Re: [Frameworks] Can my super 8 cameras read different ASA's?

From: jeanne LIOTTA (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Dec 15 2010 - 10:58:27 PST

dude check out the wonderful world of wiki!!!! The Super8 WIKI is a treasure
trove. Por ejemplo, here's the page on new stocks for old cameras:

have fun!!

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Kevin Timmins <email suppressed>wrote:

> I have used both my super 8 cameras over the past few years without
> worrying to much about film speed or f-stops and my film has always come out
> pretty good. However lately I've been paying more attention to how my little
> super 8 cams operate and I have some questions which hopefully someone can
> shed some light on.
> Is my Nizo 481 marco and my Canon 514XL-S capable of reading the full range
> of asa's? I've read that some camera's only recognize the standard speeds of
> 40 and 160 asa and are thus under or over exposed when using ektachrome 64t.
> Most the time I film with automatic exposure enabled, with ektachrome 64t
> cartridges, and with the daylight setting on (tungsten filter disabled).
> Have I been filming correctly or do I need to change my operation for better
> results?
> For example should I be filming on tungsten or the daylight setting when
> indoors and outdoors? Also, say if I were to change my exposure manually how
> much would I have to shift the f-stop? For example if my light meter is
> telling me the light entering the camera is 5.6.... what do I change it to
> for correct exposure?
> Thanks
> Kevin
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