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filter key for yashica super 800


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#1 wally

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 07:54 AM

Dear super 8 friends, I am the proud owner of a brand new Yashica super 800 electro. It has never been used, but unfortunately is missing the filter key. Is there any way to replace this key, can I fabricate it myself? I would be very thankful if someone could send me a template with the shape of the key and the thickness of it. Any other options are welcome.

Also, if using it without the key, in daylight, should I use a non tungsten balanced film and just shoot?

Thanks a lot for any help.

Regards from Chile to all super 8 lovers,
Wally
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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 02:24 PM

Dear super 8 friends, I am the proud owner of a brand new Yashica super 800 electro. It has never been used, but unfortunately is missing the filter key. Is there any way to replace this key, can I fabricate it myself? I would be very thankful if someone could send me a template with the shape of the key and the thickness of it. Any other options are welcome.

Also, if using it without the key, in daylight, should I use a non tungsten balanced film and just shoot?

Thanks a lot for any help.

Regards from Chile to all super 8 lovers,
Wally


I don't know if the filter slot is the same for all cameras or not. I have found that an American Quarter works in Eumig and Nikon super-8 cameras. Just don't force it if it doesn't want to go in your Yashica filter slot. Let us know if it works and then it can be added to the list!
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#3 Mark Dunn

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 03:00 PM

The key is only a mechanical lever. Anything that fits snug in the slot and comes out again should do. I used to use an English 2p piece on my first camera. You can tell it's working by looking at the meter needle, or by looking through the front element- you should be able to see the filter move.
You could use daylight film, but the camera needs to be able to read the ASA correctly from the cartridge.
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#4 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 10:49 PM

Try a stiff piece of plastic.

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