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#1 Christian Nelson

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:40 PM

I have had a Sankyo Xl-420 for awhile now and haven't really had the chance to use it other than running one cartridge through it. I was wondering if anyone has used one in the past and if they had any pointers on films that work well with it. I have searched around and haven't been able to find a lot of info on this camera (most is for the Xl-620). Any helpful advice on the camera would be appreciated.
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#2 Maurizio Di Cintio

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:03 PM

To the best of my knowledge basically it is the same as model XL-620, except for the lans, which should have a 4x magnification ratio and the camera lacks a Lap-dissolve facility.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:47 PM

The SANKYO XL-420 Supertronic camera is a nice portable slim sound or silent Super 8mm camera. It offers manual exposure control, and since the camera's light meter is designed only to read the previous ASA/ISO 40 KODACHROME and ASA/ISO 160 EKTACHROME films, you'll have to use manual exposure setting for most films. You can still shoot TRI-X 7266 automatically, since exposing it at ISO 160 is close enough for most users. I do suggest finding an owner's manual for it, as even one tip of help that can avoid a major mistake, will save time and film costs.
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