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#1 Brian Welsh

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:50 AM

Hi all

I am shooting my first scenes for a film on super 8 tommorow in Turkey. I have flown over with the camera, plenty of stock, equipment. I've spent time casting, finding stunning locations, spent a tonne of cash I don't have only to find out the film stocks I have aren't compatible with my camera.

Please excuse my ignorance as I now realise this is common knowledge:-

The camera I have is the Yashica Sound 50 XL Macro. The stock I have is 64T EKTACHROME and Vision2 200T.

With the 64T stock I now understand that many older cameras will expose it as if it is either 40ASA or 160ASA does anyone know what that figure is for this particular yashica model?

The camera has a switchable nuetral density filter on the side. Can I utilise this to correct the aperture? (It has 4, 2, 1X, 1/2)

Also will I have any difficulties with the 200T stock?

Is this the disaster movie it feels like or can I salvage something to take home with me?

Many thanks

P.S. the scenes will be shot in super bright sunlight.
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#2 Keneu Luca

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:21 AM

Please excuse my ignorance as I now realise this is common knowledge:-


It sure is.

You need to use a digital light meter and expose your shots manually, rather than use the automatic function of the camera.
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#3 Jim Carlile

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 02:23 AM

The 200T will be fine, the 64T will be off either way, at most a little more than a stop underexposed, not suicidal with films nowadays. More likely it will be read at ASA 40.

Miracles can be done with transfers these days, so don't worry. I'd be more concerned about the camera itself lasting-- the film will be fine.
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