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Adam Dargan

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  1. Thank you Dom. This is very good information and I appreciate the breakdown you gave as well as the provided resources. I will set my light meter's ISO at 64 with a frame rate of 24 to compensate for the 2/3 light loss. Thank you for clearing up the misconception about RX lenses.
  2. Hi guys, 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, Adam
  3. Thanks Dom! You were 100% right! Didn't realize it pulled out before sliding down. Thanks for sharing the manual, I'll have a look.
  4. Hello, I recently purchased a Rex 5 Bolex. Everything seems to be running well and accordingly but I am not able to change the shutter. It is currently on the sitting on the red line but will not move down if I try to. I do not want to force it. Am I doing something wrong or is there a defect in the shutter? Thanks, Adam
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