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by doug
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 18
Views: 486

Re: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?

In theory, super-8 should be a lot better than regular due to the extra image area, even more so with max-8. But that's unlikely unless it's a Logmar camera, because of the inferior registration and lack of film flatness. However, handheld shooting of closeups does tend to look good on super-8. Back...
by doug
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 18
Views: 486

Re: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?

Kodachrome 25 wonderful stuff :ymhug: I always slightly regret not using it more, instead of K40. When I look at my old 16mm films, even Agfa was very sharp and fine grained. 16asa I think. And these were the days when fast lenses were hard to obtain. It does seem odd that when most shooting by folk...
by doug
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 18
Views: 486

Re: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?

Silverdream that does sound good :) And she says 100ft spools too ! Depending as always on the price, I may well go for the 100ft option. In the past there wasn't too much difference between buying a 400ft roll and 4x 100ft rolls when you consider the fact of potentially another metre or two of shoo...
by doug
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 18
Views: 486

Re: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?

Silverdream, where did you hear that about 400ft rolls of 16mm ? Great if that happens, always assuming they don't put the prices through the roof. 10 rolls isn't so bad, especially if two or more filmshooters get together. And no problem for dealers either. Personally I'm still fine for E100D, thou...
by doug
Mon May 28, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Re: Tripod Talk

I find the biggest cause of camera shake is the heavy zoom lens on the front. The weight of the body isn't a problem usually, in fact it helps stability. So lately I've tried to use shorter lenses for handheld filming. Not necessarily short focal length. The Bolex Compact 17-85 c-mount is a handy le...
by doug
Sun May 27, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Re: Tripod Talk

I rather like this string idea, might give it a go ! Yes I can see your point about the fact there's no stabilisation as in video cams. On the other hand I kind of like the handheld effect particularly in grabbing closeups of faces and so on. Although definition isn't going to be optimum at 1/30 sec...
by doug
Sat May 26, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Re: Tripod Talk

A good point Nikonr10 about unwanted attention. Maybe this should form a separate discussion ? Big tripods certainly attract attention, and when people see the vintage analogue camera there's likely to be a friendly conversation... can be annoying though :ymsigh: So the shot you set up for can be af...
by doug
Thu May 24, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 612

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: 600

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: 600

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: 600

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: 600

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: 875

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: 875

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: 933

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...