posted May 11, 2008 03:14 PM
Just got my new Bolex B8 Standard 8 camera to give Standard 8 film another shot. Can any user explain, in their own words, how you set the light meter at the front? I have the instructions, but would like hear what users say, as it's not that easy.
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted May 12, 2008 02:34 AM
I have a D8LA which I assume works the same way as your model.
Below the lenses is a table with exposure numbers from 1 to 16. A number is selected by cross referencing the ASA/DIN film speed against the lens to be used against whether the shutter is fully open or only half open.
The number given is then placed against the filming speed on the meter.
Press down the little lever above the exposure meter and look through the viewfinder. The longer black needle pointer will settle into position.
Rotate the lens aperture until the shorter red pointer aligns with the black one.
When motor is started the little lever will pop up.
posted May 12, 2008 04:29 AM
Thank you for that Maurice. What confused me was when the instruction manual said something about the "black arrow being in the thick black arc area of the non-moveable disc"...is this true? When I lined it all up for K40 film, the arrow was not in that thick black area.