I’ve seen the abbreviation EI a lot lately – it’s properly been around forever, but I just haven’t noticed it, before now – and didn’t know what it meant exactly. I figured it had something to do with Exposure. Well, Google is your friend, when there are things you don’t know.

EI is short for Exposure index, and that is the indication of which ISO you shot your film at. Ex an ISO 400 film shot at ISO 200, will be EI 200.

Normally written like this: Kodak Portra 160 (EI 80)

NB: ISO means the International Organization for Standardization and indicates the light sensitivity your film is rated as.

From this post and forth, I will also use it on my blog 🙂

Here another example.

Camera: Yashica MAT LM – Film: Ilford HP4 (ISO 400, EI 50)

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.