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#1 Giray Izcan

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:19 PM

Hey everyone. Does anyone know where the focal plane on NPR located? I measure from pretty much the gate, but can't see the actual focal plane symbol on it.
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#2 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:06 PM

Hey Giray,

Is that just for measuring focus distance?  The gate is the focal plane,  and for your tape measure just find or make a place on the camera body,  top handle,  wherever you can that is in plane with the gate.  Hook your tape onto that.  Don't know NPR but all cameras are the same in this respect,  aren't they?

 

Or was this about something else.

 

Cheers,

Gregg.


Edited by Gregg MacPherson, 21 August 2013 - 08:08 PM.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:01 PM

Yes it is to measure distances for focus. That's what I have been doing, but am just curious if I'm blind or the camera doesn't have a focal plane mark.
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#4 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:18 PM

Maybe it doesn't have a mark.  I don't know NPR.  ACLs don't.  The common symbol for the focal plane that may be marked on a camera for the focus puller is a circle with a vertical line through it.  But if the camera doesn't have one,  just set up your own.  It's only for very short distances (macro) that the small error you may make setting up your reference mark will be significant.


Edited by Gregg MacPherson, 21 August 2013 - 09:20 PM.

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