Re: lens questions - redux

From: davidhatton ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/07/05-01:23:13 AM Z
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Hi Barry,

My suggestion may be a bit simplistic but anyway..Why not take two or
more shots. One (or more) exposed for the background but blow out the
welding flash, one (or more) eposed for the flash, losing the background
in shadow but making a nice job of the welders arc. Scan 'em into P.S.
as layers in the same file and play with the layer sliders to get the
picture. Then all you have to do is have a new positive made digitally.


David H.
Barry Kleider wrote:

> thanks to all for offering two cents (and more) on this question.
> In reading through the responses, I have some clarifications and some
> extra questions.
> First, a clarification: Provia is a transparency film, so the negs
> being dark = underexposure, not overexposure. (It's also possible
> that I pushed the film instead of pulling it, and two stops might have
> been too much.)
> Exposure comp on the D-1 was set to 0 - unless it automatically
> protects itself from burning out.
> I hadn't thought of using a Polaroid to test the 'blad. Duh!
> Here's a question: Bob is suggesting hitting the scene with a massive
> light source. Wouldn't that destroy any chance of grabbing the flying
> sparks? (I can imagine using a fill flash to give some depth to the
> face shields, gloves work area, etc. but it seems all the magic of
> welding is in the fire/heat/spark. Maybe this is a is a difference in
> artistic approach.)
> Barry
>> Barry Kleider wrote:
>>> Last week, I was shooting some welders.
>>> My ultimate goal was to shoot them with a Hasselblad and a 150 f4
>>> lens. (No internal meter.)
>>> Since these exposures are obviously tricky, I started with my Nikon
>>> D-1 and a Tamron 28-70 f2.8
>>> I was getting some decent exposures - nothing great, but certainly
>>> within tolerance for a first attempt. So I decided to switch over to
>>> the Hassy using the same readings.
>>> Since the Nikon was running at ISO 200 and my provia is 100, I gave
>>> it a full stop. I got the lab results today: $%#^$%. (Translation:
>>> way too dark and looks like s**t.)
>>> So my question is: what's the relationship between a medium format
>>> Hassy with a 150 f4 lens, and a 35mm Nikon with a 28-70 f2.8 lens
>>> (running close to 70 if not full on)?
>>> I assume there's a very straight-forward (though possibly hard to
>>> follow) explanation having to do with the difference in lens designs
>>> rather than a format comparison or a digital vs. analog thing (as my
>>> lab guy surmised.)
>>> Barry
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