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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: 534

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: 3039

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: 666

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: 666

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: 1948

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: 1897

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: 909

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: 1327

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: 875

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: 2921

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: 2773

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: 33409

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: 33409

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
by bolextech
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D and 250D
Replies: 106
Views: 33409

Re: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D and 250D

That's interesting Dennis. Last year, when I inquired with EK about the possibility of producing a run of DS8 Vision3 50D, I was told the absolute minimum order was 25x 2000ft rolls. Of course, the film is already properly perforated, you just have to break down your 2000 foot rolls. I didn't inquir...
by bolextech
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D and 250D
Replies: 106
Views: 33409

Re: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D and 250D

Considering this product is not offered anywhere in the world right now, your customer base is international. Perhaps you should do an online survey like the Ferrania people did a while back to gauge interest. There is a small but dedicated group of 8mm users who currently have very few film stocks ...