Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:16 PM
you probalby should have posted this in the Super 8 forum. Not to worry though. The Super 8 Database doesn't have information about this particular model camera's film speed choices. However, if, as you say, the camera's manual does indeed say speed ratings 'between' 40/25 and 160/100, that would mean it can read 40, 64, 100, 160 Tungsten and 25, 40, 64 and 100 Daylight. Specifically, this means you can use Ektachrome 100d (reversal, ie a 'positive' film). You could also use the Vision 3 200T colour negative film. To use Tri-X black and white film, you would need to insert a screw in the movie light screw hole. It is a long story to explain why, but I'll try to reduce it and if you don't follow it, don't worry, just do as I say. Tri-X is in a daylight cartridge - that means there is no filter notch cut into the cartridge. If you insert tri-x in your camera, it will be read as a 100 asa daylight film. That is a 1 stop over expose which is too much for reversal film (but fine for negative film like the vision 3 200T colour). By inserting the movie light screw in the camera, the camera will now give readings based on the Tungsten speeds, rather than the daylight speeds. This means it will rate the Tri-X at 160 which is acceptable.
good luck with it,