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#1 Peter Anderson

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:09 AM

I recently got myself an Agfa Movexoom 10 super 8 camera and have run into problems with the exposure range of the camera.
The display looks like this:

<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i65.photobuck...Untitled-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"></a>

But what is the largest the aperture opens up to? I have been told either 1.7 or 2.8 will be the most probable values for a Super 8 camera like this and i have been assuming that the integers (represented by dots) are 2.8, 5.6, 11, 22 & 44. Does this sound right?

Because the Movexoom doesnt read Kodak's new range of super 8 film stock i have been using an external light meter and performing tests but any help to resolve this dillema would be much appreciated.
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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:34 AM

I recently got myself an Agfa Movexoom 10 super 8 camera and have run into problems with the exposure range of the camera.
The display looks like this:

<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i65.photobuck...Untitled-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"></a>

But what is the largest the aperture opens up to? I have been told either 1.7 or 2.8 will be the most probable values for a Super 8 camera like this and i have been assuming that the integers (represented by dots) are 2.8, 5.6, 11, 22 & 44. Does this sound right?

Because the Movexoom doesnt read Kodak's new range of super 8 film stock i have been using an external light meter and performing tests but any help to resolve this dillema would be much appreciated.


Yes, the dots are the in between f-stop numbers just as you surmised. Many times the lens itself will have an imprint stating wat the maximum f-stop opening is. I have always assumed that the less light sensitive Super-8 cameras still reached f1.8 or 1.9, but I could be wrong about that.

Based on the small jpg you provided it kind of looks like this particular camera may only go down to eiher 2.0 or 2.8, if it's only 2.8 that would really surprise me.
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#3 Peter Anderson

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:19 PM

oops heres a link that works

http://i65.photobuck.../Untitled-1.jpg
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