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#1 Christopher Wedding

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 06:11 PM

I got caught in a funny debate about how much light (or rather how much of an f-stop) a single net and a double take away. Can you guys end this?

I would have bet my eyes that a single takes a half stop and a double a full stop in correct use. But I really trust and respect the guy I was talking to as knowing a great deal more than myself...but like I said, I would have sworn otherwise.

Edited by Christopher Wedding, 16 February 2006 - 06:12 PM.

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#2 Barry Cheong

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 10:44 PM

I think the common understanding is that it's a half stop for singles and a full stop for doubles. Out of curiousity i checked my Matthew's 18x24 set and I found singles were more like 0.7 of a stop and doubles were 1.2 stops if I remember correctly..
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#3 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 01:17 AM

The convention is a single is .5 stop double 1 stop.
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#4 Christopher Wedding

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 02:34 AM

Glad I bet my boss on that one.

Thanks guys.
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#5 Mario C. Jackson

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 11:46 AM

Wow I have always been taught that a single is one stop and a double is 2 stops.
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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 11:53 AM

Wow I have always been taught that a single is one stop and a double is 2 stops.
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You'd think that from the nomenclature, but no, a single is a half-stop and a double is a stop.
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