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#1 sophia olsson

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 05:37 AM

One little question now when I´m going to shoot my first film on Super 8 with a Nizo (brown) 1 camera:

Do I have to keep my eye close to the viewfinder when shooting to prevent light getting in on the film or is it safe even if the viewfinder isn´t covered (which I really hope, regarding the pictures we would like to shoot)?

Hoping for answers and thank you!

Best regards,
/Lisa
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#2 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 03:40 PM

I don't have a Nizo, but a few of my cameras have a switch that closes the eye piece and avoids backlight exposing the film. otherwise, you can throw a rag over the eye piece.
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Posted 25 July 2005 - 05:16 AM

Thank you, that sounds good!

I think I´ll just throw a rag over my head while shooting so I don´t have to keep my eye close to the eyepiece all of the time :) That should work.
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#4 Matt Pacini

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:29 PM

A lot of cameras have that switch, but I wouldn't be paranoid about it.
Although you ARE supposed to have the vf covered somehow, honestly, I've back off many, many times, and never noticed anything wrong with my footage, so I don't think it's going to be the difference between having beautiful footage and ruined footage.
Best idea: SHOOT TESTS and see for yourself.

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