I know this topic has probably been talked about many times here and other places but I am still confused about the correct process for getting the correct exposure on a Bolex (or analog film in general). I have shot 35mm still photography and I'm familiar with light, shutter speed, fStop, etc.. But I am totally new to shooting on 16mm film and setting the correct exposure for it. I haven't been able to find great resources about this process if you know of any please share. I'm definitely a beginner but I'm willing to put the time and effort in to learn the proper procedures.
I'm using a Bolex Rex 5, with a 25mm RX lens, and shooting on Kodak's new color reversal Ektachrome 100 ISO.
I am having a hard time wrapping my head around a couple of things:
When exposing for cinema film how does the shutter angle relate to frame rate?
This also brings up the Bolex shutter angle issue. The shutter angle on a Rex 5 is 130/133 degrees.
I'm currently borrowing a friend's light meter- Sekonic L308-B. Not ideal for cine but it's all I have right now. How do I correctly set it up to take a proper reading?
Specifically, do I set the light meter to calculate for a 24fps frame rate OR am I setting it to one of the classic Bolex exposure tables? 1/65 @ 24fps (page 2)
I don't have the fine control of setting the shutter angle on this model so I believe it's using a 180 degree shutter angle.
As an aside, what light meter would you recommend? I was looking at the L398A.
I've read conflicting things on these forums and others about RX lenses. Some say the RX lenses DO correct for the 25% prism light loss, while others do not.
What is the correct answer? If I am using RX lenses do I need to account for the extra light loss?
Any other advice on shooting with a reflex Bolex? Or analog film in general?
I know this is a lot of questions but I appreciate anyone taking the time to help point me in the right direction.
Thank you for your time,