Hey all, hoping someone can give me some advice.
I've just purchased my first super 8 camera...a Nizo 801 Macro.
I shot my first film on it over the last few days whilst in Namibia.
I've read everywhere that shooting at 24fps I should get a run time of around 2.5 minutes but as I was shooting I realised it was going down way faster. I was shooting 24fps the whole time.
Ive just tested the camera without any film in and my run times going by the dial are:
18fps 1.38 mins
24fps 1.08 mins
50fps 0.34 mins
Has anyone else had this issue?
Is there a fault with the camera?
Will the motor run quicker when there is no film in it?
I also realised after getting back that I had 1.2v AA batteries loaded rather than 1.5v AA's that the user manual recommends.
Also I had 1.5v light meter batteries rather than 1.3v whilst shooting in Namibia. Though when testing the motor I had changed them to 1.3v batteries.
Ive just sent off the film for processing so hoping something comes out.
Would really appreciate if anyone can shed some light on this!