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Has anyone read Optics and Focus by Fritz Hershey


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#1 Gunnar Mortensen

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:29 AM

Optics and Focus for Camera Assistants, Art, Science and Zen by Fritz Hershey. This has been out of print for a while, but I am actively looking for it. Has anyone read and recommend me to continue my search? Lets just say I have some unexpected free time that I would at least like to imagine that I am working. Anyone in LA want to go out and guess distances? only fun for AC's and about all I can afford to do for now.
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:06 AM

There was another thread recently about this book. I guess it delves a bit too much into the "zen" aspect of AC'ing. Giving hints on what to eat on set and stuff like that.

The best book is "Camera Assistant's Manual" by David Elkins.
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 04:04 AM

I have and read that==> followed by Doug Harts great book==>then the Panavision book; I am looking to continue my search. I know learn by doing, but call me obsessive with this free time I can cram in some more theory.
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 04:15 AM

There was another thread recently about this book. I guess it delves a bit too much into the "zen" aspect of AC'ing. Giving hints on what to eat on set and stuff like that.

I read the threads a lot and did a search on both the title and author but didn't come up with too much info on the subject. Send me the link if I am beating a horse to death. Also if someone has a copy they can part with I would love to snag one up.
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 05:53 AM

http://www.cinematog...n...st&p=207684
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