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#1 Leigh Goldstein

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 02:16 PM

The switch controls the filter for shooting in daylight with tungsten film.

If using tungsten film, does the switch override the automatic setting?
If using daylight film, does the switch override the automatic setting?

I would like to be able to either override, or at least check, whether the filter is in place or not.

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#2 jacob thomas

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:10 AM

The switch controls the filter for shooting in daylight with tungsten film.

If using tungsten film, does the switch override the automatic setting?
If using daylight film, does the switch override the automatic setting?

I would like to be able to either override, or at least check, whether the filter is in place or not.

thanks,
Leigh


If using tungsten film the switch controls whether the filter is in place. Put the switch at the sun setting if shooting in daylight (this engages the 85 filter), if shooting in tungsten light push the unlocking button and slide the switch to the bulb setting (disengaging the 85 filter).

If using daylight film the switch has no effect (the 85 filter is automatically disabled).
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#3 Leigh Goldstein

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:35 PM

Thanks. That leads to some more questions...

Is there any way to double check that the filter is in the light path?

Does the camera treat kodak tri-x properly?

Does tri-x benefit from a filter for daylight or tungsten?
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#4 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:01 PM

Thanks. That leads to some more questions...

Is there any way to double check that the filter is in the light path?

Does the camera treat kodak tri-x properly?

Does tri-x benefit from a filter for daylight or tungsten?


The camera will read tri-x properly. EVERY camera will read it.
When you insert a black and white cartrdige it disables the filter, so you can't use it even if you want to. No point anyway, since it's colour correction.

To ensure the filter engages, open the film compartment and point at a light and run the camera. You can see through the gate and lens. If you switch the filter in you should see the light go slightly orange.

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#5 Jim Carlile

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:05 AM

The camera will read tri-x properly. EVERY camera will read it...
Rick


I wish it were that easy. Not every camera will expose Tri-X correctly. Many will expose it at ASA 100-- for long and complicated reasons that will only cause mental breakdown if thought about too heavily. In a nutshell, these cameras will read all daylight "notchless" super 8 cartridges at ASA 100.

The rule is: some newer cameras will read Tri-X correctly and not Plus-X, others vice-versa because they weren't designed to read over ASA 160, still others-- the more advanced ones with higher ASA ability-- will read everything correctly, because they can read all the film speed notches, and then do what they do to compensate for everything.

On the 1014XLS-- if you look carefully down the lens with a lamp nearby and the light just right, you can see the amber 85 filter click in and out of place. This is true of most cameras.

With this Canon, all films are correctly exposed at the right ASA speed-- at least the way Kodak indicates them.
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