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New (well, old...) Bell & Howell 240 ee & Sekonic L-398


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#1 Mark A. Rapp

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 07:33 PM

I just picked up a B&H 240 ee. Since I don't have any spare mercury batteries, I'm metering with a Sekonic L-398.

 

Now, I'm not terribly versed in theory, but I do know the basics. Here's my quandary:

 

The camera's shutter speed at 24 fps is 1/65. When I take a reading and index 1/65, it is a different value than the cine scale at 24 fps.

 

Why?

 

Which value should I use to set the aperture?

 

Thanks!


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#2 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 09:03 PM

My think the "cine" scale on that meter assumes a 180deg shutter.  Just use the shutter speed on the meter that best approximates that of the camera. 1/60 is very close.


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#3 Mark A. Rapp

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 08:40 AM

Thank you, Gregg. Of course! I had no idea that the meter assumes a 180° shutter angle. If that was in the manual for the meter, I missed it.


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