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by alexmuir
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Beaulieu MAR 8G lens
Replies: 0
Views: 1437

Beaulieu MAR 8G lens

I have just acquired a Beaulieu Standard 8 camera with the zoom lens. The lens, however, is a bit loose. It doesn't seem to be interchangeable, but it is not tightly mounted to the body. Does anyone have experience of this camera? Is there a way of tightening the lens? The spring motor winds and run...
by alexmuir
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: My Super 8 short-film
Replies: 1
Views: 2285

Re: My Super 8 short-film

I thought I was going to see a film, but it was just a fundraiser advert......?
by alexmuir
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6
Replies: 11
Views: 4410

Re: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6

I'm by no means an expert, but the film speed seems to be read by the camera separately from the film type i.e. daylight or artificial. This camera doesn't have the sensor for the film type, so the cartridge notch for that reading has no effect. If it did have a reader, the Wittner cartridge would p...
by alexmuir
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6
Replies: 11
Views: 4410

Re: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6

Some cameras have a device in the film chamber that disengages the filter when a daylight film is loaded. This is separate from the sensor that reads the film speed. It is activated by a different notch on the cartridge. There are only two settings, filter in or out. With the D6, you have to use the...
by alexmuir
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6
Replies: 11
Views: 4410

Re: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6

The chart from the link covers both D6 and D10 cameras. Although the D6 has the stated film speed range, it has a stepped sensor which reads a certain value from the cartridge notches. The problem is that it was designed to work with the film speeds available when the camera was current. It may not ...
by alexmuir
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6
Replies: 11
Views: 4410

Re: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6

I also have this camera, and hope you get some informative replies. I tried the Wittner UN54 cartridge in it, with filter retracted, and it was under exposed. I am told it is notched 100D, so the same as your Ektachrome. I think it must read that as 160 ASA. I hope someone knows the answer! Alex Sen...
by alexmuir
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Wittner 54 Super 8 cartridge.
Replies: 2
Views: 2530

Re: Wittner 54 Super 8 cartridge.

hi, the WITTNER B+W 54 Super 8 cartridges are notched 100D. No filter notch, no conversion filter in the camera should be enabled. I guess your D6 camera did misinterpret the notch as 160 asa -> yielding underexposure. Next time you may use the D10 only or set exposure on D6 camera manually (if pos...
by alexmuir
Fri May 20, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Wittner 54 Super 8 cartridge.
Replies: 2
Views: 2530

Wittner 54 Super 8 cartridge.

Hi. I'm new here, and have question for more experienced members. I would like to know if the Wittner 54 cartridge is designed to leave the conversion filter in or out. It would also be helpful to know if the film speed notch is calibrated for 125 ASA, or 100. I understand the film should be rated a...