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#1 Carl Conrad

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

I just got Canon Auto Zoom 518 SV and some brand new Super 8 Film & Processing Trix Super 8-66

(http://www.pro8mm.co...gory_Code=S8flm) film to go with it.

 

This camera included the case, and a small metal tool for something (no manual was included so I am not sure what this is) I was wondering what I had to do to properly expose this film with the light meter (which seems to work fine)? And some tips and tricks on how to use this Super 8 camera!

 

Thanks a lot!!

 

 

 


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#2 Joerg Polzfusz

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:12 PM

Hi,

that "metal tool" is most likely the filter key:
http://apecity.com/m...ra_brochure.pdf

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#3 Joerg Polzfusz

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:20 PM

There's an English manual for the 518 without "SV" (predecessor of your camera with some minor differences) on super8aid:
http://www.super8aid.net/
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#4 Carl Conrad

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

Gotcha it is a filter cancelation key. Now should I keep that in for this film (I think it is repackaged Kodak tri-x ISO 200) because I read somewhere on this forum that someone kept it on and the film was very underexposed! I don't think it was the same film though!
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#5 David Cunningham

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

You definitely want to make sure the filter is removed for trix. Exposure should be automatic, but be very careful not to back light anything or over expose. This will blow out your picture as trix has pretty much no latitude.
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#6 Carl Conrad

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

It says in the manual for the Canon 518 SV (I found the manual for this camera) quote "When using black and white or daylight type color, the CCA filter is automatically cancelled with the insertion of the film cartridge." Does this mean that I do not have to keep the key in the camera every time I use it? 


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#7 Joerg Polzfusz

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:36 AM

Yes, when the automatism is still working correctly, then you don't need to use the key. When your camera shows the "calculated" f-stop you can simply test this by mounting the camera onto a tripod. Without any film or with tungsten-balanced-colour-film inserting the key should have an obvious impact on the f-stop. With b&w- or daylight-balanced-colour-film, the key should have no impact.

Edited by Joerg Polzfusz, 16 July 2013 - 07:39 AM.

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