Krasnogorsk-3 and 500T film question.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:55 AM
I want to shoot night city footage with Krasnogorsk-3 camera and with Kodak Vision3 500T film.
But Krosnogorsk has setting of max film speed 250. So my assumptions will be to use setting of 250 on the camera
and to use Neutral Density 2 filter. Am I correct?
i understand this is noobie questions, but i cant find answer anywhere, so maybe someone will help me.
thanks a lot.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:42 AM
If you don't use the internal light meter, then totally ignore the speed dial on the camera, set your external light meter to EI500 / 500asa and just transfer the reading from that to the lens.
If you are using the internal light meter, then set it at EI250 / 250asa. The reading this gives will be one stop over-exposed - so if the meter indicates the exposure is correct with the lens at f5.6, then adjust the aperture to read f8 instead.
If you put any neutral density filter in front of the lens it will affect both the light meter and the film by the same amount. Putting a 2 stop neutral density filter on the camera would "reduce the sensitivity" to the same as a film stock of 125asa without any filters, but you'd still need to set the light meter on the camera to 500asa to match the filmstock actually loaded.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:22 AM
Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:29 AM
thanks for the answer. as i know external light meters are quite expensive so ill try second option. thanks again.
Depends on the type, some external light meters are expensive, but basic models can be picked up for more reasonable amounts.
A possible alternative would be to use a normal 'still' SLR camera as a light meter. You'd need to set the film speed to 500asa (probably one dot after the 400asa marking) and you'd want to set the camera's shutter speed to 1/60th second (which is the closest you'd get to the K3's shutter speed).
Assuming the light meter on your K3 works, sticking with that and just opening the lens up 1 stop from the indicated setting is probably your quickest/easiest option. If nothing else it saves carrying around another camera.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:41 AM
Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:30 AM
A new Sekonic L308 is about £125 ($191), so you might find a second hand one on ebay that's just inside your budget.
Personally I'd stay away from the analogue moving needle meters. Although I have got a Western Master which was very good, isn't really any competition to my digital meter.
A reliable light meter is a useful tool which will last for years, and the cost of a basic one isn't much different from getting 400ft of film processed and telecined.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:41 AM
Posted 07 September 2010 - 11:55 AM