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#1 Marc Laurier

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 04:48 PM

Hi all,

I ordered some Vision 3 500T stock from Kodak for an upcoming indoor shoot.

People on this board kindly informed me that the "old" Vision 2 cartridges have no filter notch and therefore disable the 85 filter in my Nikon R10. This is presumably what I want to happen under artificial light.

But since I am getting the Vision 3, I am wondering if it also lacks notches.

I am having nightmares entirely in orange.

Many thanks for your help.
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#2 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:41 AM

I would presume it is similarly notched and the filter will be disabled. But you don't need it anyway. And when you do use an external 85B.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:08 AM

I would presume it is similarly notched and the filter will be disabled. But you don't need it anyway. And when you do use an external 85B.

Rick




and to piggy back Rick, use an external meter as well.
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#4 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:34 PM

and to piggy back Rick, use an external meter as well.


I never recommend an external meter unless there is serious evidence the internal meter is wacked, and some tests are required with the external meter before any serious shooting.

I have shot hundreds and hundreds of rolls on dozens of different cameras and have never used an external meter. Why? The internal meter knows the shutter angle (this info is often not in the manual) how much light is lost through the lens and viewfinder and it automatically calculates new values when you change variables, such as fps. Having said all that I should clarify that I don't shoot in auto exposure mode (or rarely) but it's a reliable way to take a light reading.

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