Friday, March 23, 2007

Testing the Spinner

The trick to getting the ZR200 to focus is to have something bright in front of the lens. The grain on the Maxell CD is a good point for the camcorder to focus. Then set it to manual mode. Zoom in to frame the good part of the image.

The grain on the spinner is very visible when static. It is still visible while spinning slowly. In this test, the disk was spun by hand. The 35mm lens was a Nikkon Series E 50mm f/1.8 prime. The pulsating of the image is my fault. I had not mounts so the camcorder was held an inch from the ground glass by hand.

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