Posted 23 March 2007 - 03:24 PM
I'm shooting two tungsten negative stocks (so I have a good latitude) outdoors with the 85 filter. 7212 100ASA (64 w filter) and 7218 500ASA (320 w filter). Where my problem comes in is with the 500t. Most of my outdoor shots will be with the 7212 stock and I should be fine with getting enough light outdoors at my location.
I'm using the 500t in the hall of a convention center. This center links a boardwalk together so it has a great hall that connects one side to the other. I'm not able to light in here so I got a faster film in order to hopefully get enough light from the windows and doors that are constantly open.
Today I went down to my location and took some meter readings to make sure I would have enough light. To my dismay its raining out and its overcast so there wasn't much light to begin with. I took reading at various spots that are important to the film with the incident and got readings of 2.8 at the entrance and 2.8 minus a third at the exit, which is pretty decent. More towards the center I got a split between a 2.8 and a 2 and at some points a little less then a 2. At dead center I got a reading of a 1. I also took a reflected meter reading of the hall (for a wide shot) and got a 1. The ASA was set to a 320, for the 500t film with the 85 filter.
My question is, if I have a fast lens like a wide and I shoot a scene at a 1.4 or 1 stop will I get enough light to have detail for a wide shot. With a normal 25mm lens and a telephoto if I?m wide open for shots that I need in this area will they be pretty decent.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:53 PM
If you are really in a pinch, exposure-wise, pull the 85 filter and correct the color in post. And if you're really in trouble, push one-stop as well.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:00 PM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:35 PM