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Winbert Hutahaean
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From: Nouméa, New Caledonia
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 - posted April 04, 2013 04:25 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't know if I were lucky.

I was shooting with Sankyo XL-40S using Ektachrome 100D.

Since that was a daylight stock I should switch the filter from tungsten to daylight but just realized it in the middle of shooting, so I switched it later on.

I was thinking that the first half of shooting would be terrible color due to forget switching the filter.

But when the film arrived from lab, I checked that the picture on the beginning had no different with the other half.

So is there a camera that automatically engage or disengage the filter depending on the notch made on the cartridge?



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Maurizio Di Cintio
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From: Ortona, Italy
Registered: Jan 2004

 - posted April 04, 2013 07:34 PM      Profile for Maurizio Di Cintio   Email Maurizio Di Cintio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well most cameras are fitted with an auto filter override system: it consists of a little pin placed towards the bottom of the camera chamber (same side as where the film speed pins are located, only lower). If the cartridge is properly notched (i.e. there is no notch) the cartridge iteself will rule out the filter. But not all cameras are equipped with such a system. Yours, apparently, is.


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