I've been using a kit lens with my Nikkon D5200. However, after changing the background for a recent animation, I noticed a great amount of flicker. I've read about using a Nikkon D Type lens with…Continue
Hello,I'm a newcomer to stop motion, and I have been reading up on everything I can for a bit over a month now. Just over the weekend, I decided to start animating objects to get a feel for it. My…Continue
"Nick, I'm pretty sure it's because of the zoom. There can be lots of different pieces of glass in a zoom lens, and the light inevitably gets diffused a bit. I've got that lens too, and it is definitely softer. Interesting that in a…"
"I use manual, AI or AIS Nikon lenses on my Canon DSLR for stop motion. I use simple adapters from eBay. The 55mm Micro is really good. I bought it second hand from a camera store, along with a 28mm. I later got a 24mm from eBay…"
"I think the Nikon lenses to go for are the AI or AI-S versions. I recall reading somewhere that the pre-AI lens was not such good glass.
Bear in mind also that for stop motion you do not necessarily need a fast lens, as you will be using long…"
"Thank you both for the info. The youtube video was especially helpful. I'll have a look into finding those lenses.
Also, after some digging around, I found the answer to what I was confused about. According to this website:
"Why not go for the 55mm Nikon manual lens, which also has macro, and is generally considered an outstanding lens? I just looked on eBay, and they are not cheap at around £160, but if you look over a period of time you may find a bargain. I got…"
I've been using a kit lens with my Nikkon D5200. However, after changing the background for a recent animation, I noticed a great amount of flicker. I've read about using a Nikkon D Type lens with some electrical tape on the contacts. I did a search for D lenses on Google and Ebay, but it's been a bit confusing pinpointing if a lens I'm looking at is a D lens. Often I get results stating a DX, which I believe is different from my understanding.Is there a certain part of the name of the lens…See More
"I would recommend reading Exploring Visual Storytelling. Here's an Amazon link. I recently finished it as I've been working on turning my loose ideas for my first short film into an actual script. The book aided me in figuring out…"
"I decided to make another attempt at test shots today. I ran off the idea of the camera adjusting by itself after a period of inactivity yesterday. What I did this time was force the camera into inactive mode by using Ctrl + J, I believe. Then I…"
"Looks like the white background is making the camera adjust the brightness down.
You must have fairly dim light to need 4 seconds at f-11 and 200 ISO. You might be able to open the lens even more, to f-8 perhaps. You need enough focal…"
"StopmoNick - I was able to make the EV change values by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture. Upon taking a test shot, the EV value would reset back to showing up as +0.
I double checked and my camera and lens are set to manual. I also tried…"
"Nikon live view does not have exposure simulation... so it's not going to adjust to show you what the final shot will be like.
Nikon live view tries to give you something you can see, and this usually means achieving a middle gray overall…"
"Sorry, didn't realise the Exposure Preview Offset was only there for Canon cameras.
If you are taking manual exposures, you should be able to get your test shot looking as bright as you want it. While the live view exposure you are…"
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