Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Camera Exposure

Topics Covered: Exposure and Camera Exposure Exposure Value (EV) and Stops F-number and Shutter speeds Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera – Yousuf Karsh This is how a camera works: The sensor is a jar that can take in light till a certain […]

Weather Protection for your Gear (Part III)

In this part we’ll deal with varying weather conditions. These are scenarios to consider when moving from one type of weather situation to another, and where the change is sufficiently different to create problems of its own. Disclosure: Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. […]

Weather Protection for your Gear (Part II)

In this part we’ll finish up with the rest of our ‘constant’ weather conditions. Disclosure: Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Please help support this website by patronizing Amazon. It won’t cost you anything extra. Snow Ideally the same rules apply for snow as […]

Weather Protection for your Gear (Part I)

Gear is not made for display at home in a glass case. It is meant to be used, abused and exploited. To survive, professional gear has a lot of weather protection built in – but there are always weak links in the chain. Consumer or Prosumer gear subject to the same abuse needs a lot […]

Comparing Camera Systems for Feature films

Thinking of buying a camera for your next low-budget independent feature film? Below is a comparison chart of five systems to help you decide. The cameras are the Sony PMW-F3, the Panasonic AF100, the Canon 600D, the Canon 5D Mark II, and the old and outdated JVC GY-HD111E. Click on the image to enlarge:

Film School or Not?

Here’s my latest video on the subject: This article was written in 2012, but it’s still relevant today! My uncle taught himself how to drive with a borrowed car. He learned the hard way. I learnt driving in a school, with a one-on-one instructor. Both of us can drive. I went to a school because […]

Technicolor Cinestyle vs Neutral

I did a dynamic range test for Video vs RAW in my last post, and RAW won hands down. If you haven’t read it already, read it here. In this post, I decided to test the Technicolor Cinestyle Picture Style for Canon DSLRs against Neutral and RAW, to find out which had the greatest latitude […]