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#1 Gencer Hassan

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 06:37 AM

Could some one recommend a good super 8 camera for a beginner.

I currently have a Nizo 6080 and haven't had any luck shooting with it. Everything is always over exposed. Maybe its broken or maybe its me ? So i've decided i want to get a simpler super 8 camera. One that can take modern film such as Ektachrome 64T and Vision 200T without any problems.

Let the recommendations begin.

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#2 andy oliver

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:02 PM

Hi, your 6080 should expose 64t ok. I would look out for a canon 814xl-s, slightly cheaper than the 1014xl-s.
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#3 alexandros petin

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:08 AM

Hey Gencer Hassan!

Insist with that camera, study this forum and soon you ll start having great results!
Dont go for a simpler one, but before that make sure your camera functions properly.

And also heres a link where you can find the instructions manual of your camera in case you dont have it!

http://www.mondofoto.com/manuals/

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#4 Gencer Hassan

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:42 PM

I'm not sure the auto expose is working on it properly. Everything just comes out very white and only when there is little light does the film look ok. I tried the dial on the side but that didn't seem to make much difference. That's why i'm looking for another camera. One thats slightly simpler to use for a complete novice like me. Me and the 6080 just aren't getting on at the moment. Which is a shame really.
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#5 Alessandro Malfatti

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:18 PM

Maybe you know of a place where you could get that fixed, it would be a shame to throw away such a lovely camera...
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#6 Jean Beaudoin

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 09:21 PM

You have a great camera in your hands (the Nizo 6080) and if it overexposes your film
check the ring on the right hand side of the camera at the base below the lens:
there is a ring that can adjust the aperture of the auto-exposure.
Here is a link to the camera manual
http://www.duallcame...o_6080-6056.pdf
check page 20
This ring was designed to give the filmaker a range in
projection (brighter/darker). Put it back to zero or in the middle if you wish
and the exposure should then be correct with all of the Kodak stocks
(Plus-X, Tri-X, 64T, 200T and 500T). If not, you should have
your camera CLA (cleaned, lubed and aligned) and it will be perfect ! :lol:
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#7 Victor Mejia

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 09:54 PM

Could some one recommend a good super 8 camera for a beginner.

I currently have a Nizo 6080 and haven't had any luck shooting with it. Everything is always over exposed. Maybe its broken or maybe its me ? So i've decided i want to get a simpler super 8 camera. One that can take modern film such as Ektachrome 64T and Vision 200T without any problems.

Let the recommendations begin.

Thanks
Gencer


Get a Canon 518 Auto Zoom. It shoots 18 fps and 36fps (slow motion) and will expose any stock including 64T and 200 Negative film. You can probably buy one for 40$-60$ on eBay. Its big brother, 518 SV, is also a great camera. It has a few more features including 24fps.
Best,
Victor
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