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Valentin Iraola

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    Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    Pentax K1000 // Pentax PZ-10 // Nikon F-601 AF // Nikon Lite Touch Zoom 80 // Canon Auto Zoom 518 SV

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  1. Yes, I also tried to move the wheel in the right direction and nothing… Really i don’t know what could of hapened
  2. Today I finished confirming that Ektachrome 100D (Super 8 ), is not a film to shoot until at least 2 years have passed, that no one has complained that the film got stuck. After a unique weekend shooting the ektachrome, the counter on my camera (Canon Auto Zoom 518SV) tells me that the entire film had already been exposed. Excited about everything I thought I had filmed, I take out the cartridge and see that it doesn't say "exposed", as it normally should. Just then, the various comments I had read about this emulsion in particular and the flaws with which it had been coming out of the factory fell into my head. I had never given it much thought because I had also read positive comments, so the only thing left for me was to try it myself and see how it goes. After noticing this, I re-marked it with a marker and the film didn't move, I tried moving it slowly with my fingers and it didn't move, I tried moving it hard with my fingers and it didn't move either. So I came to the conclusion that more cartridges are coming out of the factory with faults than in good condition. The first cartridge (Kodak Vision 3 50D) that I had shot, new camera, I accepted that something could go wrong because I was testing the camera (which at first glance looked in excellent condition). I also had problems (I didn't know about the care of the cartridges and made some mistakes) and the film was exposed only 1m of the 3m and cents at 18fps that should last. So I said, I'll take care of the next cartridge (Ektachrome) like gold, that's how it was, but what happened happened. What I have also read is that this camera in particular, over time the motor expands and that it is also quite weak (motor), perhaps it is one of the reasons that neither of the 2 cartridges exposed the entire film? The question that remains for me is whether to take my camera to do a service or directly buy a fully conditioned one with a service already done, and perhaps one with a strong motor to avoid that in the future, when I dare again to try to shoot an Ekta, don't be a problem. I don't want to make a discharge about Ektachrome, but more than anything to know what you guys think, to know your experiences and everything in general. Today I ended the day wanting to just put the camera back in its box on top of a shelf until the urge to shoot comes back. The truth is that I started 1 year ago with super 8 and I'm not an expert, but I do know that there are some in this group, so correct me if I'm wrong about something. Delighted to read your opinions on this, thank you very much and sorry for so much delirium.
  3. I still can’t believe why Kodak keeps making f*cked up ektachrome 100D cartridges, today I thought i’ve finished my cartridge of super 8 on my trip, and it resulted that it got stuck, i really can’t believe it… The first time I shot my first cartridge I knew something bad could happen because I was testing my camera (Canon Auto Zoom 518 SV), but results that my camera is in excelent conditions and works perfect. We will never know until 5 years go on with no one complaining about ektachrome super 8, when Kodak finally starts to make decent and fully funcional cartridges. It’s so sad to have spent for the 2nd time so much money on a cartridge, but it’s more sad that once again, I lost the movie I tried to film of my unique trip with my friends… I’m seriously thinking in stop trying to film super 8 and just leave my camera on my shelf… Sorry for the bad word, but i’m very disappointed…
  4. @Mark Dunn should I use it? I'm thinking it could prevent some lens flare but, is it so important to use on super 8? Or just taste?
  5. When I bought my super 8, it came with all the case candy and stuff etc etc, but I never found out what this is? Can It be a lens hood but for super 8 camera? What is it used for?
  6. Hello everybody, writing from Argentina. This weekend i'm pretending to shoot my first Ektachrome 100D super 8 cartridge on my Canon Auto Zoom 518 SV, i've been hearing that many cartridges from the last years and now days, are coming with factory failures (such as: film is getting stuck and not moving in cartridge). Wanted to know if anybody had the same problem or any issues with this type of emulsion. Heard that they used to sell like these metal plates to put on the cartridge to prevent film getting stucked but really I don't know if this problem is true and if it is, if the solution is also true. Think I read also that you can oil (with a specific liquid) the cartridge film part, so It can help that the film move correctly. Any info related to this or tips for shooting Ektachrome 100D or any emulsion, would help me a lot. Thanks
  7. Hi Simon, here Valentin, writing from Argentina. I started filming super 8 with Canon Auto Zoom 518 SV, one year ago and only haved shot one cartridge (Kodak 50D). In a few days i'm going to shoot my second roll (a Kodak Ektachrome 100D) but I have some doubts. I had it in the fridge for like 3 o 4 months and now that i'm finally using it (i'm shooting it saturday) I took the box out today (left it in room, no direct sun hitting), and tomorrow i'm taking out the cartridge from the box and leaving it also in the room one day more (until saturday) so i acclimatize the film. I'm probably going to shoot Saturday and Sunday and then wait until next weekend for another trip. My questions are:

    - After shooting the first 2 days, how should I store the cartridge until shooting the next weekend or maybe the one after? It's okay to leave it in the camera?

    - After shooting ALL the cartridge, how should I store it until sending it to the lab?

    My first cartridge I shot (Kodak Visions 3 50D) had some problem (i didn't know much about protection and care of cartiridges and probably left the camera with film in the car in summer, think battery was low to, and some other problems maybe) and only exposed 60 seconds of the 3m that it's suposed to last, great deception...

    So before I shoot this (highly expensive) Kodak Ektachrome 100D, any warnings or tips before getting out to the fiel to shoot? 

    Thanks for you time. 

  8. Hi Martin, Valentin here, writing from Argentina. I started filming super 8 with Canon Auto Zoom 518 SV, one year ago and only haved shot one cartridge (Kodak 50D). In a few days i'm going to shoot my second roll (a Kodak Ektachrome 100D) but I have some doubts. I had it in the fridge for like 3 o 4 months and now that i'm finally using it (i'm shooting it saturday) I took the box out today (left it in room, no direct sun hitting), and tomorrow i'm taking out the cartridge from the box and leaving it also in the room one day more (until saturday) so i acclimatize the film. I'm probably going to shoot Saturday and Sunday and then wait until next weekend for another trip. My questions are:

    - After shooting the first 2 days, how should I store the cartridge until shooting the next weekend or maybe the one after? It's okay to leave it in the camera?

    - After shooting ALL the cartridge, how should I store it until sending it to the lab?

    My first cartridge I shot (Kodak Visions 3 50D) had some problem (i didn't know much about protection and care of cartiridges and probably left the camera with film in the car in summer, think battery was low to, and some other problems maybe) and only exposed 60 seconds of the 3m that it's suposed to last, great deception...

    So before I shoot this (highly expensive) Kodak Ektachrome 100D, any warnings or tips before getting out to the fiel to shoot? 

    Thanks for you time. 

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