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by bolextech
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Beaulieu 5008 3008 battery thread
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Beaulieu 5008 3008 battery thread

It's 41mm. The thread pitch is harder to measure. It could be 1.25mm or 1.5mm.
by bolextech
Tue May 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex h16 camera rattling squeaky noise
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Bolex h16 camera rattling squeaky noise

Squeaking noise often comes from the winding handle. Wind the spring fully and remove the winding handle. Run the camera. If the noise is gone, you know it's only the winding handle making the noise. While the handle is removed, put a small drop of oil on the handle axis. Reinstall the handle on the...
by bolextech
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anyone using Black 2.0 or Vantablack yet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Anyone using Black 2.0 or Vantablack yet?

Label on the bottle says: "Do not use on hot surfaces".
What has been your experience with painting projector gates?
by bolextech
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any way to do sync sound?
Replies: 18
Views: 5844

Re: Any way to do sync sound?

This is how we used to it in the olden days. You would have to get a Super8Sound Recorder which records on super8 fullcoat and modify the projector by adding a reed switch to it. To edit the film you would need a editing set-up to run the film sound in sync. Just google "Super8Sound" all in one word...
by bolextech
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: apecity manuals
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: apecity manuals

You can all thank Mr. Ted Fines who operates the apecity website and does the arduous job of scanning everything.

Jean-Louis
by bolextech
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: apecity manuals
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

apecity manuals

A bunch of new manuals has been added to the apecity website

http://www.apecity.com/

Jean-Louis
by bolextech
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: H16 Bolex viewfinders?
Replies: 3
Views: 2458

Re: H16 Bolex viewfinders?

There is a good explanation of the differences here:
http://www.jkcamera.com/Super16.htm

JLS
by bolextech
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Source for filters for H8 Rex lenses
Replies: 8
Views: 3029

Re: Source for filters for H8 Rex lenses

Contact Dieter Schaefer at http://www.bolexusa.com/
He sells the proper adapter from your lenses to 49mm.
Then you can use any standard 49mm filter.

Jean-Louis
by bolextech
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where to find ACL jaeger connectors
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Where to find ACL jaeger connectors

I have a brand new one from my stock. They are $70 USD each. Plus postage.
Jaeger connectors are tricky to work with because you have to solder the wires to the pins and then use a special pin inserting tool to assemble them properly.
I also have the chassis side socket. They are $40 USD.

Jean-Louis
by bolextech
Fri May 06, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where to buy large diameter filters
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Re: Where to buy large diameter filters

What size exactly are you looking for?
by bolextech
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nizo Pro caught for speeding
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Re: Nizo Pro caught for speeding

The speed control electric contacts might simply be dirty. Try rotating it back and forth between speeds a dozen times and see if that improves speed stability.
by bolextech
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D - First Scan is Back
Replies: 18
Views: 3940

Re: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D - First Scan is Back

Results are very promising. Very nice packaging also.
A camera with a sprocket driven mechanism, like a Bolex H8RX, should give better registration.

Cheers,
Jean-Louis
by bolextech
Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Video Tap / Video Assist for use with 16mm/SUper 8 Cameras
Replies: 4
Views: 3503

Re: Video Tap / Video Assist for use with 16mm/SUper 8 Camer

I've made up a few of these over the years. I've always used small C-mount cameras, preferably of the low light variety. Used a lot of KT&C cameras. Depending on the camera's chip size, the lens was usually between 8mm and 12mm. C-mount spacer rings were usually necessary to achieve close focus. I w...
by bolextech
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D and 250D
Replies: 106
Views: 38904

Re: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D and 250D

Where does the diagram on the left entitled "super8 before slicing" originate from? Kodak?

Jean-Louis
by bolextech
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D and 250D
Replies: 106
Views: 38904

Re: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D and 250D

That's good news if EK is more open-minded now.
At the time of my request, nobody but Kodak could do DS8 perfing.
Unperforated rolls should certainly entail lower finishing costs (you would think)....

Good luck with your project,
Jean-Louis