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by David M. Leugers
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filmo filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Filmo filters?

Phil Nice job adapting to make it work. If you have a problem with dust clinging to the filter, try using an anti-static photo brush to gently clear the dust off and prevent more from gathering. I sometimes use a shot from a can of compressed air (like for computers) being careful to just use as lit...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filmo filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Filmo filters?

Phil No problem. Find an internal snap-ring (the holes for the pliers are inside of the perimeter) of the right size to fit the camera. Get a gel filter of the type you want and cut out a circle to fit the hole in the camera. I used to have a small plug of round stock of just the right size to use a...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 19
Views: 1184

Re: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?

Wow, no accounting for taste, but that is one thing that has always been so unique about film = different stocks produce much different visual image characteristics. Really, one of the fun things about it all and the reason I bemoan the lack of choices now as compared to the past. I love E100D, but ...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Zeiss splicer
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Zeiss splicer

Luigi. The traditional overlap cement splicers are easier to work than the Bolex. They are great for attaching head and tail leaders (a must) to your films. I use a Maier Handcock (they bought the rights to the B+H splicer which is identical) most of the time. It is a professional unit and is a plea...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 10204

Re: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017

Very interesting, shows how difficult it is to bring about a new emulsion in today's environment. No suppliers of needed chemicals is a real shocker, but Kodak, like Ferrania, are persevering in their efforts. I wish them well. I am a very big fan of the different Ektachrome emulsions over the years...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Damaged (flooded) 8mm film
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Damaged (flooded) 8mm film

I would try submerging a short test piece of the film in FilmRenew for at least a month then see is the film can be cleaned by saturating with FilmRenew a film cleaning cloth such as a Webril Wipe gently folded over the film and using light pressure as you pull the film through it. I have done this ...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 18303

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

Stevens and a company called Toledo Cine Equipment in Ohio made one very similar. To me they are indispensible for using the round bottom H models on a tripod. The Bolex adapter is fine, but the added beef and sturdiness of the Stevens design is a good thing.
by David M. Leugers
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan DS8mm 100ft rolls USA
Replies: 9
Views: 2687

Re: Fomapan DS8mm 100ft rolls USA

Cinelab does a very good job processing Fomapan, and any other B+W film in my experience. It is claimed that Cinelab helped Spectre with problems they had developing Fomapan. I would guess they both do a similar quality job.
by David M. Leugers
Wed May 24, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan DS8mm 100ft rolls USA
Replies: 9
Views: 2687

Fomapan DS8mm 100ft rolls USA

Get your 100ft rolls of Fomapan DS8mm here in the USA by ordering it from Freestyle (the exclusive Foma dealer in the USA). $46.99 per roll, no miminum even though it is a special order. If orders are made within a week, they will be in the next shipment from Foma in July. Call 800-292-6137 ext. 119...
by David M. Leugers
Fri May 19, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 18303

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

Simon I'll dream along with you. Serious amateur film shooters (you have to be serious if you are shooting film instead of digital) can easily tackle the demands of shooting with a roll film camera. Once learned, the strengths far outweigh the drawbacks. I have always loved shooting R-8mm , 16mm and...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?
Replies: 28
Views: 6899

Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

I have a soft spot for the 50ft 16mm cameras. My very first 16mm camera was a Bell and Howell 50ft magazine camera. Back then (late 70's) you could get Plus-X or Tri-X reversal freshly loaded from Kodak at the local photo store for $8 a magazine. Kodachrome was $12. It was a lot of fun to shoot with...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?
Replies: 28
Views: 6899

Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

If I have a regret shooting film over the past 40 years, is that I could not afford to shoot more 16mm film than I did. I am extremely happy I did shoot as much as I could. My 16mm home movies were the best investments I ever made. Something to consider when deciding which format to use to capture t...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The sound of Eumig projector 810 807
Replies: 6
Views: 2848

Re: The sound of Eumig projector 810 807

I believe the 810D HQS (High Quality Sound) had better specifications. I used to own one long ago and it had very good sound.
by David M. Leugers
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2602

Re: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods

Good luck on your project! The Cinevate battery looks like a good candidate to power some of the Bolex 16mm motors or the Tobin motors.
by David M. Leugers
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2602

Re: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods

If you hang the battery below the rods, the battery has a "T" slot on the top running the length of the battery. One can easily enough make one or more plates thick enough to bore two holes through which the rods would slide through and be secured with a set screw at the proper position. Midway betw...