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by Wade
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Rewinders capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Rewinders capacity

I use those little Zeiss rewinds on their original mounting board in my makeshift darkroom, and decided against getting 800 foot rewinds to use with it. The bottom of the shaft is tapered, and I was concerned the edge of the reel might rub against it. It might work, but I wasn't sure, so I use the s...
by Wade
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Multiple Choice
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Multiple Choice

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I put lenses I haven't used for some months into the light to prevent fungus growth. Is this just a rumor? Does it work?

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by Wade
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where do you send your lenses in for cleaning?
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Where do you send your lenses in for cleaning?

Paul Duclos is the best in the USA specializing in lens repair for the motion picture industry, and has been in business for decades. Lenses are shipped to him for repair from all over the world. For those who read this and may want a lens repaired which was made specifically for 8mm or super 8, he ...
by Wade
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Caffenol Film reversal (coffee based developer!)
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Caffenol Film reversal (coffee based developer!)

I stumbled across this link to a site where there is this article on reversing foma reversal film using coffee. I knew about caffenol from film processing but this is the first reference to using it as part of a reversal process. http://www.filmlabs.org/docs/citric-hydrogen-peroxide-bleach.pdf This...
by Wade
Wed May 11, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: a rare processing tank
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

a rare processing tank

Check out this antique 35mm Stineman spirial tank. I wonder if it would still work?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1920s-STIN ... 1993539271
by Wade
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Tri-X is now available
Replies: 41
Views: 7237

Re: Regular 8mm Tri-X is now available

So I stick with single-shot usage when using the Fomapan Reversal kit. That is what it is supposed to used like. a FOMAPAN pdf. (http://www.freestylephoto.biz/pdf/product_pdfs/foma/FomaR100.pdf) describes their own bleach formula as a Potasium Dichromate. I'm assuming the bleach gets exhausted/cont...
by Wade
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: FOMA fixer question
Replies: 2
Views: 665

FOMA fixer question

I'm going to be processing some Foma R-100 regular 8. I have the Foma developer, the bleach and clearing bath. However, the fixer I have on hand is Kodak's which is mainly Sodium thiosulphate, whereas the Foma pdf says to use Natruim thiosulfate 5 H2O ( which is believe is sodium thiosulfate pentahy...
by Wade
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: film flashing question
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

Re: film flashing question

I filmed a Kodak gray card evenly lit with the lens out of focus with the card (longer lens focused on infinity ) with the card just filling the entire frame. A 10 percent flash exposure is roughly 3 stops under exposed. . I used a grey card under exposing two stops, out of focus. Using a Bolex B8L...
by Wade
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: film flashing question
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

Re: film flashing question

Never done it, what is it? Looks like you've got usable stuff though. I've got tri-x 200 asa footage of Boston subways which mostly worked good, but still a little too dark at the maximum f-stop. I've never done it either, nor do I know anyone who has. Flashing, I believe, is "one-lighting" an expo...
by Wade
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Pushing reversal question
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

Re: Pushing reversal question

The only important thing is that bleach is active. I.e. not depleted. The purple Kalium-permanganate must be used immediately after preparation. Grain-appearance stems from the film-properties and the developer Actually, I used Dichromate, which lasts a relatively longer time, I think? The second q...
by Wade
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: film flashing question
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

film flashing question

This shot between 1:40 and 1:55 was flashed, as an experiment. Since the whole shot is dark its not really easy to tell if flashing had any effect. In fact, I suppose the lighting in the subway is actually less contrasty than straight daylight--not a good shot to experiment on. So, has anybody ever ...
by Wade
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Pushing reversal question
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

Pushing reversal question

I shot some UN54 in the underground, subway, in Los Angeles, and figured it needed to be pushed two stops. It turned out okay—my first B&W reversal processing. When I was in the middle of processing I realized I hadn’t even considered lengthening the second development time. Using D19 ...
by Wade
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: My new B&W 16mm music video
Replies: 17
Views: 7026

Re: My new B&W 16mm music video

woods01 wrote:1080p version: :D
Sweet. 1080p looks great. Excellent value for the money--great shots! You processed Tri-X as negative? Does processing as negative help maintain the contrast if Tri-X is pushed?
by Wade
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Richard Tuohy North American Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Re: Richard Tuohy North American Tour

Please say hello to both of them! They are both a precious global resource. I forgot to say Richards says "Hello, hello", NIcholas - his very warm greeting for you. BTW, Richard and Dianna are at Denison University Division of Fine Arts today Oct 14, and on Saturday at Anthology Film Archives in Ne...
by Wade
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Richard Tuohy North American Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Re: Richard Tuohy North American Tour

I'd like to add that in addition to the workshop in Vancouver, Richard & Dianna will also be doing a screening on November 17 at 7:30pm at the Pacific Cinematheque. I just attended his screening in Hollywood. WOW! I really am not a huge experimental/art film fan. I suppose that's because most stuff...