KEYSTONE DUAL 8MM SUPER 8 VARIABLE SPEED FILM MOVIE PROJECTOR
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A USED PROJECTOR AND IT CAME WITHOUT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL. I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO LOAD MY 8MM FILM PROPERLY. I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS AUTO FEED OR MANUAL. NEED INSTRUCTION HOW TO LOAD FILM. ALSO IS THE PROJECTOR LIGHT SUPPOSE TO TURN ON AS SOON AS THE UNIT IS TURNED ON OR ONLY AFTER THE FILM IS LOADED INTO THE PROJECTOR?
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Just about every 35mm SLR ever made fits that description.
Three that will more than suit your needs are http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Film-Cameras/1689/FM10.html http://promaster.com/products/products.asp?product=5364 http://www.vivitar.com/products/8/professional-and-slr/34/v3800-50
This camera has been called the finest 35mm SLR ever produced, but it's probably overkill for a class: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Film-Cameras/1799/F6.html
Super 8 and Regular 8mm are the same film, the difference being the way they were supplied to the consumer - 8mm was supplied loose on a reel, Super 8 was supplied in a pre-loaded cassette. Both can still be purchased new from B&H Photo and other dealers.
My condolences on your loss. I hope you have fond memories of him every time you use the camera.
The owner's manual can be downloaded at http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_mf_slr/xg_7/xg_7_manual.pdf
It takes S-76 silver batteries which are pretty easy to find. Check Radio Shack or a similar store.
You can use any MD mount lenses. Minolta's lens brand is Rokkor, but you may find others with a compatible mount too.
Film loading, advance & rewind are manual. So is film speed setting. There's a semi-auto exposure mode "A" to help simplify shooting while you learn the rest.
The manual is pretty good & has lots of pics of the various dials. Much easier reading than many current ones. Get a few rolls of cheap film & have fun!
There are 3 round knobs and 1 Autostart switch on the control panel. The key to rewinding this machine is by pushing the gray button down, while turning the Motor Knob to the "Run" position. Of course you'll need to start the original film back on its reel, directly. (Do not thread the film as you would normally.) BTW, you can show your films in reverse by using the Reverse button on the motor switch while its running. Hope this helps. Now, if I can find someone who can guide me in re-assembling my Elmo projector's lens, which I dis-assembled in order to clean the crud off the multi-lenses in the main lens unit itiself.
Don't have the motor switch in the still position when loading -make sure it is on FORWARD. Look at the little holes in the film and make sure the film is on the same side as the little grooves on the drive gear.
PS -let the bulb cool off before try to move the projector ,the bulbs are very expensive and hard to find.
If you do use the still position to view a frame do it for just a few seconds or the bulb will burn the film. Good luck- Tom.