Jump to content


Photo

Sekonic 758 Cine - Newbie Queston


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Randy J Tomlinson

Randy J Tomlinson
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 125 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • USA / Europe

Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

Hello,

 

I am considering to purchase a Sekonic 758 Cine Lightning Meter for use on my Moviecam Compact.

 

Lets say i am using a Kodak 250D film and i am out in the Field. I want to know how i use the Meter to set the correct Aperture on my Lense?

Do i have to set the ISO to 250 and then? I believe i also have to tell the Meter that i am shooting 24fps? I have no idea. OMG im so embarassed....

Please help me if you can. A simple step by step tutorial would be awesome. Thank you.

 

Randy

 

PS: I know i have to look thru the lightmeters "viewfinder" and press a button and there will be a readout. But i dont know how to set the meter correctly to show me a readout of like "2.8, 4, 5.6 etc.. (aperture on the lense)


  • 0

#2 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7371 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

You set the ISO and the FPS, and if you're doing incident metering, stand where talent would stand, point lumisphere towards camera, and press button. it will read the proper stop to properly expose middle grey (and hence normally the rest of the scene)

 

You would look through it when you are spot metering, which won't give you the right exposure unless you're pointing the meter at something which is middle grey (like a grey card), otherwise it will give you a reading for the lens which'll render whatever you're shooting middle grey (so if you meter something white it will severly under-expose the scene, something black, over expose).

 

The meter should come with a manual which will detail all it's functions.


  • 0


Technodolly

CineLab

Rig Wheels Passport

Willys Widgets

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Wooden Camera

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

The Slider

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Ritter Battery

Metropolis Post

Visual Products

CineTape

Abel Cine

Paralinx LLC

Glidecam

FJS International, LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Aerial Filmworks

CineLab

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

FJS International, LLC

Abel Cine

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Metropolis Post

Technodolly

Aerial Filmworks

Paralinx LLC

Visual Products

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

rebotnix Technologies

Glidecam

Tai Audio

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

The Slider

Willys Widgets

Wooden Camera