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by Shanec8mm
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wittnerchrome 100D now in Standard 8mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Re: Wittnerchrome 100D now in Standard 8mm

OK, thank you very much. So I am assuming Wittner has a healthy supply of Ektachrome 100D for Standard 8? Wonder what happens after its used up?
by Shanec8mm
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wittnerchrome 100D now in Standard 8mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Re: Wittnerchrome 100D now in Standard 8mm

This is reversal film just to clarify. Although I'm sure everyone has figured that out, ha.
by Shanec8mm
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wittnerchrome 100D now in Standard 8mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Wittnerchrome 100D now in Standard 8mm

For those of us in the States, Dwaynes Photo is now selling Wittnerchrome 100D in Standard 8. The catalog now shows 2 stocks, the one I mentioned, and Wittnerchrome 200D for Super 8. Does anyone here know which stock Wittner would be using for the latest Standard 8 film? Afga possibly or maybe Velvi...
by Shanec8mm
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: regular 8 finished.
Replies: 43
Views: 8026

Re: regular 8 finished.

Currently Dwaynes Photo has Cinechrome 100d Standard 8mm. I just shot a roll on vacation, and ordered another roll which is on the way. I'm not sure how much they have left. The price is $25 for a 25 foot roll. I sure will miss this stock. I switched to Standard 8 when Kodak pulled the plug on 100d ...
by Shanec8mm
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex 'B' & 'P' Regular 8 cameras - no loops?
Replies: 30
Views: 4426

Re: Bolex 'B' & 'P' Regular 8 cameras - no loops?

Wanted to add I wouldn't go any further with the instructions than the part that mentions lubricating the inside. I have found there is no need to take the winding mechanism apart. I have not done so myself and it looks a bit tricky. What I have done to loosen up the winding is by adding some oil ne...
by Shanec8mm
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex 'B' & 'P' Regular 8 cameras - no loops?
Replies: 30
Views: 4426

Re: Bolex 'B' & 'P' Regular 8 cameras - no loops?

I own several Bolex cameras that include the B8, P1, P4, and the K2. I've only shot film using both the P4 and the K2. Both extremely great cameras that produce amazing results! The footage from both are rock solid. I think your problem here is 2 things. First, if you haven't done so yet, it's time ...
by Shanec8mm
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex P4 light meter
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Bolex P4 light meter

I also own and use a P4 and this is what I've done to compensate when using the modern PX1 1.5V batteries. On the ASA dial instead of using say the 100ASA for Ektachrome 100D I turned the dial so it reads 40ASA. You probably could also use the setting at 50ASA. At 40ASA I've found the images are nic...
by Shanec8mm
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex P1 manual
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: Bolex P1 manual

Your P1 will need to be lubricated to run film properly. I have a P1, K2, and a P4 that all had to be taken apart and lubed. It is not hard to do but does require patience and a few small screw drivers. Once the camera has been properly lubed it will run the film at the proper speed. Trying to use a...
by Shanec8mm
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome stopping at 48 feet or so
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Ektachrome stopping at 48 feet or so

I've had this problem occur several times with my Minolta D6. I believe the issue is 2 things. As stated above older cameras are not quite up to spec anymore, and also Ektachrome 100D seems to be a thicker film. I just bought a roll of 100D and before loading the film I may try spraying some silicon...
by Shanec8mm
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Does film cement keep forever?
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Does film cement keep forever?

I've never tried super glue on polyester film as all my films are acetate. When using super glue I sand-down the area I want to glue and then apply a small amount of super glue. I let it dry for a few moments, then sand-down any high surface areas, including across the width of the film, and across ...
by Shanec8mm
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Does film cement keep forever?
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Does film cement keep forever?

I just use Super Glue and it works great! I've never had a problem nor have I had a single splice go bad. It does take some practice but once you get the hang of it, pretty easy. I even splice free hand, which takes some practice ha.
by Shanec8mm
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: My Best Results Have Been With this Camera.
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: My Best Results Have Been With this Camera.

Why the over exposure? MIKE I believe this is to make up for the battery he is using. It underexposes due to wrong voltage. Original mercury battery calls for 1.3V. Yes that is correct I am compensating for the change in voltage. Plus 100D benefits from some overexposure. Even a 1/3 of a stop will ...
by Shanec8mm
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: My Best Results Have Been With this Camera.
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: My Best Results Have Been With this Camera.

Oh sorry I guess that would have been good information to add LOL. I used Ektachrome 100D. Colors and saturation look great. I overexpose by 2/3 of stop when using this film.
by Shanec8mm
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: My Best Results Have Been With this Camera.
Replies: 6
Views: 757

My Best Results Have Been With this Camera.

A processed roll of standard 8mm film returned from Dwayne's yesterday. The film (a test roll) had been shot last week with a Bolex K2. This Bolex is famous for it's Kern Switar lens. A test roll was a must to experience this for myself. So after cleaning and lubing the film I fired-up the projector...
by Shanec8mm
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 resolution compared with today's HD
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: Super 8 resolution compared with today's HD

I am by no means a professional film shooter, but I can tell you that I've had great results with 100D. I started shooting 100D in Super 8 and have just recently moved over to regular 8. Been using a Bolex P4 and a Bolex K2. The results are fantastic. The key to getting good results with both Super ...