is this the same as EV +2? which is two steps from 'normal exposure'.

It was taken from the information on a photo I saw taken with a Nikon


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Normally, yes, 2 EV. In some cases a space is missing, that is it is 1 2/6 EV, or 1 1/3 EV.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Why would it be displayed in these odd fractions? \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 0:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Probably because the cameras that do it this way have exposure bias steps that are set at 1/6 stop. By stating it as 12/6, it is easy to see the photographer moved the EC dial 12 clicks. If the camera displayed it as 6/3, then we would know the user had 1/3 stop steps selected when the photo was taken. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 0:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ @mattdm, Exposure Bias tag 0x9204 in EXIF standard is specified as signed rational, that is represented by 2 numbers forming a fraction. Nikon are using '6' as denominator. 1/12 is internal calibration by the way. \$\endgroup\$
    – Iliah Borg
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 1:44

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