Atomic Imaging’s Director/DP, Ari Golan, who received the first Blackmagic Cinema Camera in Chicago, has spent the last several months running the extraordinarily anticipated RAW image capture device through its paces.
A lot has been written recently regarding this game changing product, which is still in its infancy, including several complaints about the lack of current functionality.
One such topic is the absence of any indication of what the iris is set to with the electronic lenses.
Although most of these issues will be addressed in forthcoming firmware updates, in the interim, Golan has devised a simple method for determining the actual f-stop for several of what he considers to be the most common and practical lenses for that camera. There is a free download below:
Black Magic Cinema Camera Lens Aperture Chart (click image to preview)