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  1. How do you deal with the drastic change in lighting when doing an interior to exterior shot (handheld, Steadicam, gimbal etc) without riding the iris so depth of field remains constant (Example)? Are there any good professional variable ND filters out there besides the Cinefade VariND and maybe the PV LCND?
  2. For all of you camera assistants who have been asked to DIY build your own variable ND filter with two polarisers, here is a plug-and-play solution: The Cinefade VariND just needs to be connected with an LBUS cable, no calibration required and can be remotely controlled from a cmotion cPro lens control system! Thoughts? Comments? Has anyone used this system for interior to exterior shots or just to speed up ND changes, especially when working with RED cameras without internal NDs?
  3. Selling a full set of Schneider Platinum IRND's These have served me great over the last few years. Used to be the standard at rental houses, great quality for the price. 0.3 (Excellent) 0.6 (Excellent) 0.9 (Newer/Excellent) 1.2 (Two tiny nicks on the border, no where near photographing, otherwise great) 1.5 (Excellent) 1.8 (Excellent) $1250 Photos avail.
  4. Hey Guys, Selling a set of four Tiffen 4"x5.65" Water White NDs. One to four stops of density (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2). Filters are in excellent condition, with no scratches, and they're super colour-neutral. They've served me very well, but surplus to requirements now. Come in a padded 4-slot Tiffen pouch. Located in Melbourne, Australia, but happy to ship worldwide. Price is $600 USD (+GST if sold in Australia) Cheers, Mark
  5. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (May 23, 2016) - Panavision, the entertainment industry's leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has announced the availability of PanaND filters. Representing the next-generation neutral density filters, they offer significant improvements in quality and consistency, so filmmakers can focus on achieving their creative goals. Full spectrum PanaND filters benefit from advancements in materials and manufacturing to deliver color neutrality very accurately. "Until now, cinematographers using traditional ND filters to control exposure have always had to deal with color shifting and optical performance degradation," says Haluki Sadahiro, Panavision's director of new product development. "Unlike traditional filters, PanaNDs are made with the highest quality glass and advanced coating technologies. As a result, they are truly neutral - cutting the light without altering the color temperature." PanaND filters are available in a wide range of options from 1 to 7 stops in 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8 and 2.1ND, and come in 4x5.65 and 6x6-inch sizes. The filters feature a sturdier construction and patent-pending tactile markings so users can quickly identify the depth of the ND filter in the dark. "PanaND filters are another example of Panavision's close collaboration with filmmakers that goes back 60 years," says Sadahiro. "Our focus on motion picture production allows us to better understand the needs and methods of cinematographers. Supporting them with the right tools and unparalleled service is our passion." Compatible with film and digital cameras, PanaND filters can be rented from any Panavision facility around the world. For more information, visit www.Panavision.com.
  6. Hello all, Just sharing a few K-3 impressions and asking one question: Just came back from a session of extensive K-3 camera/lighting testing, including view finder/focus and light metering. It's a sunny day. Film and scratch tests on old, unused footage looks good: no scratches. Still need to run the footage a couple more times to make sure. Upper loop was one perf short but it ran just fine and smoothly (no "beating" sound) at 24 fps - yet: that doesn't show how footage will actually turn out. BTW: I found out that - if you don't let the motor wind down to a halt - the camera transport mechanism always stops at the exact same point: view finder all clear and the pulldown claw exactly in the same position and all out. So the film won't slip between shots and loops should stay the exact same (that was the case with my first test run which I performed both with the mag cover open and closed (depressing the spring loaded pin with the same force (it can easily be measured by the film counter (no film loaded) which is attached to the loop former mechanism. I also found out that with the spring all wound down and the view finder blocked: just turn the winding "crank" a bit counterclockwise: bang: all in place - view finder open and pulldown claw out and in same position. Q: does anyone know the exact value of the ND filter that comes with the K-3? It has written: H-4x, which is probably meant to be a reduction of four f stops. It has the Zenit symbol and also has written: 77x0,75 . The latter probably refers to the dimensions. I measured the inside diameter of the filter thread: 77mm. I ran all kinds of spot metering with my Sekonic L 398-A, using both the luma disc and luma grid, with and without the filter completely touching the disc. I ran this test in various situations and at various ISO settings. I always came to the conclusion that the ND filter reduces (about) 2 1/2 stops - which is fine for me. Lots of intense sunlight here in Portugal during the long summers, a full four stops is a quite a lot, but I'd be fine with that as well. Just need to know the exact value. Can anyone confirm my ND filter readings? Any reply highly appreciated. Cheers, Christian
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