Autom B function on Nizo 801

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Autom B function on Nizo 801

Post by chow ah beng » Tue May 14, 2002 11:01 pm

Hi, can anybody tell me something about the 'autom B' function on Nizo 801? Is it the same as the 'B' function in still camera where you can expose frames up to several seconds? If so, how can I do it?

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Re: Autom B function on Nizo 801

Post by cameraguy » Wed May 15, 2002 12:43 am

chow ah beng wrote:Hi, can anybody tell me something about the 'autom B' function on Nizo 801? Is it the same as the 'B' function in still camera where you can expose frames up to several seconds? If so, how can I do it?
Yes, its the same. All you do is lock open the shutter by moving the red variable shutter lever until you lock it all the way to the right. Now your frame is being exposed until you advance to another frame. In auto B the camera will decide the exposure and run the camera in conjunction with the time lapse circuit exposing frames itself up to one minute long i believe.

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Post by supa8 » Tue Feb 18, 2003 1:19 pm

actually, about nizo cameras, a specialist told me that nizo 481, 561, 801 models were useless because the photo cells (light meters) were all fucked, and if they weren't they were getting very very old.
They work with 1.35V batteries but no spare parts can be found any longer.
i got a nizo 561 and a 481 myself and what happened was that the auto exposure would not work because the lightmeter was defect, which makes the camera quite useless.
Or maybe there's a way to fix that problem. does anybody know?

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Post by jessh » Wed Feb 19, 2003 1:33 am

supa8 wrote:actually, about nizo cameras, a specialist told me that nizo 481, 561, 801 models were useless because the photo cells (light meters) were all fucked, and if they weren't they were getting very very old.
as long as it will still work independent of the lightmeter (manually setting it of course) I would still see a use for them and I would love to have one.

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Post by Lunar07 » Wed Feb 19, 2003 3:59 pm

supa8 wrote:actually, about nizo cameras, a specialist told me that nizo 481, 561, 801 models were useless because the photo cells (light meters) were all fucked, and if they weren't they were getting very very old.
They work with 1.35V batteries but no spare parts can be found any longer.
I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that the 801 works with 1.5 AA size batteries.
i got a nizo 561 and a 481 myself and what happened was that the auto exposure would not work because the lightmeter was defect, which makes the camera quite useless.
Or maybe there's a way to fix that problem. does anybody know?
Switch to manual and use a light meter.

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Post by Lunar07 » Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:35 pm

Lunar07 wrote:
supa8 wrote:actually, about nizo cameras, a specialist told me that nizo 481, 561, 801 models were useless because the photo cells (light meters) were all fucked, and if they weren't they were getting very very old.
They work with 1.35V batteries but no spare parts can be found any longer.
I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that the 801 works with 1.5 AA size batteries.

sorry, I see now what you meant. you are talking about the light meter batteries.

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Post by mIke » Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:58 pm

Situation is that you should be able operating the automatic B without doubled 1,3(5)V.
On the other hand and unfortunately, at the popular S-series-silverbodies you can not move the iris without the mentioned 2 extra cells.
Mike

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Post by Guest » Wed Feb 19, 2003 5:20 pm

mIke wrote:Situation is that you should be able operating the automatic B without doubled 1,3(5)V.
On the other hand and unfortunately, at the popular S-series-silverbodies you can not move the iris without the mentioned 2 extra cells.
Mike
Even in manual mode?

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Post by Lunar07 » Wed Feb 19, 2003 7:10 pm

mIke wrote:Situation is that you should be able operating the automatic B without doubled 1,3(5)V.
On the other hand and unfortunately, at the popular S-series-silverbodies you can not move the iris without the mentioned 2 extra cells.
Mike
Mike -
I do not have any S series Nizo, but I am curious now: are you saying that iris can not be moved without these 2 extra cells even when camera is switched to manual?

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Re: Autom B function on Nizo 801

Post by mIke » Wed Feb 19, 2003 7:37 pm

Hi again

Without the button cells supplying approx. 2,7 V the iris auto AND manual function wont work. Aperture is then fixed to minimal value (F 1.8 for most models). The latter is usually desired in available light circumstances when Auto B is an option.
OK then?

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Re: Autom B function on Nizo 801

Post by Lunar07 » Wed Feb 19, 2003 7:49 pm

mIke wrote:Hi again

Without the button cells supplying approx. 2,7 V the iris auto AND manual function wont work. Aperture is then fixed to minimal value (F 1.8 for most models). The latter is usually desired in available light circumstances when Auto B is an option.
OK then?
I do not know! But this whole deal seems to be some bad faulty design.

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