Ektachrome 100D help!

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Ektachrome 100D help!

Post by Saerdna » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:33 am

I have never shot super 8 before, but am about to shoot some rolls of Ektachrome 100D on a Nizo 481 camera. I am a bit confused - can anyone tell me if the settings should be left on indoor or outdoor lighting? And if there is anything else to watch out for?

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Re: Ektachrome 100D help!

Post by CinemanUK » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:26 pm

I have a Nizo 561 Macro, but I suspect that there is no material difference on the exposure control system.

There is some information on the web which suggests that when using daylight film one should set the exposure control to "tungsten" in order to remove the internal 85 filter. However, this is not so with Nizo cameras. The exposure control should be set to "daylight" and the camera will then expose correctly. If you follow the advice I refer to above and set the exposure control to "tungsten" you will find that although the filter will be removed, the camera reads the daylight speed as 160ASA and your film will then be badly under-exposed.

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Re: Ektachrome 100D help!

Post by Saerdna » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:47 am

Thanks for your reply! So if I set the lighting to outdoors it should expose correctly - but what about the colors? Won't they be wrong then?

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Re: Ektachrome 100D help!

Post by CinemanUK » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:00 pm

The Nizo 561, and I believe the 481, detects that the Ektachrome 100D cartridge does not have a filter notch and so removes the internal 85 filter automatically.

If the exposure switch on the camera is set to "daylight", the camera will then read the film speed notching on the cartridge as 100ASA. The film will then be exposed as 100ASA daylight with the internal 85 filter removed.

If. however, the exposure switch is set to "tungsten", the filter notching on the film cartridge will will again be read as "daylight" and the internal 85 filter will be removed. However, the camera will expose the film as 160ASA which will mean that the film will be underexposed exposed by 2/3 of a stop.

So, set the exposure switch to "daylight" and the camera will automatically remove the internal 85 filter and will expose the film as 100ASA.

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Re: Ektachrome 100D help!

Post by Saerdna » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:09 am

That's great advice - thank you!

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Re: Ektachrome 100D help!

Post by Saerdna » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:25 pm

Ok - just one more question :) I just bought some 1.5 v batteries for the camera. Do you know if they are gonna cause me trouble setting the exposure right? Can I still use both the automatic and manual exposure? I heard that the batteries used to have a lower voltage. Thanks, you are slowly but surely becoming my Yoda!

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Re: Ektachrome 100D help!

Post by retrogrouch » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:31 pm

1.5s are too powerful. Go to the drugstore and get zinc-air hearing aid batteries, which are 1.35. Their is no perfect size, so just get one that is a little smaller than you need. I use a thin strip of styrene, rolled into a spiral arround the outside of the battery as an adapter. Good luck

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