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#1 Gordon C

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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.
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#2 Ryan Ball

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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.
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#3 Gordon C

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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!
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#4 Richard Tuohy

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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
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