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by doug
Thu May 24, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Tripod Talk

If we are talking of super-8 cartridge cameras, it's very difficult to get absolutely steady footage even with the heaviest tripod... due to the design of the cartridge. Ironically it looks OK because movement of the camera masks that imperfect registration. Maybe Kodak intended super-8 to be used m...
by doug
Mon May 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)

Silverdream re the flashing idea, I think it would be OK with just clear optical glass angled, with a tiny amount of diffused light. Possibly filtration too.
by doug
Sun May 20, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)

I've always found these Sankyos reliable and meter working OK, amazing when you think their age. A couple of Sankyos on my site, the 300 and 400. https://filmisfine.com/shop/super-8-cameras/sankyo-cm300/ Not too sure though how it copes with 50D. Maybe safer at first to use manual exp. And make sure...
by doug
Sun May 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)

Thanks Doug for the suggestion. That Super 8 camera with the fold out mirror, is that originally for flashing? Sounds interesting. I can understand how flashing can reduce the films contrast. Maybe the light from a diffused LED could be used at the front of the lens to fog the film slightly during ...
by doug
Fri May 18, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)

Patrick, I have never used negative film but what you say makes sense. I know that underexposing reversal film slightly, results in the colours appearing more saturated. In general I prefer low contrast colour images and would even like some film that delivers pastely colours. I think processing mi...
by doug
Thu May 17, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

You couldn't just remove the prism, You'd have to have a thinner front cover to bring the lenses closer to the film of course. Otherwise it would be way out of focus. But the whole front nose of a non reflex looks like it would fit a reflex. I've shot films with both reflex and non reflex cameras a...
by doug
Sun May 13, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

A lens cleaning kit will take care of this problem and is something you should have for any camera or projector. By the way, a none reflex camera almost always gives a better image and it would probably be relatively easy to convert one of these to one. Good grief. Is that so ? I always thought the...
by doug
Fri May 11, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Summer Shooting Plans?
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Summer Shooting Plans?

Yes Nigel, it's difficult getting these projects off the ground when so much other stuff, personal etc gets in the way. But at least your equipment preparation is always worthwhile. As for me, I'm currently plodding on with my 16mm period drama set during WW1. Lots of special effects and optical wor...
by doug
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

I've got an H16RX with age marks on the prism's surface. I did think of getting it changed as the camera is first class otherwise, but after thorough testing I found there was really no difference in the filmed results. I'd think any lens cleaner should work fine on yours, so sleep well !
by doug
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak prices
Replies: 20
Views: 3011

Re: Kodak prices

Kodak is pricing "film" out of existence. Only the big studios can afford to use film. I can't really see this. The film stock is a tiny part of the budget on most movies. Whether to use it or not is mainly the decision of the producers etc, based on the easiest way of making the movie, including e...
by doug
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak prices
Replies: 20
Views: 3011

Re: Kodak prices

I believe Kodak has a contract with the studios to supply 35mm and motion picture quality film at a guaranteed price because the studios have agreed to underwrite film production. In other words at the time of the bankruptcy Kodak was considering discontinuing film production and the motion picture...
by doug
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ilford Colorcine 8mm film
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Ilford Colorcine 8mm film

There were some good deals around in that super-8 heyday. Agfa also had offers like this I seem to recall. Boots used to have quite a large photographic quarter. And some of their super-8 projectors are still going strong ! Wonder if any of their staff realise this now. That's if you can find someon...
by doug
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 16
Views: 3206

Re: 16mm

Mmechanic wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:39 am
If you had some money left, you might buy a tripod for a change.
Advocatus diavoli
Shaken not stirred... is clumsier with a tripod.
J.B.
by doug
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 10252

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Paillard-Bolex H cameras can perform comparably to professional cameras at speeds not greater than about 30 fps. In the higher range a registration-pin design beats them. Paillard used the term registration claw , I find that dangerous, but they also used the expression professional amateur from 19...
by doug
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 10252

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Have recently tested a Bolex H16RX, one of the earlier models with a flat base. It almost looks like new ! And the spring motor is very constant. As always doing these sorts of tests, I mounted the camera securely clamped to the top of my Steenbeck (which isn't going anywhere :D ) Then set up a targ...