with instant cartridge loading
Your camera accepts the following batteries:
STANDARD CARBON ZiNC .............. up to 5 cartridges HEAVY DUTY CARBON ZiNC ......... . ... up to
8 cartridges MANGANESE-ALKALINE ..... . . . ... . .... up to 25 cartridges MERCURY ......
........................ 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 suppl ied properly. If the motor does not run, check batteries for correct position. Re¥place
when motor begins to slow down.
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 .
PX-13 BATTERY COMPARTMENT BATTERY COVER
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 PI N, 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.
The camera's FOOTAGE COUNTER is automatically reset to
oand 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
CAYLIGHT M VIES
TYPE-A FI LTER 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.
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.
Your camera's CdS ELECTRIC-EYE exposure control system automatically increases or decreases the size
of the lens opening, continually adjusting for correct expos~e in all suit¥able light
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 favoratil.e 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.
The Argus 802 zoom lens is pre-focused at a "universal" range (12 feet), providi ng 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 (WI DE) to telephoto (TELE) at any time during the.filming of
a scene. Your pictureá 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.)
TIPS FO BETTE MOVIE
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¥
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
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.
Your Argus product is unconditionally guaranteed to function for a period of one year from the
date of original purchase. If during this peribd, 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 aealer before returning the product for servicing.
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