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by doug
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film

I still have FP3 16mm from 1960s that gives a useable image :)
I rate it at about 50 ISO
some though is a bit shrunk
by doug
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome Is Back!
Replies: 23
Views: 1626

Re: Ektachrome Is Back!

With 16mm it will be interesting the new price :-w Hopefully they'll do it in 100ft daylight rolls again. If not then 400ft cores. I've never really understood though why 400ft cores of film aren't that much cheaper than four 100ft's, when you consider that they give you handy spools as well as prob...
by doug
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome Is Back!
Replies: 23
Views: 1626

Re: Ektachrome Is Back!

I bought a few rolls of the 35mm slide film that is available for pre-order from Freestyle Photo. It sounds like it will be $40 per cartridge for Super 8. I've still got Ektachrome in my freezer so probably won't be buying for a little while. I'm sure many of us will be greatly interested in your e...
by doug
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome Is Back!
Replies: 23
Views: 1626

Re: Ektachrome Is Back!

Fantastic ! :ymhug:
by doug
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 24
Views: 3105

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

I took it Doug meant that 16mm could get away with a less good film quality as it has more negative area. Super 8 film needs to be very fine grained and sharp to be acceptable which would be harder to make. I will say that I feel Super 8 has become too expensive compared to 16mm. Although I won't s...
by doug
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 24
Views: 3105

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

Apparently Ferrania have made more progress in the past two weeks and things are looking more hopeful, with a new team-member just arrived. Colour film probably some time away yet but at least they talk of restarting that research. Theoretically, 16mm should be easier to produce than super-8 ?
by doug
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 13782

Re: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017

Hope that 'negative' number won't add some confusion when we send them to be processed :-o
At least it seems like it will be slightly different from the previous Ektachrome ? Hope slightly better. And look forward very much to the return of 16mm.
by doug
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm/8mm ghost footage??
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: 16mm/8mm ghost footage??

Not a ghost perhaps, but several years ago I caught a UFO in broad daylight: http://bridportradio.co.uk/bridport-news/2898-ufo-over-bridport Unfortunately it was photographed with a digital camera that was sitting on the table, and ironically some people didn't believe it was genuine ... they may ha...
by doug
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 78221

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

On the contrary, I don't miss sound cartridges at all. Having sound striped on film is so 1970s. ;) Much better to use an external digital recorder today. I miss them for how terribly bad they sounded. It was like a telephone recording. Uniquely horrendous. The Beaulieu 5008 gunmike recordings were...
by doug
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm/8mm ghost footage??
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: 16mm/8mm ghost footage??

You mean chemical film as opposed to video ?
Oh yes I see ! 16 / 8mm
So what makes you think this ?
by doug
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 78221

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

Silverdream...You have a point. Sound cartridges were a good idea and when recorded well gave quality results. Many would-be super-8 people today are a little put off by the lack of sound. True there are now so many small devices to record sound, but a sync track is a perfect way to do it, if only a...
by doug
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 24
Views: 3105

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

http://www.filmferrania.it/news-article ... the-making

Still hope :)
Maybe a black and white 16mm film could be achieved in the meantime ? And super-8 surely needs one now, with Adox gone... or is it ?
by doug
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Gauge Film - times slots?
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: Gauge Film - times slots?

Also, as the gaugefilm team is small I hope sometimes they can emerge from the darkroom into the glorious UK summer we are having :) I know it can be agonising waiting when in the middle of an important project as you obviously are. I can only suggest doing the E6 yourself, it's not that difficult. ...
by doug
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The State of Double Super 8
Replies: 17
Views: 2040

Re: The State of Double Super 8

Mmechanic, I hadn't until now realised that super-8 cartridges all originate from double super-8. DS8 itself would appear to be a moreorless perfect medium. I've never used it, and am ashamed to say that once many years ago I sold a DS8 Quarz thinking it was regular-8mm :)) Now they are like hens' t...