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#1 Vincent De Paula

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:16 AM

Hey guys,
What you guys ussually prefer to do when mounting nets behind the lens on film cameras. I am actually using rubber bands and snoot tape, just wondering what others do. ALso, what are your views when comparing nets in front or behind the lens?

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#2 Serge Teulon

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:05 AM

Hey guys,
What you guys ussually prefer to do when mounting nets behind the lens on film cameras. I am actually using rubber bands and snoot tape, just wondering what others do. ALso, what are your views when comparing nets in front or behind the lens?

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Hey Vincent,

There are some net holders which screw into the back of primos. It works in the same principle as a painter's canvas.

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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 02:59 PM

This is another one that's been discussed many times, so keep digging and you should find lots of good responses.

http://www.cinematog...e=mounting nets
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#4 Vincent De Paula

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:32 PM

Hey Vincent,

There are some net holders which screw into the back of primos. It works in the same principle as a painter's canvas.

Cheers
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Hey Serge,
Do you know where I could find those in london?
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#5 Michael Nash

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:22 PM

ALso, what are your views when comparing nets in front or behind the lens?


It depends on the lens. Generally, rear-mounted nets give a much more subtle look with less danger of the net pattern coming into focus. There are fewer "threads" in the light path coming across the smaller rear element. In front of the lens you tend to get a heavier diffusion effect because there's more fabric in the light path, and the larger the front element the the heavier the effect. There's a higher risk of the net pattern becoming visible when the depth of field is high, and you have to be more careful about flagging stray light off the front of the lens (as with any front-mounted diffusion).
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#6 Vincent De Paula

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:46 PM

It depends on the lens. Generally, rear-mounted nets give a much more subtle look with less danger of the net pattern coming into focus. There are fewer "threads" in the light path coming across the smaller rear element. In front of the lens you tend to get a heavier diffusion effect because there's more fabric in the light path, and the larger the front element the the heavier the effect. There's a higher risk of the net pattern becoming visible when the depth of field is high, and you have to be more careful about flagging stray light off the front of the lens (as with any front-mounted diffusion).


Thanks Michael.
I'm considering using the nets on a music clip I'm shooting on S16mm trying to recreate a look from an old music clip from "The Jam". Otherwise I might rely of diffussion filters.
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#7 Vincent De Paula

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:48 PM

It depends on the lens. Generally, rear-mounted nets give a much more subtle look with less danger of the net pattern coming into focus. There are fewer "threads" in the light path coming across the smaller rear element. In front of the lens you tend to get a heavier diffusion effect because there's more fabric in the light path, and the larger the front element the the heavier the effect. There's a higher risk of the net pattern becoming visible when the depth of field is high, and you have to be more careful about flagging stray light off the front of the lens (as with any front-mounted diffusion).


Thanks Michael.
I'm considering using the nets on a music clip I'm shooting on S16mm trying to recreate a look from an old music clip from "The Jam". Otherwise I might rely of diffussion filters.
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#8 Chris Keth

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:45 PM

Hey Serge,
Do you know where I could find those in london?
Thanks


Panavision.
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#9 Serge Teulon

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 05:50 AM

Hey Serge,
Do you know where I could find those in london?
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Hey,

you can get them at panavision.

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#10 Serge Teulon

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 05:55 AM

Chris,

Everytime I see your picture you remind me of Sergeant Herc in "The Wire".
You probably don't look anything like him but in your avatar you do.....just had a compulsion to mention. ;)

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#11 Chris Keth

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:51 PM

Lol, Serge. I don't watch the show but I googled it and you're not too far off. You should see me with a shaven head. :lol:

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