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#1 Tron X

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 09:28 PM

Hi, I'm new to film, having spent several years making movies with a DV camera. Felt it was time to step up to film and bought a Beaulieu 2008 on eBay.

It seems I have begun shooting at a time when super 8 is facing change as Ektachrome 64t has been introduced, replacing Kodochrome 40.

I am under the influence that my camera can meter Ektachrome correctly. Am I wrong?
No manual was provided so I am not quite sure how to do this.

Also, it is apparently modifyed to use an external battery:
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Unfortunately, no cord was provided and I know nothing about how to connect this camera and to what type of battery.
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#2 Eric Dinger

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 01:13 AM

I don't remember the site, but I got it off of searching here, about making an external battery pack for a Beaulieu. It showed what the tabs in the battery compartment are for, then with a multimeter you could trace that to the plug on the outside. And if your handy with a soldering iron you could make your self a cord and a battery pack.
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 06:52 PM

In this site has some beaulieu parts. good luck

http://www.beaulieu.de/start.html
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#4 A.Oliver

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 03:20 AM

Hi, do a search on www.filmshooting.com for your battery set up. As for metering, i would not trust the 2008 to meter correctly, use a seperate exposure meter.
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#5 James Grahame

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 11:43 PM

It seems I have begun shooting at a time when super 8 is facing change as Ektachrome 64t has been introduced, replacing Kodochrome 40.

I am under the influence that my camera can meter Ektachrome correctly. Am I wrong?
No manual was provided so I am not quite sure how to do this.

Also, it is apparently modifyed to use an external battery:
pictures: MikeKot.com
MikeKot.com

Unfortunately, no cord was provided and I know nothing about how to connect this camera and to what type of battery.

Hi. Your 2008 can handle Ektachrome 64T. The ASA knob on the side can be set from 10 to 400. Set it to about "40" without a filter key installed (there's a little slot at the top of the handle on the right side of the camera) and you're ready to shoot outdoors.

As far as battery stuff goes, See Super 8 Man's site for some information on batteries for the 2008 and what voltage goes where (there were two revisions of the 2008 -- I believe they had different power requirements):

http://home.pacbell..../super8_10.html

It looks like the connector is a 4-pin DIN connector (like those used in old CB radios) but I can't see the pinout properly on my monitor. Radio Shack sells something like it. Or at least they used to.

The power is provided by chaining together 1.2V rechargable batteries. Once you know what you need, a local battery store can build one for you relatively cheaply. They can also give advice about low cost chargers.
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#6 Tron X

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 11:01 PM

Thanks for the advise.

Edited by Tron X, 17 February 2006 - 11:02 PM.

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#7 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 12:44 PM

Hi. Your 2008 can handle Ektachrome 64T. The ASA knob on the side can be set from 10 to 400. Set it to about "40" without a filter key installed (there's a little slot at the top of the handle on the right side of the camera) and you're ready to shoot outdoors.

Don't forget, you'll need an 85B filter on the lens for daylight.
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#8 Tron X

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:06 PM

thanks
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