Jump to content


Photo

Exposure settings


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Gordon C

Gordon C
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 27 posts
  • Other

Posted 12 August 2008 - 09:16 PM

Hi, I just got a Sankyo LXL 250 super 8 camera. Can I use Ektachrome 64t, the vision 2; 200t, and the Vision 2; 500t speed film with it? In the manual it mentioned that the camera has a built in filter A.
  • 0

#2 Ryan Ball

Ryan Ball
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 74 posts
  • Director
  • Los Angels

Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:13 PM

If your camera has manual exposure control, you can use any Super 8 cartridges. The automatic exposure may not work with certain stocks. Check your manual. It should give you a range of ASAs it can auto expose. Some go up to 250. With some stocks, you may have to use an external meter or do some math while exposing manually.
  • 0

#3 Gordon C

Gordon C
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 27 posts
  • Other

Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:32 PM

Film sensitivity
(1) ASA 40, 160 (Type A film),
(2) ASA 25, 100 (Daylight film)
(3) Film sensitivity is automatically set by cartridge

Filter
(1) Built-in Kodak Type 85 filter.
(2) Built-in filter can be brought out of place through the movie light spocket for improved exposure sensitivity.
(3) Dia. of external filter:55mm.

Kodachrome is out of production and it is harder to get each day. I want to use Ecktachrome!
  • 0

#4 Richard Tuohy

Richard Tuohy
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 482 posts
  • Other
  • Daylesford, Australia

Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:52 PM

Film sensitivity
(1) ASA 40, 160 (Type A film),
(2) ASA 25, 100 (Daylight film)
(3) Film sensitivity is automatically set by cartridge

Filter
(1) Built-in Kodak Type 85 filter.
(2) Built-in filter can be brought out of place through the movie light spocket for improved exposure sensitivity.
(3) Dia. of external filter:55mm.

Kodachrome is out of production and it is harder to get each day. I want to use Ecktachrome!

Hi there,
if the camera still works as intended then on auto exposure it will over expose 64t ektachrome by 2/3rds of a stop. But only by shooting a test will you know for sure. It is just as likely to give any other result given its age, so shoot a test and see ... maybe its o.k.
But according to the specifications, you can use 100d ektachrome on auto. You can also use vision 200 on auto ... the camera will expose it as 160 (if working correctly!!). That is fine. No, you shouldn't use 500t on auto as this camera will expose it as 160.
So shoot a test roll with ektachrome 64 and gauge what the meter is doing. If you shoot a test carefully, you could then use the results to know how to set the meter on manual for other asa speeds.
cheers
richard
  • 0


Visual Products

Rig Wheels Passport

rebotnix Technologies

Metropolis Post

The Slider

FJS International, LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineTape

Tai Audio

Glidecam

Technodolly

Wooden Camera

Paralinx LLC

Ritter Battery

Abel Cine

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

CineLab

Aerial Filmworks

Willys Widgets

Metropolis Post

FJS International, LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Willys Widgets

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

CineTape

Visual Products

Abel Cine

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Paralinx LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Tai Audio

Aerial Filmworks

Ritter Battery

Glidecam

Technodolly

rebotnix Technologies

The Slider

CineLab

Wooden Camera