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#1 Alexander McCarron

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 12:34 AM

So here's the deal:

I was shooting with a Canon Scoopic, I was using Tri-X, I was stopped down to f/2.8, I was going to have it pushed since it should really be a f/2 but I didn't close the viewfinder cover in a bathroom full of light and when I put my light meter right on top of the viewfinder I was getting a reading of f/1.

So should I just process it normally and hope for the best? Should I pull my footage? Am I completely screwed?

Thanks in advance,
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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 03:06 AM

I'm not absolutely sure on the Scoopic, but on the Arri's it usually doesn't matter. If you had a 10K casting a big camera shadow it might, but under most normal circumstances, it's just an extra precaution. So, develop as planned, and see what you have.




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#3 Alexander McCarron

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:07 AM

Thanks for the response, John.

I don't know if it matters but the Scoopic uses a prism not a mirrored shutter.
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#4 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:49 AM

I'm not absolutely sure on the Scoopic, but on the Arri's it usually doesn't matter. If you had a 10K casting a big camera shadow it might, but under most normal circumstances, it's just an extra precaution. So, develop as planned, and see what you have.




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Yup. I accdentally had a 1K beaming into the viewfinder once and realized I'd left it open. But it did not affect the film at all. Get it developed the way you origignally planned before this happened. I have a feeling it'll come out okay.
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#5 Alexander McCarron

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:53 AM

Yup. I accdentally had a 1K beaming into the viewfinder once and realized I'd left it open. But it did not affect the film at all. Get it developed the way you origignally planned before this happened. I have a feeling it'll come out okay.


Awesome! Thanks a lot, guys.
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