13 Fun Questions to Test Your Overall Photo Savvy

We haven’t had a photography quiz since July, so everyone’s brain should be rested and fresh. Here are 13 fun photo questions to probe the depth of your capacity for frivolous information about our favorite pastime. Let us know how you score!

1. A blatant Russian rip-off of a classic screw-mount Leica camera is the:
A. Korki
B. Putinski II
C. Summitar
D. Zorki

2. An f/stop (read “Eff Stop”) is:
A. The diameter of a lens divided by the focal length.
B. An expletive uttered by photographers after a bad exposure.
C. The focal length of a lens divided by the diameter.
D. An absolute measurement of the amount of light that passes through an optic.

3. Rokkor lenses were manufactured by:
A. Rokkinon
B. Minolta
C. Miranda
D. Sakar

4. Batteries with this type of chemistry are generally considered safe for landfills:
A. NiCd
C. Cadmium Sulfide
D. Mercury Oxide

5. The word SOOKY is the name of:
A. A lens formerly sold by Spiratone.
B. A camera lens and accessory manufacturer located in Vietnam.
C. A Leica camera accessory.
D. An Australian camera fanatic (slang term).

6. If you are facing west and want to photograph something behind you, you need:
A. A SOOKY adapter.
B. Any back-focus adapter.
C. A Sigma Mirroflex attachment.
D. To turn around.

7. A 50mm f/1.4 lens adapted to a modern Olympus PEN F mirrorless camera becomes:
A. The equivalent of a 100mm f/2.0.
B. The equivalent of a 100mm f/1.4.
C. The equivalent of a 25mm f/1.4
D. It’s impossible to adapt a 50mm f/1.4 lens to any mirrorless camera.

8. The first name of the individual who invented the 6x6 Hasselblad camera was:
A. Hasselblad
B. Vladimir
C. Victor
D. Frederic

9. The principal ingredient of flash powder was:
A. Lucky Strike
B. Bitumen of Judea
C. Magnesium
D. Limelight

“Runaway Bokeh” captured with a Fujifilm XT-1 and Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 lens wide open at 1/370 sec and ISO 200. © Jon Sienkiewicz

10. The Canon Pellix camera:
A. Contained a stationary semitransparent mirror.
B. Was safe to use underwater to a depth of 10 meters.
C. Was featured in the movie From Here to Eternity.
D. Captured ultra-wideangle image on special pellicle film.

11. A histogram is:
A. A graphical representation of the distribution of data.
B. Used to measure the level of hist in digital image sensors.
C. An obsolete method of calculating exposure that required a handheld light meter.
D. A brief YouTube video that explains the history of any subject, usually scientific.

12. If you are given something labeled “Wollensack” you most likely have:
A. A contagious disease common among male sheep.
B. A postcard from the birthplace of Leica Camera in Germany.
C. A lens of some sort.
D. An early instant print camera.

13. A 2002 movie that starred Robin Williams and featured Connie Nielsen (who also plays Hippolyta in Wonder Woman and Justice League) is titled:
A. Blow Up
B. Rear Window
C. A Kodak Moment
D. One Hour Photo

How did you do? Please post a note that tells us how you did and what you think of this quiz.

The answers are:
1. D, 2. A, 3. B, 4. B, 5. C, 6. D, 7. B, 8. C, 9. C, 10. A, 11. A, 12. C and 13. D.

—Jon Sienkiewicz