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by phildil
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Safety when using Foma R100 kit
Replies: 24
Views: 4994

Re: Safety when using Foma R100 kit

Processing colour movie film yourself in a Lomo tank is doable; the chemistry is easily available for E6 colour reversal (tetenal kit for example). Modern colour neg movie film eg Kodak Vision is ECN2 process and can also be processed as C41 (also in a tetenal kit) providing you are happy with the s...
by phildil
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 3d printed super8 cartridge asa plug
Replies: 37
Views: 9763

Re: 3d printed super8 cartridge asa plug

I like this 3D printed reel - very neatly done - but am I right in thinking it is a modern version of a split reel? This is a metal film reel which can be opened into to halves, into which you load a film on a core. Then you close and lock the reel, and can run the film in a projector. We use them a...
by phildil
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Our first home brew super8 developing
Replies: 7
Views: 3110

Re: Our first home brew super8 developing

I like the look of the Kodachrome in BW - was this processed to neg or as reversal? I have been experimenting with this myself. The Remjet is quite easy to remove with a sponge, providing you soften it up with a presoak (borax or washing soda solution) ... but you MUST NOT get any remjet on the emul...
by phildil
Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: processing labs in UK
Replies: 17
Views: 12934

Re: processing labs in UK

Can confirm that Gauge Film (they have a website and advertise on that auction site) do their own processing and will do both colour reversal (E6) and BW reversal. You can also take films to the Widescreen Centre shop in central London, although they send all processing out elsewhere. As an alternat...
by phildil
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 3363 Hi Con is no more
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Re: 3363 Hi Con is no more

...and those of us who shoot 7363 in camera .....

Wonderful stuff. I'm not surprised it has gone, though - was only a matter of time. I have a few rolls left in the fridge but that's the end of it.
by phildil
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Shipping films UK to Europe... how ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3885

Re: Shipping films UK to Europe... how ?

I would concur with the above... I think this is largely urban myth. There might be a very slight risk of fogging with the highest speed films (Delta 3200 etc) if passed thru an unusually high dose of x-ray radiation, but personally I've never had one single instance of fogged film in years of trave...
by phildil
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: what double 8 and double super 8 film do you wish existed?
Replies: 42
Views: 8774

Re: what double 8 and double super 8 film do you wish existe

If you have double perf acetate base 16mm film , you can get this reperfed to Double 8 by a chap in London, Ed Nowill. He has reperfing equipment set up in his workshop. He also sells Double 8 stocks on 25ft daylight spools. PM me for his contact details if interested.
by phildil
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Expired kodachrome 40 film
Replies: 5
Views: 1793

Re: Expired kodachrome 40 film

K40 movie film can be developed quite well into BW, in fact I have been doing this myself just lately, experimenting with a bunch of K40 super 8 carts I picked up cheaply on the autction site. I use a Lomo tank and normal BW reversal chemistry. The results are so far encouraging, with a distinct sep...
by phildil
Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: BW Reversal Processing Query
Replies: 10
Views: 867

hi, no only one edge was black - the edge with the perfs (see above). the rest of the film area was completely clear. no lines between frames; no black line along the other edge of the film.
best. phil
by phildil
Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: BW Reversal Processing Query
Replies: 10
Views: 867

thanks v much for this info - most useful to know about the bleach step prob not being at fault! sadly i have binned the film but i can tell you that only the perf side was black, slightly unevenly, as you would expect where it has been seated in the spiral away from the chemical. the rest of the fi...
by phildil
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: BW Reversal Processing Query
Replies: 10
Views: 867

hi all, thanks for the suggestions. yes - the perf edge of the film (where it has been sitting in the spiral) is black, as one would expect. the rest of the film, though, is clear - and there are only faint images on the picture area. I'm using the t-max kit, mixed up as per the instructions, follow...
by phildil
Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: BW Reversal Processing Query
Replies: 10
Views: 867

BW Reversal Processing Query

Folks A quick processing query - I was recently doing a test run processing some Svema BW Super 8 in a spiral tank, using the Kodak reversal chemistry kit, and the film came out almost completely clear, with only faint images. I was distracted during the processing by some family business, however, ...
by phildil
Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anybody shoot Svema "Quarzchrome" lately?
Replies: 23
Views: 2425

hi all re SVEMA/QUARZCHROME... yes I've used this stock, with an expiry of 1993, and up till now have had it processed by Widescreen, (don't know who does it for them but I'm going to start doing it myself now ....) The results I got back were actually pretty good. nice grainy old-school look, quite...
by phildil
Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Which BW S8 films have an anti-halation layer?
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Which BW S8 films have an anti-halation layer?

quick question... which BW super 8 films have an anti-halation (remjet) back layer? I'm looking to home-process the newer Tri-X and the outdated Quarzchrome stock that is sold cheap (GBP2.50/cart!) by the Widescreen Centre in London. I'm using a Lomo 15m tank. any ideas? and if the remjet is there, ...
by phildil
Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: spiral tanks, where to find them besides ebay???
Replies: 8
Views: 744

The Russian spiral tanks might not be that uncommon. I bought a Russian S8 tank (not actually a LOMO but very similar) on eBay for GBP £40 earlier this year, which I thought was about as much as I'd want to pay for such an item. There were three up for auction at that time and they all fetched ar...