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Canon 814 XL Electronic and Tri-X 200/160 ASA


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#1 J Artent

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:48 AM

Hi,

I'm having no luck determining whether my Canon 814 XL Electronic is likely to 'read' a Tri-X Cartridge rated at 200/160 ASA as either 200 or 160. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

Hi J Artent,
No super 8 camera will read a cartridge as 200 asa as there is no 200 asa as there is no 200 asa notch specification for super 8 cartridges - either for daylight or for tungsten. Super 8 cameras will either read Tri-X as either 160 or 250 asa, depending on how sophisticated the notch reading system is. This camera has a full set of speed detectors, so it will rate Tri-x as 250 asa.
Hope that helps,
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#3 Miguel Loredo

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

Richard is right: Desite the film itself is 200ASA there is no such notch in the Super8 system and 160 is used instead. Your Canon 814 camera can cope automatically with all the filmstocks, if that was your question. So point and shoot with no worries.
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#4 J Artent

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

Thanks so much for your responses. Very helpful! :)

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#5 zachary sala

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

this should help if you want to mess with your exposure

http://super8wiki.co...enotchruler.jpg
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