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#1 Rob Wilton

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:19 PM

Dear all,

Im shooting a short film with the Beaulieu 4008 zmII, and I dont have anytime for testing unfortunately!! Never a good situation....

Im very confused as to the metal plate that slides in and controls the 85 filter.
There is no indication on the camera what the filter does, and the instruction manual is very cryptic about it too.

My question is simply, when I slide in the metal plate, do I cancel the 85 filter, or do I enable it?
(The camera doesnt respond in terms of colour change in the viewfinder or lightmeter change either, even though it should???)

thanks for you help

kind regards

Rob Wilton
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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:52 PM

Hi Rob,

The Beaulieu 4008 always has a filter behind the shutter.

When the metal plate is not inserted, an orange 85 filter is in the light path for shooting in daylight with tungsten balanced film. When the metal plate is left out, a neutral clear filter is in the light path for shooting under tungsten lighting.

You will not see any change in the viewfinder because the filter is located behind the mirror shutter.

Cheers,
Jean-Louis
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