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#1 Nikola Dulgiarov

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:59 AM

Greetings from Bulgaria,
I really hope that this is the right forum for such a question :)
Hi,
Today I made my first analog-cinematography-related equipment - a Braun Nizo S560. I've been into analog photography, mainly large format, for three years now, but I have had no experience with film movies. A long story short, I got this camera for $10, along with a developing tank and reels. As for the related equipment, I'm working on it, there's a lot of second-hand projectors and old film here in Bulgaria.
Anyhow, I digress. Once I put batteries in the camera (both for the film drive and the meter) and flicked the main switch, the camera began shooting and rolling for several seconds, then stopped. When I pressed the trigger below the lens just once, the same thing happened - the camera ran for several seconds and the stopped. Not knowing anything about the various knobs and dials at the moment, I flicked what I later discovered to be the continuous running switch. Upon returning it in its position, I turned the main switch on and the camera began filming, but this time it didn't stop after a period of time. Pressing the trigger did nothing to change that.
As far as I understand, I've done something wrong when adjusting the settings. I’ve set the camera to some sort of "deafult" now. Exposure is on automatic, the intervalometer is set to auto, frame rate is 18fps, daylight filter( the sun mark). Now, every time that I turn on the main switch, the camera begins rolling, and I can't stop it unless I switch it back off. I don't have a super8 cartrige yet, so all tests were done without any film in the cam.
I'll be happy to hear from someone on this, I got very excited about shooting film, as it's been a dream of mine in the past months. I apologize for the bad English, and I hope you could hel me :)
PS: There are NO repairshops nearby that can fix super8 cameras. So I’m looking forward to receiving some constructive answers :)
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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:45 AM

It's always helpful to provide at least one photo of the camera in which all of the dials and buttons can be viewed. It's also helpful to put the knobs and dials and switches into the position that either starts the camera, or shuts it off.
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#3 Nikola Dulgiarov

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

No problem http://issuu.com/fil...0-s800-brochure
on the second page of this brouchure is a picture of the camera with its controls explained
The camera controls are set as desrcibed in its manual which I called a default in my first post
Nick
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#4 Ryan Peck

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

Nick,

 

did you ever get this problem resolved? I ask because I am having the exact same problem with my Nizo 800. Please let me know and thanks!

ryan


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#5 Mike Brooks

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 09:40 PM

As I understand, the red continuous running switch is on when pulled to the far right (front) of the camera, and off when to the left or back of the camera.  Wonder if is broken?


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