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  1. Usually there is a filter pin inside the camera. If there is one present it should disengage the #85 filter when a daylight cart is inserted. For example, if your shooting with the new Ekachrome color reversal, and insert the cart the pin, if present, will push the filter out. You can experiment by looking through the lens, and push the pin at the same time.
  2. You could also try Ektachrome 100D color reversal, and see how your camera responds. This is a beautiful stock projected on the big screen. It does seem to like more light than it's recommended 100 ASA box speed. I tend to expose it at 80 ASA with good results. At box speed it's a bit too dark and not as sharp. The new 7294 is almost grain-less compared to the Ektachrome it replaced. Plus the colors projected are very vivid and accurate.
  3. Thanks Mark! The reason I ask is someone mentioned that in order to activate the auto-exposure in this camera, you must first load it with film. I've shot enough Super 8 through the years, with various cameras, and all of them worked without film. I would assume if this is the case with the Zeiss then there must be a way to turn this on without a cartridge loaded. Another words there must be some sort of lever inside the film chamber? I will have to investigate when the camera arrives.
  4. I know this is a pretty old post but I have a quick question for anyone that can answer it. I recently purchased a Ziess Ikon MS8 from Germany. The camera itself hasn't arrived, but I'm wondering about the auto-exposure. Does the auto-exposure work as soon as batteries are inserted? Or does a film cart need to be loaded for the auto-exposure to work? I'd assume the f-stops are visible in the viewfinder. Also can one manual push a button in the film chamber to activate the auto-exposure? I'll want to see if that is working once the camera arrives. Thanks in advance!
  5. I've shot about 6 rolls of the new Ektachrome and can tell you that this stock will handle overexposure just fine. It's rated at 100 ASA but seems to meter better at 80 ASA. Other's are starting to use this approach from my readings online. My rule has been to open up 1 full stop on cloudy days, or in shaded areas, and a 1/2 stop on bright sunny days. My results have been excellent!
  6. Nick what meter setting would I choose for Ektachrome 7294 if I wanted to shoot it at 80 ASA instead of 100 ASA? Is that only a 1/3 of a stop? So let's say I have a meter reading of 8 would I then increase halfway between 8 and 5.6? As you know I've been shooting 7294 with 1 stop more light and it seems to look fine projected. Thanks! PS: I just purchased a Canon 514XL and I am waiting for it to be delivered. I am excited to see how this camera handles the new 7294.
  7. Thanks Harald for the recommendations!
  8. So my go-to camera for the last few years has been the Elmo Super 110. It's a great running and very quiet camera. However I wish it had an exposure compensation like my Eumig Viennette 8 has. That camera doesn't work well anymore. It has a feature that allows you to adjust the auto-exposure plus or minus 1/2 to 1 stop. There's a small red slider switch that you can activate under the body of the camera. My question is are there are Super 8 cameras with this feature? I'm looking for a camera that won't break the bank but give me sharp images, and the ability to have this feature as mentioned. Thanks!
  9. Yes I've shot about 5 rolls of the new Ektachrome 7294 and love it! The colors, contrast, sharpness, and latitude are very good. Projected this film is amazing! I've had to add a bit more light though to really make this stock shine. At least 1 stop in my case seems to work.
  10. The new Ektachrome 100D is less sensitive and can handle overexposure quite well. In fact it's best to overexpose this stock by 1 stop. I get good results by doing this. As mentioned earlier in this thread 80 ASA is a good bet for this stock. A ND filter is a must on sunny days. Projected this stock looks amazing!
  11. A Bolex 18-5L Super with Osram HLX 75 watt bulb with plenty of light. And I also have a Elmo FP8-C with a 150 watt halogen bulb. I have both projectors fitted with Bolex "hifi" prime lenses 1.3.
  12. Looks like this film is now sold out! Well that's good for sales sake! Hopefully more people are filming with Ektachrome whether it be Regular 8 or Super 8. This stuff is so amazing when projected. Give it one stop more light and it looks perfect on screen! Good stuff!
  13. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Spectra Film & Video is now selling Ektachrome color reversal (7294) 100D in the regular 8mm format. This is another option for those looking for this film. It appears to be in stock also! Here's a screenshot from their website. https://www.spectrafilmandvideo.com/Film.html
  14. Thanks Nick for your input! I was beginning to think I was the only one who noticed the need for extra light with this stock LOL. 64-80ASA is a pretty good guess! Have you also noticed how nice this film looks on a cloudy day? The old stock just never looked good on a cloudy day, but not the case with 7294. However, one must apply that extra bit of light even on cloudy days.
  15. The Bolex K2 I use to use for regular 8mm filming, has a clever little lever you can push down to close the viewfinder. I tried this one time while filming and it worked perfectly. My Elmo Super 110 that I use often has a plastic cap to place on the viewfinder. It's simple but works like a charm!
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