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Andreas Eymannsberger

Nizo 156 XL questions - Manual, anamorphic, 50D

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I just found out I can get access to a Nizo 156 XL, figured I could do something with film once.
I have a few questions regarding certain details since there's no manual online to be found.

- Is there real manual exposure with the 156 XL? Since there's no manual, is the green switch actual an aperture control?
Since there is a manual setting it might as well be the case, otherwise there's just the +1 switch, I get the function of this.

- Any point in trying the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33 40? Stepping it down from 49 to 52 could still work I guess. Would be even better to be able to get Super8 anamorphic.

- Accompanied by the camera are two (sadly can't geht more information) 100D Kodak stocks. Probably way too old to be of much use.
According to the infos I found the camera only meters for following speeds in Auto exposure mode:

40 and 160 ASA [17 and 23 DIN] with artificial light colour film

25 and 100 ASA [15 and 21 DIN] with daylight colour film

40 and 160 ASA [17 and 23 DIN] with black and white film

If there's a way to avoid auto exposure I guess the last point doesn't matter that much, but how about if that's not working, just use 50D and always hit the +1 switch during exposure?


Any help much appreciated!

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