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IMPORTANT: Canon Auto Zoom 518 SV Super 8 User's Manual


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#1 t/y

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:26 AM

Where can I find the Canon Auto Zoom 518 SV Super 8 Manual online on pdf or picture files?

It is important.

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#2 Jon Boguslaw

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 08:09 PM

Where can I find the Canon Auto Zoom 518 SV Super 8 Manual online on pdf or picture files?

It is important.

Thank You.

Hi. I just bought a camera of a similar model. I'm having trouble understanding how/if I set the film speed. I found a manual of a similar camera on wikipedia: http://www.mondofoto...tozoom-518.html
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#3 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 04:01 PM

Hi. I just bought a camera of a similar model. I'm having trouble understanding how/if I set the film speed. I found a manual of a similar camera on wikipedia: http://www.mondofoto...tozoom-518.html


I don't have the manual but own several of these cameras and I like them. Re: film speed: do you mean the ISO rating of the film? If so, you don't set it, the camera does when you load the film. That Canon has 6 pins in the upper right-hand corner of the film compartment, so it can detect 7 different film speeds (a real bonus). So just load the film and the auto light meter will give exposure advice based on the film you are using. It's recommended that you use the manual override on the exposure when shooting.

What else did you want to know?

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#4 Jon Boguslaw

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 05:09 PM

I don't have the manual but own several of these cameras and I like them. Re: film speed: do you mean the ISO rating of the film? If so, you don't set it, the camera does when you load the film. That Canon has 6 pins in the upper right-hand corner of the film compartment, so it can detect 7 different film speeds (a real bonus). So just load the film and the auto light meter will give exposure advice based on the film you are using. It's recommended that you use the manual override on the exposure when shooting.

What else did you want to know?

Rick

Hey, thanks a lot for the info. I just started shooting my first cartridge and was wondering what to do about the batteries. The camera uses a 1.3V mercury, but I can't buy them in the US. A guy at a camera shop sold me some 1.5s, but im not sure if they'll work that well. Is there a better substitute?
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 06:43 PM

Hey, thanks a lot for the info. I just started shooting my first cartridge and was wondering what to do about the batteries. The camera uses a 1.3V mercury, but I can't buy them in the US. A guy at a camera shop sold me some 1.5s, but im not sure if they'll work that well. Is there a better substitute?


The 1.5's should be fine. (Some people might bicker the finer points but I have been using 1.5's as a subsitute on all my super 8 cameras without problems.)
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#6 Charles Frisby

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 06:17 PM

Hi. I just bought a camera of a similar model. I'm having trouble understanding how/if I set the film speed. I found a manual of a similar camera on wikipedia: http://www.mondofoto...tozoom-518.html


Just got the camera and put the manual online. I posted the PDF here.

http://grungeproduct...518SVManual.htm

Figured someone else might come looking!

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Edited by Charles Frisby, 25 December 2010 - 06:18 PM.

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