustor says we may have one page on notes, so printed this, AND I HAD NO CLUE THAT 70% OF THE QUESTIONS WERE ABOUT THIS!!! This SAVED my grade! YOU gave me an "A"

5. hey wow I think that deserves a pint if you're anywhere near Toronto's West End :-)

6. that's great! love it. ever think of doing one for sunny 16??

7. nice one, thanks for sharing ;O)

8. Sweet!!!!!!

9. Thank you for sharing!

10. I'm relatively new to photography. I do understand the relationship between iso, shutterspeed and aperture. Forgive me if this is a stupid question but I must ask, what do the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3,4 and so on represent? Thank you.

11. Meaning, what does EV of 12 mean? Thank you.

12. Meerkat

Think you are missing a variable; Shouldn't you specify that the table applies for ISO 100?

:) Jim

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