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#1 Dylan Moss

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:52 PM

If I'm using Kodak Vision 3 in a camera with an 85a filter indoors, during the daytime with no lights on, should the filter be on or off?

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#2 Giorgio Taricco

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

Vision 3 is a Tungsten balanced film so if you are shooting with natural lights, indoor or outdoor makes no difference, the filter must be on and the film speed changed to 320 ASA.
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Edited by Giorgio Taricco, 16 June 2012 - 08:15 PM.

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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:41 AM

There are Kodak Vision 3 stocks in both daylight and tungsten balance: 50D (5203), 200T (5213), 250D (5207), and 500T (5219). You'd use the 85 filter when using a tungsten stock in daylight balanced light.
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#4 Miguel Loredo

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:23 PM

With or without filter, the speed of a film does NEVER change. This assumtion creates a lot of unnecesary misunderstanding in new shooters. It is the ammount of light that the filter itself reduces what has to be considered B)

Vision 3 500T is always ASA 500. With the filter 85 in, it's an ASA 500 film which is receiving less light.
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#5 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:07 AM

The pertinent question is whether Vision 3 500t currently comes with a 'filter notch' in the cartridge. If it does, then leave the filter switch (if there is one) set to 'sun'. If there is no filter notch, then in most super 8 cameras (those with filter notch detectors) the filter will be automatically switched out, so you will need to use an external 85 filter, or otherwise cut a notch in the cartridge so that the caemra's filter will remain in place.
So, question one: is there a filter notch on current cartridges of 500T
Qustion two is: does your camera have a filter notch detector.
To answer your questions, we need the answer to these two.
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#6 Will Montgomery

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:03 AM

Assuming that you're shooting near a window and not in complete darkness, you would use the 85 filter.

Chances are that you are probably shooting in too low a light even for 500T (unless you are very close to a big window) so your camera will probably be wide open anyway; speed setting won't be very important.
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