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Lucas Murray-Reynolds

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  1. Im currently in prep for a music video Iā€™m shooting in a blacked out infinity cove studio. The look is to be very high contrast with lots of shadow so there will be neg all over the place. Although it will be majority digital there will be a few rolls of 16mm - I want to bridge the gap between this and the digital by using diffusion filters and roughing up the digital in post a bit with some added grain. My only worry with this is that I will lost contrast with diffusion filters and so im wondering out of all the options (pro mist, glimmer glass, black satin etc) which would you recommend to keep the blacks rich?
  2. Hi all, I recently started shooting film - I shoot Super16 on a Bolex H16 non-reflex and Super8 on a Nizo S800. I have been getting by exposing with a sekonic L-358 Flash Master but struggle when I come to wider landscapes and can't physically be where I need to expose for. I'd also love the benefits of being able to account for various filters and shutter angles when I eventually progress to shooting with more advances film cameras. My question is - which light meter would be most suitable? I see there's the L-608, L-558 but there aren't a great deal of comparisons and overviews of the different models and how they differ from the non cine versions. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Lucas
  3. Hi all, I have a question for the Kinoptik 5.7mm users out there. As many of you will know, this lens does not have a focus ring - it is set, some being set up to work better at closer focus and some infinity but as I understand people will use shims depending on where they want their focus to lie. The version of the lens I have been testing has been adapted to PL from Arri-S and the owner has had no issues using it on the PL mount of an Aaton 16mm camera. I suspect this was originally collimated to the Aaton. I am trying to use this lens on my BMPCC4K using a PL-MFT adapter but I'm finding that it is not getting close enough to the sensor and so my focal plane is extremely close - I'm talking less than 0.05m to 0.25m sharp when stopped down to f11. With some experimentation with S16 super speeds I am also finding focus issues on the wider end (12mm, 9.5mm) like not achieving infinity and so I think I need a good PL adapter that is shimmable so that I can adjust it depending on the lens. I have been looking at MTF and Wooden Camera for this. Does anyone have experience adapting this lens to this body? Any information is appreciated, even just your experience with this Kinoptik and the quirks you found. I'm trying to explore all possibilities before investing in this shimmable adapter as it is not cheap. I am desperately trying to find a solution as this is the only rentable one I've found in London, with good buying options online being few and far between - if there are any sellers on here I am listening šŸ˜‰ Thanks!
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