Pulling Stop on 1917 (1 reply and 1 comment)
You mentioned that you were pulling stop a lot of the time, sometimes even while also operating. What were you using as a reference to choose your stop? Did you have a target stop that you tried to stay at or did it change from shot to shot for depth of field choices?
I did have a plan worked out for a stop which would vary from scene to scene but that proved totally impractical. Simplifying things, I tried to shoot the day exteriors at a 4.0. However, on many days we were shooting in patches of cloud so I could only guess at the NDs I would need to get to a 4.0. The internal NDs are in two stop increments. To change a front ND takes time and usually involves re balancing the camera. Consequently, I could only make my best guess at the general light level and work from there.
Hi Roger, do you think you would often use an in-camera variable ND (no visible increments) while shooting, if available ?