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by doug
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak prices
Replies: 20
Views: 2500

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: 2500

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: 636

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: 2732

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: 9319

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: 9319

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...
by doug
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fujica P300... what voltage please ?
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: Fujica P300... what voltage please ?

Many thanks for the info. The MR50 battery I tried looks OK, but the meter shows about 3 or more stops over-exposure. So unfortunately I can't think of a way around this one. No manual exposure. If it was the other way round, ie under-exposure, I could add some ND gel to the lightmeter :|
by doug
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 39
Views: 7436

Re: kodak

Tscan wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:46 am
Kodak Alaris has confirmed on a FB post today that the Ektachrome will roll out in early 2018.
So that probably means next summer ?
If so, there's a window for Ferrania to launch theirs first !?
by doug
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fujica P300... what voltage please ?
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: Fujica P300... what voltage please ?

Thanks for that Arislan. I'm nervous about adding more volts to the lightmeter. Couldn't find any instructions.
by doug
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 39
Views: 7436

Re: kodak

Film... yes please Kodak ! We all yearn for Ektachrome.
A slow to medium speed reversal film is essential to keep S.8 (and 16) alive.
They don't need to spend on advertising because the name and quality is already in people's minds. So I would think easier and quicker to launch than a camera.
by doug
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fujica P300... what voltage please ?
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Fujica P300... what voltage please ?

Hello all, I've got a little Fujica P300 single-8 camera. Can anyone tell me please what voltage I need for the light meter. I tried a 1.35 volt battery which activated the meter, but gave readings indicating apertures that looked too wide. On another subject, what are the chances of procuring singl...
by doug
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 39
Views: 7436

Re: kodak

I don't know what proportion of Kodak is film sales, but I'm surprised if that part isn't making money. I sell still film in my shop, and I too have noticed a great increase of sales in the past several months, 35mm and 120 included. And I'm sure people would also be buying the 35mm and super-8 Ekta...
by doug
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Professional Standard 8 editor viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 1930

Re: Professional Standard 8 editor viewer

I've not had problems with the stability of dual sprocket viewers. Maybe there's something not quite right with the rollers ? Yes I agree Mmechanic, some of the old 8mm projectors are beautifully constructed. It's so sad to see them chucked away on city dumps. I'm also guilty of this... too many sti...
by doug
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film storage
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

Re: Film storage

camera8mm wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:55 am
Does anyone make film storage boxes or units for multiple 50' foorage reels with or without boxes? Cardboard boxes don't hold up. I know brumgarter and other companies made storage chests but they were more for 200' reels.
I have a plastic one if you still need it. Holds 12 reels. £4 + shipping.
by doug
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 Film Lab Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: Super 8 Film Lab Suggestions

Have you tried https://super8.nl/english/e_index.htm
Very clean work !