Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
David Desio

ISO rating for the canon XL2

Recommended Posts

I'm going to be shooting a horror film which consists mainly of nights and the production can only afford an XL2 (because they own it) and are spending the rest of the money on my and some lighting and grip equipment. Anyway I did some tests with the camera and found it extremely difficult to get an exposure lighting by eye. I mean I really have to pump light into the scene for it to read. I set the meter to around 100 ISO and it seemed to be close to what the camera was telling me, basically open up the iris all the way. I can;t find any literature that rates the camera's native ISO and was wondering if any one here might know.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never used that camera, but there is a link about Andy Shipsides' experiment to find out how to rate the ISO for the Sony F3. I hope this helps, I don't know if it's the same thing that you've already been doing, but here it is.


Abel Cine

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an XL2. I did a test years ago involving a light meter, grey card, and a fresnel light. I came out with 320 ISO (though it might have been the XL1s, which I also used to have, that I did the test on so forgive me).

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Glidecam

    Metropolis Post

    FJS International

    New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

    Abel Cine

    Gamma Ray Digital Inc

    Tai Audio

    Rig Wheels Passport


    The Original Slider

    Serious Gear

    Broadcast Solutions Inc

    Visual Products

    G-Force Grips

    Paralinx LLC

    Wooden Camera

    Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

    Just Cinema Gear

    Ritter Battery

    Cinematography Books and Gear
  • Create New...