Lens Flicker, tried everything to solve it! Please Help.

Hi everyone,  I have a really confusing problem. I have been doing stop motion for many years now, but only since last year have I tried to make it a profession, but one thing in stopping my work looking professional is the bad flickering in my films. I’ve tried everything. Im using a canon, so I decided to buy a high quality Nikon lens adapter, so I can mount the older style manual aperture lens. I then bought a older style manual Nikon lens, to override the the aperture, but I still have the exact same flickering! It really doesn’t make sense and I have tried nearly everything.  

Also here is my setup:

  • Using Dragon Frame
  • Using Dedolights
  • Using a canon E0S 600d, with very pricey Novoflex adapter E0S/ NIK NT
  • Using a Nikon manual aperture 55mm Macro lens
  • Wearing black clothing
  • Room with no other light coming through over than dedolights.

Thanks a lot!

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We used LRTimelapse 4 pro, special plugin for Lightroom, but it doesnt reduce the flicker completley. Maybe you can try to run sequence over for a couple of times to get better result!

One further thought about standing out of the way of the lights... Dragonframe do a remote keypad with a long cable on it. This can help to get clear of everything before taking the frame.

I just found an Auto Tone function on my 500D buried way done in the menus. I disabled it but have not shot any footage to see if it helps with the flicker. Might be something for you to check in to.

Nevermind. The Auto Tone being disabled did not help. I will try the lens partial removal trick tonight.

Steve Copeland said:

I just found an Auto Tone function on my 500D buried way done in the menus. I disabled it but have not shot any footage to see if it helps with the flicker. Might be something for you to check in to.

Hi everyone, sorry i have not got back to the replies, i really appreciate all the help. But my dog bit my face badly so i have been in hospital and ive been moving house on top of that so i haven't been able to get online much or get back to animating.  I'm going to try all your suggestions , and will post a pic of my set up soon and my lens adapter to see if it it is 100% fully manual.

Thanks

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I ended up unscrewing my lens partially and it fixed all my flicker problems. It is scary as I do not want to unscrew it too far. Plus you have to hold down a preview button before doing it and it messes with the live view but it did work.

Yeah i tried that before and it didnt work for me , i dont know why :( 

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