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SUPER EIGHT MOVIE CAMERA 


with instant cartridge loading 


INSTALLING DRIVE BATTERIES 
Your camera accepts the following batteries: 


STANDARD CARBON ZINC .............. up to 5 cartridges 
HEAVY. DUTY CARBON ZING 22.2.5... 05. up to 8 cartridges 
MANGANESE-ALKALINE ................ up to 25 cartridges 
OS OY 2 cae oo he cee on oo an bes up to 36 cartridges 


Open the DRIVE BATTERY COMPARTMENT by depressing the 
BATTERY COVER LATCH on the bottom of the camera. Install 
four size “AA” penlight batteries according to the positive- 
negative diagrams inside the compartment (see illustration) 
and close the cover. Reversing the polarity of the batteries 
will cause the motor to run backwards. Press the TRIGGER 
RELEASE briefly to see that power is supplied properly. If the 
motor does not run, check batteries for correct position. Re- 
place when motor begins to slow down. 


BATTERY FOR ELECTRIC-EYE 


To install a replacement (ask dealer for Mallory PX-13 or 
equivalent), unscrew the BATTERY COVER counter-clockwise 
and lift it up and out. Insert the battery in the compartment 
positive (+) side facing up and replace the cover. Replace 
when electric eye indicator in viewfinder is sluggish or fails 
to respond. 





BATTERY POSITION DIAGRAMS 
BATTERY COVER LATCH 





PX-13 BATTERY 
COMPARTMENT 


BATTERY COVER 





PX-13 BATTERY 


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LOCATING PIN 





FILTER SENSOR 
FILM-TYPE IDENTIFICATION 





INSERTING THE FILM CARTRIDGE 


NOTE: your camera accepts films with speeds of ASA 25 or 
ASA 40. 


The Super 8 cartridge contains a continuous 50-foot run of 
film. The film is already threaded in its own transport system, 
with guides, pressure pad, and take-up sprocket built into the 
cartridge. A tiny portion of film is exposed at the front edge 
of the cartridge, ready to engage automatically with your 
camera. 


Simply open the camera by pressing the COVER RELEASE 
toward the rear, place the cartridge in position at the LOCAT- 
ING PIN, label-side up, press it down, and close the cover. 
In this simple insertion procedure, two vital settings are auto- 
matically made without your touching a single lever or dial. 


FOOTAGE COUNTER 


The camera’s FOOTAGE COUNTER is automatically reset to 
0 and will indicate the number of feet of film you have ex- 
posed. When the counter reaches 50, stop taking pictures, but 
continue to run the camera for a few seconds to wind the film 
through the cartridge to the end. (The ‘motor will seem to 
speed-up slightly when the end of the film is reached). 


DAYLIGHT MOVIES 


TYPE-A FILTER is in position automatically as soon as you 
insert the cartridge. A special FILTER SENSOR, built into 
your camera, detects the presence or absence of another 
notch in the edge of the film cartridge depending on whether 
your film is for daylight or for artificial light. Daylight film 
cartridges will have no notch, and the sensor will be de- 
pressed as the cartridge is inserted, displacing the filter. 


INDOOR MOVIES 


Type-A film cartridges will be notched, allowing the sensor to 
remain extended, keeping the filter in place—compensating 
for daylight exposure of what is really “indoor” film. 


As soon as you attach your movie light to the socket on top 
of your camera, another built-in sensor automatically dis- 
places the filter, no longer needed for Type-A film exposed by 
artificial light. In this way, Type-A film can be used indoors 
with movie lights, or outdoors in daylight, with color compen- 
sation automatically provided. 





FOOTAGE COUNTER 


MOVIE LIGHT 
SOCKET 










TRIPOD SOCKET 
(on bottom of camera) 


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ELECTRIC-EYE 


Your camera’s CdS ELECTRIC-EYE exposure control system 
automatically increases or decreases the size of the lens 
opening, continually adjusting for correct exposure in all suit- 
able light conditions. 


The ELECTRIC-EYE INDICATOR system provides two pointers 
visible at the bottom edge of the viewfinder frame, one at a 
time, to the left or right of the center red WARNING ZONE. If 
the light is dim, one of the pointers will be seen on the left 
side. If it moves to the warning zone, the light is too dim and 
will cause underexposed movies (too dark). If the light is 
bright, the second pointer will swing up from the right. If it 
reaches the warning zone, you are propably aiming directly in- 
to the sun and should change to a more favorable camera 
position. 


When either pointer is in the red warning zone, you should 
not attempt to film the scene. When you cannot see any 
pointer at all, or while either pointer remains in the clear area 
at the left or right of the red warning zone, the light is ‘“suit- 
able” for electric-eye exposure control. 


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CdS ELECTRIC EYE 





COVER RELEASE 





WARNING ZONE 
LOW LIGHT INDICATOR 


ZOomM LENS 


The Argus 802 zoom lens is pre-focused at a “universal” range 
(12 feet), providing a range-of-sharpness adequate for most 
scenes. However, do not attempt to take extreme close-ups. 


You can zoom the lens from wide angle (WIDE) to telephoto 
(TELE) at any time during the filming of a scene. Your picture- 
subjects will appear to move up close or move farther away 
on the screen, just as they do in the viewfinder as you operate 
the ZOOM CONTROL. (Do not move the control too rapidly, un- 
less you want to see a startling change in image size.) 





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VIEWFINDER WINDOW 


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ZOOM CONTROL 
TRIGGER RELEASE 


TIPS FOR Plan your movies in advance to add a feeling of continuity Try filming 


BETTER 
MOVIES 


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[BATTERY 
CARE 


your movies in a story sequence. 


The camera will run continuously as long as the trigger is depressed. You 
can even expose the entire 50 feet of film in the cartridge all in one scene, 
if you choose! Keep your “takes” at least five seconds in length. 


Take pictures with the sun behind you whenever possible. The electric eye 
can “read” the scene and set the lens more accurately if this rule is fol- 
lowed. 


If you film a scene by “panning” (moving the camera horizontally or verti- 
cally while shooting), keep the movement very slow and steady to avoid 
blurring and jerkiness in the projected pictures. Use a tripod whenever 
possible; mounting it to the camera in the socket provided on the bottom. 


When taking movies indoors with a movie light, keep your subject closer 
to the back ground than to the camera to assure even lighting. 


It is quite common for some types of batteries to have a white or invisible 
coating on the contacts under certain atmospheric conditions. This coat- 
ing keeps the battery power from reaching the motor. Therefore, to insure 
dependable operation, clean battery and camera contacts periodically with 
a rough cloth or pencil eraser. If your camera still doesn’t run, have the 


batteries tested and check contact positions to be sure they are correctly 
inserted. 


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UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE 


Your Argus product is unconditionally guaranteed to.function for a period of one year 
from the date of original purchase. If during this period, your product fails to operate 
for any reason, Argus Incorporated will restore it to normal operating condition at no 
charge. This guarantee applies to the product itself. We regret that we are unable to 
assume liability for loss of film or for any other expense. 


This guarantee is valid only for the original retail purchaser and only if the product is 
returned prepaid directly or through an Argus dealer, to an Argus Service Company 
location, or one of its Authorized Service Stations. The date and place of original pur- 
chase must be included, along with a description of the difficulties encountered. For 
the address of the nearest service location contact your Argus dealer or write to the 
main office of the Argus Service Company. 


Many apparent product difficulties are actually a matter of incorrect usage. It is al- 
ways wise to see your Argus dealer before returning the product for servicing. 





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