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ahill876 Feb 24, 2007 7:37 PM

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Sometimes it seems like people are "afraid of the dark" when it comes to night-light exposures. :shock: But just because the sun goes away doesn't mean your camera should!

First published in 1964 by S. P. Martin, the Jiffy Calculator is like a sliding index for determining exposures in different scenes. Fortunantly I happen to own on of the originals. It's made out of a thin plastic and over the years its started to crack and breakdown. So to preserve it I've made a printable copy of it in microsoft word and would like to share it with all of you ;)

It requires some cutting/assembly but is really worth it!
If you have trouble figuring out how to assemble it post me a message on this thread and I'll walk you through it


P.S. I hope it will upload ok as a Zip file

flippedgazelle Feb 24, 2007 10:26 PM

Ahill, that's just dandy, and thank you for sharing this with us.

Some folks here know how much I enjoy my night shots... :|

Caboose Feb 24, 2007 11:17 PM has a very similar slide calculator. Their's is a Day & Night exposure guide. They are made of heavy cardboard covered with clear plastic. Plus they have several other laminated cards for different things like hyperfocal distances, high key, and low key photography, fill flash tips, all kind of different cards. The day & night exposure guide I think is about $20, a little pricy maybe, but well made. the other cards are $5 each.

narc60 Jun 10, 2007 2:13 PM


thanks for sharing the exposure calculator. i managed to assemble it and it is now part of my camera bag

ceecrb1 Jun 11, 2007 1:24 PM

(evil genius style voice)
eeeeeeeeeexcelent!! hehehehheee

Flying Fossil Jun 13, 2007 11:34 AM

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