How to meter 16mm with a Dslr
Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:42 PM
I am shooting a short film on 16mm B&W KODAK TRI-X Reversal Film 7266, I was curious on how to use my Dslr as a light meter. With the film speed at 200, shooting at 24fps, what would I set my Canon Rebel t1i's shutter speed at to expose correctly?
Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:50 PM
But, of course you should know a DSLR's exposure is in no way a comparison to film, least of all reversal film.... and you would be much better off spending the $200 or so on a real light meter, or finding someone's to borrow.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:56 PM
An entry level light meter is worth it's weight in gold. Seriously. I used a Sekonic L-398 throughout school, and almost a year after I got out. Plus, any camera just gives you reflected readings, to some degree. Separate yourself from the crowded DSLR pack, and get a light meter
Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:57 PM
Edit: Re: the above answer, there are lots of us in the dSLR crowd who use meters, I'd like to think most serious dSLR shooters use meters.
Edited by M Joel Wauhkonen, 23 January 2012 - 04:58 PM.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:05 PM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:15 PM
Got this tip from Roger Deakin's forum.
Great Cine meter..however, it will be used...so check it's accuracy...local cam shop or friend with a Sekonic.
But mine is spot on and is way faster and easier to use than a newer digital model.... you can adjust for filters and quickly calculate over and under for any speed of filming @ 180 shutter.
I tried to use my DSLR for a film light meter...the readings were really off compared to my Gossen and the internal meter in my Aaton.... so I just trusted the meter and the results were and have been perfect.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:29 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:17 PM
Edited by Alex Haspel, 24 January 2012 - 12:18 PM.