500T and the 514XL-S
Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:28 AM
I have a 514 XL-S camera, and want to start shooting neg. stock, particularly the 500T as my project is in a low-light setting.
However, I'm not sure how to use the stock correctly with my camera. I do know that the 500 rating is beyond what the camera is set to read but does this really matter if I control the exposure settings?
Also, the filter switch on the camera appears to be stuck on the daylight setting, and won't switch over. This will be detrimental to indoor shooting i suppose?
Hope somebody can clear up this issue for me. I know its probably been talked about to death.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:06 AM
The other problem is that with the filter stuck "on," everything will render much warmer (oranger) than "normal." this is fins if you're doing a color correction as it can be timed out later on in post.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:54 PM
I haven't used the cam yet, but the switch on the side of the body for the 85 filter is set in position for daylight (with sun symbol showing) however, i am unable to switch it over fully to the tungsten setting, it moves halfway before sticking with no obvious shift in terms of filtering that i can see.
Do i need to have a certain cartridge loaded in order to be able to do this. The only cartridges i have loaded have been unable to help me switch it, even though they were Tungsten balanced.
Any ideas/suggestions would be great.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:55 PM
Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:10 PM
Solution? Cut a filter notch in the cartridge. Then the meter will read the film as ASA 250T straight-- which is one-stop overexposed-- and you can use the internal 85 filter if you want to. A one-stop overexposure is the way Kodak recommends this film, BTW, so it's no problem.