New to Super8 with Agfa Moviexoom
Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:57 PM
Looking forward very much to shooting some B&W super 8. Any "must know" advice to a new user? Great forum btw!
R.J. (Wash DC)
Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:16 AM
How are things working out with your Movexoom 10 ?
I just got hold of such a camera myself (and I'm also new to super-8 filmmaking)
But I'm wondering about what film stocks one might use with this camera.
The K40 is not easy to get to anymore, and it doesn't take Ektachrome 64T does it ?
I'm thinking about filming a lot of black & white as well, Plus-X and Tri-X (if this is possible).
Have you experimented with your camera ?
I would be happy to hear about your experiences...
Agfa greetings from Karl.
Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:27 PM
For example, if you load tri-x, you get an accurate reading. You now know what Plus X SHOULD be (1 stop difference) so see what the Plus X reading gives you, compare that to what it should be, and you know how far it is "out". Adjust accordingly.
That feels muddled. Hope it helps.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 12:59 PM
Your information helped a lot!
You are correct about the Movexoom, it has got only one notch, placed at 0,5 inches from the gate, so according to your theory (and the notch ruler) this camera can read
Tungsten 160 and Daylight 100 in addition to the K40. (?)
Am I right about this ?
So this would mean that the Tri-X , being a daylight 200 and tungsten 160 film can be used in the movexoom ONLY as tungsten (the camera switched to tungsten and no filters applied)
With other film stocks I would have to use the manual override in order to get the right exposure...,
and then perhaps try to use film stocks with an ASA-level close to either 160 Tungsten, 100 Daylight or 40 Daylight.(?)
I found some information from agfa that the movexoom 10 reads
Daylight 15 and 21 DIN which is ...25 and 100 ASA
Tungsten 17 and 23 DIn which is...40(?) and 160 (?) ASA
Would this mean that I also could use a 100 ASA film (without manual exposure) such as Plus-X ?
(Plus X 100 daylight, 80 tungsten)
Am I on the right track here or am I totally in the dark ?
All first aid is welcomed!, thanks...
Perhaps even I will grasp this one day, but then..perhaps not...?