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by Wade
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The State of Double Super 8
Replies: 17
Views: 1848

Re: The State of Double Super 8

Because of environmental regulations Yale can no longer process film in Santa Clarita. If you send to Yale they will farm it out to another lab. They primarily do transfers. Being curious about this, since Yale's website affirms that they process film, I called and spoke to Carlos, who has been wit...
by Wade
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The State of Double Super 8
Replies: 17
Views: 1848

Re: The State of Double Super 8

Yeah, good question. Looks like even Wittner no longer has DS8. As far as processing, Yale Lab, at least before their move to Santa Clarita, would process DS8, and also process FOMA. They use standard Kodak chemicals for it. The footage they did for me of FOMA looks grungy, and has touches of solari...
by Wade
Wed May 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Syncing pre-recorded sound while shooting at 12fps
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Syncing pre-recorded sound while shooting at 12fps

Will you be projecting at something other than 12fps, say 24fps, for example? Then yes, you have to slow down the audio, if you want the effect of speaking at normal pitch, but speaking really fast. To stay in sync the camera motor should be able to maintain sync at that speed, and a head ant tail s...
by Wade
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film stock for Univex model A8
Replies: 19
Views: 6351

Re: Film stock for Univex model A8

That old camera longs for a service. Yep. That little camera needs some assistance. Lubing it would probably fix the jitter it has. But it's got two other strikes against it. All the lenses are milky. And the camera exposes the frame in a non-standard area--somewhere between regular 8 and super 8. ...
by Wade
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Rewinders capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

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: 865

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: 1979

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: 1361

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: 1857

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: 10100

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: 1040

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: 3169

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: 3169

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: 2683

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: 3169

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 ...