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#1 Andy Kugler

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 12:11 PM

What is the preferred filtration system for super 8? B&W, Cokin, Wratten? How does it affect exposure? Any help is appreciated.

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 12:41 PM

Hi,

Most of the super-8 camers I've seen have fairly fast, read physically large, lenses. The Chinon camera I have would require a 4x4 mattebox, but it isn't internal focus, so you'd have to rig some kind of rod system - which would likely be a custom build, as the only mounting screw is in the bottom of the handgrip, in completely the wrong place.

If your camera is internal focus, that's a lot easier.

As for exposure - well, if you use through-the-lens metering, it should compensate automatically, but obviously anything else will depend on the filter.

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#3 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 01:40 PM

I like using a Kenko technical filter holder and Wratten gels with my super8 camera.
This seems like the least cumbersome way to go.
Rods and a mattebox seem to weigh as much as the camera and slows things down.
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