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So there are a decent amount of threads here about people who have had an ulra16 conversion done to their cameras, most by Bernie.

 

My question - can you talk about the image you see in your camera's viewfinder - are you exposing parts of the film that are not visible in your viewfinder? I know this may depend on camera type.

 

Thanks

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Hey, good question.

 

On a Canon Scoopic you will not get a viewfinder modification because the ground glass isn't designed with extra glass to use. So you're approximating when you shoot. But it's not a big deal.

 

You will end up approximating based on the TV safe lines in the scoopic viewfinder. Safe bet is to use the top and bottom of the TV safe zone (or just outside of it), and on the left and right you'll get some extra image that you can't see.

 

So, it's not for critical framing, but you can approximate...

 

Cinelicious has a good framing test on vimeo. Just search for it.

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I use a Eclair NPR and I can see the whole Ultra16mm frame.

Bernie added new marks on the groundglass

What camera are you thinking of converting?

 

My ARRI SR2

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You SR2 will better be S16. Ultra 16 is more for cameras that have fixed lenses like the Canon Scoopics or if the lens mount is difficult to re-center.

Super or Ultra - you'll have to convert your mags as well or the guides and rollers may scratch your film.

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