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#1 ezgoo

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 04:44 PM

hi folks,

Just aqcuired a Super 8 camera. the Cinerex Synchro Sound 211 SL to be exact. I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with that unit and what kind of film I should be using. Very new to filming with actual film and I dont want to start spending serious money if I dont know what film to purchase. Here are the specs for the camera.

http://www.super8dat...nerex_xl211.htm

Another dumb question from a newbie is when I buy the film, say the kodak stock, does it come in a cartridge? yes I know youre laughing but it's an honest question. thanks

Any input is greatly appreciated.
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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 05:30 PM

hi folks,

Another dumb question from a newbie is when I buy the film, say the kodak stock, does it come in a cartridge? yes I know youre laughing but it's an honest question. thanks

Any input is greatly appreciated.



I would call Kodak and get a few rolls of Tri-x reversal to try out, and yes they come in the cartridge.


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#3 Miguel Loredo

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:22 AM

I would call Kodak and get a few rolls of Tri-x reversal to try out, and yes they come in the cartridge.


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Sorry, but that camera cannot expose correctly the Tri-X, unless you modify the cartridge filter notch to trick the camera.

film speed: auto for 25/40 and 100/160 ASA only (daylight/tungsten)

You can shoot with any "100 D" reversal film (Kodak Ektachrome 100D, Kodak Plus-X...) and also with Vision2 200T negative film with great results.
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#4 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 03:37 PM

Sorry, but that camera cannot expose correctly the Tri-X, unless you modify the cartridge filter notch to trick the camera.

film speed: auto for 25/40 and 100/160 ASA only (daylight/tungsten)

You can shoot with any "100 D" reversal film (Kodak Ektachrome 100D, Kodak Plus-X...) and also with Vision2 200T negative film with great results.



Sorry ! you can still order Plus-X from Kodak I suggest reversal B&W to do a camera check because it is inexpensive and you can just project it to test.

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