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Old May 12th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #16
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Daniel, Thanks. What CINE did you use? I ask as without knowing that it is not possible to asses the effect of your 95% zebra. IE as cine4 is much "brighter" than cine1 to use zebra=x on both does not give the same histographic high.

With the bright skies of Yosemite and that great flat unsaturated look I bet you used cine1 with the cinema matrix (not Hi-Sat). Am I right?
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Old May 12th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #17
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I'm planning to shoot a big, multi-pitch rock climb in the California Sierras this summer and wondering if anyone out here has any suggestions.
Mark when will you be there? I'm planning a couple of shooting trips to Yosemite quite soon and as I am planning on getting a telephoto converter I thought I might offer to take some shots for you from the ground while you were on the wall. Always good to see a shot of the climber with the camera for reality. If interested you can email me at michael$$@$lenses35%.com% $ signs removed

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Old May 12th, 2008, 02:59 PM   #18
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Daniel, Thanks. What CINE did you use? I ask as without knowing that it is not possible to asses the effect of your 95% zebra. IE as cine4 is much "brighter" than cine1 to use zebra=x on both does not give the same histographic high.

With the bright skies of Yosemite and that great flat unsaturated look I bet you used cine1 with the cinema matrix (not Hi-Sat). Am I right?
Mike,

My Color Matrix was on and set to standard. The Gamma was set on Standard 3. No Cine Gamma was used.

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Old May 12th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #19
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high altitude use of EX1

I am shooting a documentary in the himalayas later this year and would appreciate any advice on picture profiles and use of filters for high altitude and snow/ice conditions. At present I have a 486 and a polarizing filter and will take a ND and possibly a graduated density filter
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Old May 12th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #20
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My Color Matrix was on and set to standard. The Gamma was set on Standard 3. No Cine Gamma was used.

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This is very interesting. I must experiment with this. Thanks.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #21
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I am shooting a documentary in the himalayas later this year and would appreciate any advice on picture profiles and use of filters for high altitude and snow/ice conditions. At present I have a 486 and a polarizing filter and will take a ND and possibly a graduated density filter
Peter that sounds like a good set to start with. I would think that would really need the extra ND shooting in snow and ice. I have found that the camera will run around f8, -3db, no shutter when shooting outdoors in bright sun. The extra ND along with a Polarizer will allow you to shoot around f4 or so. Will you be using a Mattebox? If so which one?

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Old May 12th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #22
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I have the Cavision Matte Box (because it is cheap not good) with ND 1.2, ND graduated and polarizer for my bright California snow and sky scenes and this setup works well. If it is really bright keep to Cine1 but do maximise you dynamic range by exposing to the limit and dropping the bottom with the master black. Shadows can be opened or closed with the the black gamma.

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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:55 PM   #23
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Himalayan shoot

Thanks for the tips, I have not yet made a decision on a matte box as weight is a major issue.
I'll experiment with the suggestions on snow during the Australian winter
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Old May 13th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #24
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I have shot 2 docs in the Himalaya, highest @ near 22,000'. I think your filter selection is fine. At altitude there is more uv light, but I'm not sure if it is overall really "brighter" than a clear sunny day on the desert, or beach. The main challenge is the same as for any other bright hi contrast setting. Common example: shooting people on a glacier in full sunlight- do you underexpose the people, blow out the glacier, or try for something in between? The terrific dynamic range of the EX1, particularly with Cine 1 and black stretch should really help you in these situations. I would love to be back up there with this camera.
A graduated ND could also be worth bringing.
Good luck!!
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