From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted October 07, 2018 02:24 PM
What gauge film are you using? Super 8 or Standard 8, the latter also referred to as Regular 8.
The difference between Super 8 and standard 8 is that the frame lines on Super 8 are in the middle of the perforations, and the opposite refers to standard 8, i.e., the frame line bisects the perforations.
This may explain why the picture is as you show it.
I hope you are not being confused by the name "Regular 8".
From: Rajburana, Bangkok, Thailand
Registered: Aug 2017
posted October 07, 2018 07:33 PM
Assuming you had already sorted out that r8/s8 setting. The next thing to look at is its framing setting.
Notice that sprocket wheel - it could be "de-clutched"from the rest of the mechanism by pushing in that inching knob. Once pushed in (it's spring-loaded) you can gently slide the film left/right until the correct framing is found,then release it. The framing will stay fixed in that position. Hope this helps.
-------------------- Just a lone collector from a faraway land...
posted October 08, 2018 02:59 AM
And to change from regular 8 to Super 8 you need to turn what looks like a screw directly above your focusing knob. It will click into place when turned either right or left. And someone else already posted how to adjust the framing, which works for either format.