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by Phil_F_NM
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Filmo 70A teardown
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Filmo 70A teardown

Answered my own question. The fit between the chassis and the shutter plate are very tight. Add 80 years of aluminum corrosion which was not very much at all but enough to effectively weld the pieces together. I did a little gentle persuasion with a flat blade screwdiver and succeeded in separating ...
by Phil_F_NM
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Filmo 70A teardown
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Filmo 70A teardown

I was just given yet another Filmo today (my fourth now) and it's a 70A. Unfortunately, its missing the lens but I can find one, surely. My question is, how do I remove the shutter from this one? The 70D and all its variants are easy but the 70A is a different beast. The governor is inside the shutt...
by Phil_F_NM
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Gauge Film - times slots?
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: Gauge Film - times slots?

You get much better consistency in the whole process and better results if you do a lot of film at once instead of doing individual jobs piecemeal. Once you let the chemistry start to sit you get chunks precipitating which can and often do, wind up in the rollers. Also every time a replenisher is lo...
by Phil_F_NM
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filmo filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: Filmo filters?

I'll try a green filter. I just have to find that stack of gels again. We're changing a bunch of the layout and function of one of the rooms in our house and I'm not sure where I put the gels. Anyway... Is there a reason that both of my filmos, one is a DR one is a DL, have the numeral 2 engraved ne...
by Phil_F_NM
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filmo filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: Filmo filters?

Thanks for the tips. I got mine all fabbed up with an ND9 filter under a ring I fashioned from a cut faucet washer. None of our local parts stores have real metal snaprings which are both the correct diameter AND appropriately thin. Anyway, it holds the gel just fine. Have you had any problems with ...
by Phil_F_NM
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 17342

Re: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017

Will2 wrote:They're missing a window here for summer...that's the best time for reversal film sales. Bet we're at least 9 months away still.
Yeah, summer 2019...

Phil Forrest
by Phil_F_NM
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filmo filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Filmo filters?

Next month I'm hoping to be shooting our July 4th parade here in Philly from the back seat of one of the classic cars in the parade. It's undoubtedly going to be bright, regardless of the weather. I'll be shooting TriX or DXN, depending upon my mood and if I really feel like doing the developing mys...
by Phil_F_NM
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 7232 16mm film info
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: 7232 16mm film info

Any recommendations on good cook books? Something for the layman =p~ :D Yes, The Darkroom Cookbook. By Steven Anchell. You can learn how to limit base fog from years of expiration. Regarding the film in your previous post, there is no remjet on it. Otherwise you'd have had carbon black everywhere. ...
by Phil_F_NM
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 7232 16mm film info
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: 7232 16mm film info

In my above post the first number should be 1232, not 1231. I mis-typed and can no longer edit the post.
Phil Forrest
by Phil_F_NM
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 7232 16mm film info
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: 7232 16mm film info

Are you sure its not 1231? There is no data sheet for 7232. If it is 1232, then it is Super-XX on a nitrate base not an acetate base and the film needs to be handled carefully as over time it can degrade and spontaneously catch fire. It could also be 7222 the venerable XX which has been around since...
by Phil_F_NM
Sat May 26, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: 16mm Filmo 70D lens combinations
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: 16mm Filmo 70D lens combinations

Found it.
There is a bit of a chart for turret lens combinations in the B&H 70DL manual. Funny that I already had the answer in my computer and on my phone but hadn't paid attention to it until now.

Phil Forrest
by Phil_F_NM
Sat May 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 2685

Re: Tripod Talk

Unfortunately, in many larger cities such as here in Philadelphia and in New York, one needs a permit to use a tripod. A sturdy monopod is a good way around that rule if one wants to shoot stabilized. I have a lightweight monopod that I'm sure will find its way under my Filmos but it is no substitut...
by Phil_F_NM
Thu May 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: 16mm Filmo 70D lens combinations
Replies: 1
Views: 733

16mm Filmo 70D lens combinations

Is there a guideline for a minimum and maximum focal length one should mount on a camera with a turret? I'm thinking I don't want my long focal length lens in the field of view of my wide. I know a lot of variation exists with regard to physical dimensions and lens design comes into play as well. Si...
by Phil_F_NM
Sat May 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 2861

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

I really want to find a Filmo 70 focusing alignment gauge at a price that isn't outrageous.

Phil Forrest
by Phil_F_NM
Thu May 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 2861

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

You couldn't just remove the prism, You'd have to have a thinner front cover to bring the lenses closer to the film of course. Otherwise it would be way out of focus. But the whole front nose of a non reflex looks like it would fit a reflex. I've shot films with both reflex and non reflex cameras a...