First of all, my name is Zranfisco, and I’m new in this world.
A few days ago I found my grandfather’s old super 8 camera (a Yashica super 825), and I have not idea of how to use it, what cartridge I have to buy and things like that.
So I was looking for information in internet when I reached to your forum, and I think that I could find the help that I need, I want to be a regular super 8 user. For example, I have already found the Wein Cell’s battery that substitutes old mercury 1.3V batteries.
I think that my most important question is: What cartridges I can use? The camera was with a Kodachrome 40D, but internet say’s that now is impossible to process it.
PD: more information about the camera
-marketed in 1969-70
-silent super 8 cartridge
-lens: Yashinon Zoom f: 1.8 \ F: 12-30 mm
-zooming ratio: 2.5x
-filter size: 43 mm
-viewfinder: single-lens reflex with adjustable eyepiece
-viewfinder information: f/stop meter
-exposure: auto exposure control; TTL EE, CdS photocell
-EE lock: yes
-film speed: auto for 25/40 and 100/160 ASA (daylight/tungsten)
-CCA filter: built-in 85A filter; with filter switch; automatic cancelation with dylight cartridge or with -----filter key
-filming speed: 18 fps
-shutter opening angle: <180 degrees
-remote control socket: no
-cable release socket: no
-movie light socket: kodak type
-film counter: 1-15 m
-handle: retractable, chamber for penlight batteries
-battery check button: yes
-film drive motor: DC micromotor
-power source: 4 x AA batteries \ 1 x 1.3V button cell for light meter
-weight: circa 1000 g
-dimensions: 55 x 125 x 195 mm \ 55 x 230 x 195 mm
-tripod socket: 1/4"
-made in Japan by Cosina