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#1 Matt Kemp

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:12 AM

Can anyone tell me the default shutter angle for a Nizo 561?
Every info page I've found simply states the shutter angle as 'variable'. Not that useful.

This page is the closest I've found: http://www.film.proj...aun_-_nizo.html which states the range at between 150° and 75°, but I just wanted to see if anyone out there could confirm that to be true.

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#2 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:54 PM

Matt, I hope that helps:


Short answer: Yes, it 150° / 75° / 0°

Long answer:
The variable shutter for all Nizo big-bodied cameras such as Nizo professional, S800, S480, S560, 801, 481, 561, 801 macro, 481 macro or 561 macro - i.e. except those with the added XL moniker - have an opening angle of 150° when the red leftside lever operating the variable shutter is at the forward position. Moving it rearwards closes it, thus enabling fade-outs or shortened exposure times. It can be locked in halfway position at 75° for halved exposure times or stroboscopic effects with automatic exposure compensation or reduced depth of field for focus shifting exercises. At the most rearwards position, you can film beautiful blackness at a fully closed 0° - this special effect works particularly well if you make a video clip for the Stones, like for "Paint it, Black".

(i know, i know, a lame joke... :rolleyes: )


P.S.:
In accordance to above shutter opening angle of 150°, the exposure times at certain filming speeds are hence:
18 fps at 1/43 sec
25 fps at 1/57 sec
54 fps at 1/129 sec
6 fps (at 1/sec) to 1 fpm through intervalometer switch
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#3 Matt Kemp

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:59 AM

That definitely helps!
Thanks very much
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