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#1 shameline

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:33 AM

I have a sekonic 758cine, and when I take mesure in daylight of a bright sunny day, it gives me an f-stop as high numbers like 64 for example (at24fps / 180 degree shutter angle)

But lenses go usually to 22, 32 maybe, but that's it. So I am not sure how to translate those numbers... Should I just compensate with a ND to get back in the range of the lens stops? :blink:


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#2 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 11:04 AM

Or use a lower ASA film.
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#3 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:28 PM

Shameline,
Please use your real first and last name here, it's a rule.
Thanks.
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#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:53 PM

...it gives me an f-stop as high numbers like 64 for example (at24fps / 180 degree shutter angle)


Sounds like you're shooting 500 ASA outdoors. You can either use ND's and perhaps a polarizer, but you should definitely shoot a slower speed film in the future.
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#5 timHealy

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:57 PM

definately use use slower ASA film first then ND's second. I have seen F11 shooting 50ASA film 24 fps using a 45 degree shutter in the winter on mountains in Colorado where the sun and bounce back from the sun keeps levels very high.

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