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#1 Aaron Martin (TX)

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 02:46 PM

Hi --

I was wondering if anyone has had any trouble shoot negative super 8 cartridges with an Elmo 612S-XL?

Thanks,

Aaron
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#2 Mitch Perkins

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:24 PM

Hi --

I was wondering if anyone has had any trouble shoot negative super 8 cartridges with an Elmo 612S-XL?

Thanks,

Aaron


You mean trouble with it jamming? Take the cart out, give it a slap or two on one or both sides, push a little film through, take it up by hand, [it should not resist too much], and re-insert.

Or do you mean trouble with how the exp meter reads it? That doesn't matter; you need to shoot a bracketed test roll and compensate based on the look you're after. Finally, we have latitude!

Manual exposure is of the essence...

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#3 Aaron Martin (TX)

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:00 PM

You mean trouble with it jamming? Take the cart out, give it a slap or two on one or both sides, push a little film through, take it up by hand, [it should not resist too much], and re-insert.


I should have been more specific. I meant either problems with having the film jam or the motor not being strong enough to pull the film through the gate.

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#4 Mitch Perkins

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:03 PM

I should have been more specific. I meant either problems with having the film jam or the motor not being strong enough to pull the film through the gate.

Aaron


A 1012xls was presented to me for repair which had begun slowing, then making a "gallumping" sound, then ground to a halt. Pretty sure the motor had burned out.

However my Nikon Superzoom 8s also sometimes slow and stop, but the cart-slap always works.

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