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#1 Dave Span

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:30 AM

I,m new to the analog filming and super 8 ,and before a ruin a film .. want to check things out first

 

i have a canon 310XL  where the lightmeter is not after the lens, but on top of the cam , this cam ver sensitive to light lens f-1.0   

 

 i want to use it outside, i,m gone need a ND filter, but,the lightmeter does,t go through the ND... hmm ,for the right metering do i haven to put the ND filter also in front of the light meter ?

 

also i want to buy a canon 814xl that,s having the 9 frames options,so i got longer filming time,..are there many trade offs with this ,i don,t care if it,s gets more noise..  any thing else ? mayby footage goes fast on projector, but my plan is to slow it down in  the edit

 

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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:40 AM

This camera will only meter films up to 160ISO correctly and these would be alright outside without an ND. There's no manual adjustment so you can't use faster films. But yes, if you did need to use ND, you would have to put it on the meter window as well.

9fps is not fast enough for the normal rendering of movement.


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#3 Ian Payne

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:18 AM

The canon 310xl uses a nd4 filter only, then when on use pull the red tab up on the front top, which compensates for the lost light. It's not necessary to use the filter in daylight but helps with faster film.
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#4 Dave Span

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:29 AM

Thanks for the replys    i,bought this week-end also a Canon 814-XL ,better light meter through the lens ,and warning for overexpose,also more manual control

 

a want to use the 814xl with tri-x film  ...any tips   what or not to do


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:15 AM

Make sure all the settings on the 814 are all set on normal and shoot at 18 frames per second. Since you are inexperienced with film I would let the camera make the exposure decisions for now. Don't under estimate the 310xl. If you have a good one the films are great.
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#6 Dave Span

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:23 AM

I want to buy a wide conversion lens for my 814XL super8 cam ,any suggestions

 

i thought of this one...any good ..works?

 

 

WC-DC58B

 

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#7 Dave Span

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:01 AM

from canon       canon WC-DC58B


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#8 Miguel Loredo

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:30 AM

This camera will only meter films up to 160ISO correctly and these would be alright outside without an ND. There's no manual adjustment so you can't use faster films. But yes, if you did need to use ND, you would have to put it on the meter window as well.

9fps is not fast enough for the normal rendering of movement.

 

The Canon 310XL can handle 40/160 & 250 actually


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