Film speed in digital format?

Question by jhvnmt: Film speed in digital format?
I’ve been studying several tutorials on photography and I keep getting information that pertains to film speeds. See site :
my question is, how do you relate film speed information when you are learning on a digital?

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Answer by Mere Mortal
It’s an exact crossover. ISO 200 in film means ISO 200 in digital, etc.

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12 thoughts on “Film speed in digital format?”

  1. “Film speed” and ISO are the same thing. It’s a measurement of light sensitivity. (By the way, ISO was used with film LONG before digital cameras were around). So for example, 400 ISO would be more light sensitive than 200 ISO. Like Mere Mortal said, it’s exactly the same with digital cameras. It’s a standardized measurement of light sensitivity, so the same rules apply whether you use film or a digital camera.

    If you were using film, then the ISO would be determined by what kind of film you’re using. But with a digital camera, you can change the ISO setting of the sensor.

  2. Merely Mortal is correct.
    All that digitalizing did to photography was take away that slender slice of cellulose with different chemical compounds adhered to it for reaction to the exposure of the light available and replaced it with a sensor.
    Camera makers knew they would be slitting their own throats if they made the technology too far out there for us old dinosaurs to adjust to so they just made digital work at the same work station.

  3. You are an amazing and creative image artist Evan. Love your work. The
    photos on your website are spectacular. I would love to learn how to do
    just a portion of what you know how to do.

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