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#1 Gencer Hassan

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 02:16 PM

The other day i decided to clean my Nizo 6080, this kind of went to plan apart from when i opened the casing the switch for day light/tungsten dropped off before i had chance to note what position it was originally in. I've taken a picture with the switch set to tungsten (up position) and noticed that a filter has engaged is this correct ? Or should the filter be engaged when the switch is set to day light ?

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ps Dont ask why i opened that bit ;)
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#2 Ralph Tabith

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 02:24 PM

The other day i decided to clean my Nizo 6080,


Sorry I can't help but it sure is interesting looking under the hood, can you take some more pics? :rolleyes:
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#3 jacob thomas

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:40 PM

The other day i decided to clean my Nizo 6080, this kind of went to plan apart from when i opened the casing the switch for day light/tungsten dropped off before i had chance to note what position it was originally in. I've taken a picture with the switch set to tungsten (up position) and noticed that a filter has engaged is this correct ? Or should the filter be engaged when the switch is set to day light ?


I don't have a 6080 but the filter system is common to all super 8 cameras...
There is an orange (85) filter that should be engaged when the switch is set to daylight.

This is because super 8 film has traditionally been tungsten balanced film: e.g. K40 (40 ASA for Tungsten shooting, effective 25 ASA with the filter for daylight shooting).

Edited by jacob thomas, 10 August 2007 - 06:42 PM.

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#4 Gencer Hassan

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 02:10 PM

Thanks Jacob, after reading that post and re-taking a look at the camera all made sense. Its a fairly simple switch on the 6080, and when its set to daylight the filter drops in front of the lens. When the switch is moved to tungsten it moves a small spring upwards which in turn moves the filter away from the lens.
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This picture shows the filter set to the daylight position, where as in the previous image the switch was in the tungsten position.

I can now go on my road trip happily knowing that my filter switch works :rolleyes:
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