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Old August 3rd, 2004, 10:50 PM   #1
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pani manual shutter /slaved aperture

Hey all

I know I can manuall set the shutter speed and fstop in the menu. I also know that when I change the shutter speed the camera automatically adjusts the aperture to the right size. so...

If I zoom in on a grey card, then adjust my shutter speed to what I want- Will the resulting aperture/fstop remain constant until I either reset the camera or readjust the shutter or will the aperture cotinually change as I film?

Quick followup- How good is the pani light meter at doing this? I have a GS100.
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Old August 4th, 2004, 03:50 AM   #2
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I assume the aperture/iris opening will change, if the light changes---that includes with moving and zooming, because the light will change. Am I wrong?
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Old August 4th, 2004, 03:40 PM   #3
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I've done some research on the net...its hard when the manual is in japanese and pani manuals tend to suck anyway. LOL

There is a button called AE Lock which allows someone to keep a fixed fstop & shutter speed.
SO, I guess I could zoom in on a grey card, then set shutter to 1/60th (or whatever), wait for the Fstop to adjust automatically, and then lock it into place.

Which brings me back to question #2- Do the higher end panasonic models do a good job of calculating fstop at a given shutter speed?
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Old August 4th, 2004, 07:23 PM   #4
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You should experiment adjusting the iris opening/gain manually after you set the shutter speed.
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Old August 5th, 2004, 06:18 AM   #5
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Andrew, don't search the web. Search right here on this forum and the PDX and VX2100 forums. In your search, put in Tom Hardwick. Tom has explained this a number of times.
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