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#1 Hugo Perez

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:25 PM

I was reading a book a while ago and it talked about depth of field charts, or tables. I don't have the book on me now, but as I remember these tables were different for 35mm and 16mm film. I was wondering if there is a table for super 8, since determining correct focus is sometimes difficult using the small viewfinders in cameras.

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#2 Paul James Savarese

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 12:00 AM

I think a safe bet is to use a chart for that of 16mm. I believe the circles of confusion are pretty close. But don't take my word for it. Hopefully somone else can enlighten us both on this matter. I shot a film using the 16mm chart and all was well.
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#3 Mike Lary

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 02:39 AM

If you have Pcam, you can plug in the circle of confusion for super8 and the software will calculate DOF for whatever focal length you select.
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#4 Jason Maeda

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 11:36 AM

i have a super 8 dof chart. every page you open just says "yes". ha ha

actually, i think the american cinematographer's handbook has super 8 charts.

http://www.amazon.co...a...3354&sr=8-1

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#5 Douglas Hunter

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 12:26 PM

Lenny Lipton's wonderful old book on independent film making had depth of field charts for super 8. If you are on a Mac there is a depth of field calculator widget from Fuerstentum.net that covers super 8. I would think a little googling would result in a number of options. Is there something on the kodak website?

Edited by Douglas Hunter, 27 December 2007 - 12:29 PM.

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#6 jacob thomas

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 04:26 PM

Lenny Lipton's wonderful old book on independent film making had depth of field charts for super 8. If you are on a Mac there is a depth of field calculator widget from Fuerstentum.net that covers super 8. I would think a little googling would result in a number of options. Is there something on the kodak website?


Here's the DoF tables from Lenny Lipton's Independent Filmmaking:

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And from The Super 8 Book also by Lenny Lipton:

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#7 Giles Perkins

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:00 AM

If you have a Mac there's a handy widget that includes specific Super 8 settings;

http://onsuper8.blog...d-revisted.html
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#8 Hugo Perez

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:32 PM

Thanks very much.
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