Incoming Novice Question--What's That Thing Called?
Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:27 AM
Let's say I'm driving by a strip club with an open window that gives you a great view of the stage. I park the car, walk around, and find the best place to set up the K-3 so no one will catch me when I start shooting the next day.
Is there a device or technique that I can use/utilize that will help me determine the focal length I'm going to want to use from that camera position, so I don't have to shlep the entire lens arsenal, and also give me a better idea on which stock I should be thinking about using?
As an amateur, I'm of course aware of the framing-a-scene-with-your-fingers gag, but is there a scope that actually does this? If so, my guess is that it would be a simple spotting scope, with different field of views just etched into the finder.
And as mentioned, I need it for 16mm.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:24 PM
Posting here is so much easier than having to read books.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:12 PM
Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:21 PM
I usually err towards the Mark VB I believe is the name of it. I don't use it always, but it has come out with me from time to time. I find a DSLR much more useful these days and I approximate.
Posted 07 September 2008 - 06:07 PM
I basically just want something with me/in the car at all times to use when the urge strikes--or to possess the knowledge to figure it out without any specific tool.
But since I'm both poor and stupid, I'm out of luck.
Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:49 PM
generalize your filmstock down too. what sort of weather will you have? use 250D, that is very versitile stuff. so is the 200t or 100t, or if you are going fuji try the 160t, or 250t. basically, this all comes with experience. just spend more time with your gear and your light meter. learn to tune yourself in with both.
Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:55 PM