Super 8 shutter speeds?
Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:11 PM
I just got an Argus 802 super 8 camera, it's pretty basic and automatic, but you can set your aperture.. I know that it captures at 18 fps and I was wondering if there was any way that I could find the shutter speed that it runs so that I can light accordingly without having to do capture tests.
Thanks so much guys,
All the best,
Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:40 PM
On top of that, that bright viewfinder is a result of diverting some of the light from the film plane to the eyepiece. I don't know the exact amount of loss but I think 1/2 to 2/3's of a stop is a safe estimate to make.
Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:04 PM
Hi Ross, I don't know the exact shutter speed. However as a general guide, the shutter angle is around 180 degrees for 18 fps for most super-8 cameras. If the camera says XL on it, then the shutter angle is usually between 190 degrees and 220 degrees.
Thanks! I should really just do a bracket exposure test with a controlled light setting... but it should be about 1/30s-1/36s
that helps a lot!
Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:34 AM
Remember, if a tungsten based film is loaded in the super 8 camera in daylight with the 85 filter engaged, set the film's effective daylight asa setting on the stills meter. For example, if you're using Ektachrome 64T, set 40asa on the stills meter. And if you're using this film in artificial lighting without the filter, then you would set 64asa.