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#1 Tanner Almon

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 04:31 PM

Hello,

So I'm going to be shooting a project in a few weeks in a Motel Room with the Nikon R-10. The film stock I will be using is Extachrome 100D from Spectra Film and Video. I have a few questions...

1. Can the R-10 read that film properly so that the camera will correctly expose the film?

2. Should I insert the filter key into the slot that is on top of the camera?

3. Has anyone used the lens in Macro Mode? If so I'm just curious as to how clear images are in this mode.

4. Also wondering if anyone has any tips for shooting in single frame mode. Will the camera still auto expose?

Thanks so much. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Tanner Almon

Edited by Tanner Almon, 21 June 2009 - 04:32 PM.

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#2 Andries Molenaar

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:03 PM

R10 use the auto exposure on single frame too. It it is switched on :)

It reads all correctly coded cartridges.

The lens is as good as in any other focal position.

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Daylight film goes without filters when shooting in daylight... Thus put a filter key in if the cartridge is not coded correctly. Or anyhow :)
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#3 Mark Goldberg

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:28 PM

1. Can the R-10 read that film (100D) properly so that the camera will correctly expose the film?

I haven't tried that one so I am not sure. Consider taking a light reading to check it out. Maybe someone else knows.

2. Should I insert the filter key into the slot that is on top of the camera?

If this is a daylight balanced film, you should definitely insert the filter key to push the No. 85 (orange) filter out of the way. However, if you shoot any interior scenes with 3200k tungsten lights, you will need to mount a No. 80B (blue) filter.

3. Has anyone used the lens in Macro Mode? If so I'm just curious as to how clear images are in this mode.

Not recently, but I have in years past. It is excellent, but you must focus very carefully. What is nice about the R10 is that you can play around with the macro shifting sleeve to customize the setting.

If you want to zoom with macro, you will need to use a diopter lens attachment instead of shifting to macro mode, but these degrade image somewhat and if you don't need to zoom, stick with the built-in mode.

4. Also wondering if anyone has any tips for shooting in single frame mode. Will the camera still auto expose?

The camera will still auto expose, but there is a danger of slight exposure shifts between frames. Even a slight shift will show as flickering in the final product. You are much better off taking an initial light reading through the lens, and shifting to manual. Consider gaffer taping the exposure control to prevent shifts.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:04 PM

1. Can the R-10 read that film (100D) properly so that the camera will correctly expose the film?

I haven't tried that one so I am not sure. Consider taking a light reading to check it out. Maybe someone else knows.





It reads all correctly coded cartridges.


Means that "It reads all correctly coded cartridges."
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