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#1 Carlos Rubin

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:25 PM

Hi,
I'm new to this and to complete...I don't write very good english. I just bought a Canon 814XL-S today and some film. One of thse films was TRI - X. According to camera specifications, it does not handle 200 ASA so I don't know if I should change my order to Plus-X...I want it for daylight

I also bought 64T and I want to buy Vision 500 negative film...here again, the camera does not handle the ASA so I was wondering if I can use it or not....a little help will be very appreciated..

Thanks a lot
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#2 david savetsky

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:46 PM

You have a sound camera and you want to shoot outdoors .Is that correct?
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#3 Carlos Rubin

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 11:24 PM

yeap...
I want to use 500T and Tri-X

Thanks a lot!


You have a sound camera and you want to shoot outdoors .Is that correct?


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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:48 AM

Hi,
I'm new to this and to complete...I don't write very good english. I just bought a Canon 814XL-S today and some film. One of thse films was TRI - X. According to camera specifications, it does not handle 200 ASA so I don't know if I should change my order to Plus-X...I want it for daylight

I also bought 64T and I want to buy Vision 500 negative film...here again, the camera does not handle the ASA so I was wondering if I can use it or not....a little help will be very appreciated..

Thanks a lot
Carlos


That's a fine camera. It will read 500 negative as 400, resulting in slight over-exposure - not a problem with negative film. Tri-X will also be read close-enough for good results.

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#5 Carlos Rubin

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:46 AM

That's a fine camera. It will read 500 negative as 400, resulting in slight over-exposure - not a problem with negative film. Tri-X will also be read close-enough for good results.

Rick



Hi Rick,
thanks for your response. I'm buying an external 85 filter (probably the 85B) to use with the 500T....I guess that with the Tri-X I can use it as daylight without filter...right?

Thanks a lot for your help.
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#6 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:26 PM

I guess that with the Tri-X I can use it as daylight without filter...right?



That's right
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#7 Paul Bruening

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:44 PM

Hey Rick,

Can't he use that 85B to make his skies pop on Tri-X? Do I remember that correctly? We used an orange filter on Dead by Sunrise and the clouds really stood out from the darkened blue skies.
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#8 Carlos Rubin

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 06:11 PM

That's right
Rick


Thanks for your advice!....Merry Chiristmas to all!
Carlos :)
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#9 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 06:20 PM

Hello Carlos,
since you didn't mention it, I thought I would make sure you understood that all super 8 cameras already have an 85 filter built in to them. If you are going to use an external 85b filter, make sure you switch off the camera's own internal 85 filter or you will have double filtering.
cheers,
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#10 Carlos Rubin

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 06:18 PM

Hello Carlos,
since you didn't mention it, I thought I would make sure you understood that all super 8 cameras already have an 85 filter built in to them. If you are going to use an external 85b filter, make sure you switch off the camera's own internal 85 filter or you will have double filtering.
cheers,
richard


Hi Richard,
thanks...yes I know...I'll be reading a lot...I bought the "Don Diego Book" (really great!) and I have all the SMALL FORMAT and Super8 Filmaking magazines....I'm getting crazy with so much informaton..I'm a creative director and photographer that used to shoot super 8 as a hobbie a loonnnnnggggg time ago. Here, all the people we hire are shooting with the RED because the clients does not have big budgets for film anymore and the savings are a 20% more or less. I shoot little things with a Canon Mark 11 but I've reading a lot about the sper 8 wedding business in LA and other places and I think it's a great idea.... I want to try it here (word of mouth at the beginning) to see what happens...people does not get it when I talk about it but when they see something done in Super 8, they just fall in love!!...let see what happens...

Saludos and thanks again for your advice!!
Carlos
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