Category: ‘PMW-F3’

Graded 8 bit S-log on the F3

More on this soon but I am currently working on two cinematic style music video productions and decided to shoot them using the version 1.4 firmware provided S-LOG which becomes accessible under the picture profile on the Sony F3. Below is a before and after sample for preview. Note this is not the final grade and primarily done as a …

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Auto-exposure on the F3 with manual lenses

I originally wrote part of this reply in response to some criticism the Sony 18-270mm zoom lens was receiving. In particular the “ramping” – which is experienced when zooming throughout the range of a zoom lens which does not feature a constant aperture throughout. The Sony F3 offers an amazing feature buried in the menu that was meant for automatically …

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F3 through its paces

I needed to share some feedback on the F3 now that I’ve owned one for 8 months and worked on a variety of projects with it from interviews, feature length films, artistic music videos, and even photography (yes with the F3). For a Super 35mm motion picture camera you might expect rigid processes and finagling but the F3 is far …

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Lightmeter use with the F3

I have been using my Sekonic Zoom Master L-508 lightmeter in conjunction with my F3 since I got the camera last year. One of the things I really wanted to be able to nail down was getting the best exposure and consistent exposure for shoots where I may be limited in external tools, or need to shoot a light rig, or as …

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