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by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Gauge Film - times slots?
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Gauge Film - times slots?

I've used Gauge Film quite a few times and, at present, have a film there. It was filmed on 22 May, so missed the deadline 22 May, 1pm. Hence it got into the pile of all films received by the following deadline (12 June) which then get processed and scanned during the following three weeks, and it s...
by Charlie Blackfield
Wed May 23, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: Tripod Talk

Will2 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Biggest and heaviest tripod you can find. Makes all the difference in the world.
Normally I would agree. But somehow, I was glad about my lightweight (2kg or thereabout) travel tripod when I walked around 10 miles in the sun yesterday to shoot my last cartridge of Ektachrome 100D.

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 500T in Adelaide city street at night
Replies: 16
Views: 1189

Re: 500T in Adelaide city street at night

Thanks a lot, Patrick, that looks great.

For years, a couple of 500T cartridges have been lingering in my fridge. Maybe it's time to use them - and you've given me some ideas.

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon 814 super8 - Battery Corrosion - doesn't work. Repair $ cost?
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: Canon 814 super8 - Battery Corrosion - doesn't work. Repair $ cost?

Which 814 are you looking at? If it's an AutoZoom 814 Electronic like the one I've got, I would have thought 129 dollars should buy you a working camera. Similar for the older non-electronic AutoZoom 814. If, on the other hand, you're looking at an 814 XL-S, 129 dollars may still be a fair price for...
by Charlie Blackfield
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex 525XL info?
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Bolex 525XL info?

Not sure if it's of any help, but I've got a Bolex 551XL Sound Super 8 camera of the same era. The manual/auto exposure knob is located next to the fps selector knob - and the run-lock knob happens to be in the handgrip. Going through the whole lot: Top row, left-hand side, from lens to eyepiece: kn...
by Charlie Blackfield
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Canon Autozoom 814 electronic not working?
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Canon Autozoom 814 electronic not working?

Alex, yours must have been a different model. I've got a Canon Autozoom 814 E, and it's definitely content with 4 AA batteries. As for the cover of the battery compartment, it's a pretty basic piece of plastic with a metal plate on the inside and a large screw. Shouldn't be impossible to find some D...
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 Film Lab Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Re: Super 8 Film Lab Suggestions

There's also Gauge Film in the UK: http://www.gaugefilm.co.uk/

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Camex (Regular 8mm) Cellux Reflex
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Re: Camex (Regular 8mm) Cellux Reflex

Welcome to the forum, JJ.

I can't help you with any information on the camera, but when it comes to a UK supplier for Regular 8mm, try Gauge Film:
http://www.gaugefilm.co.uk/

Best wishes,
Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Mon May 01, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 11490

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Not much happening 8mm-wise for me, except that I've edited a couple of travel films for a public talk on 'The Delights of Slow Travel'. One was a short trip from Bristol/England to Cologne/Germany via the Portsmouth-Caen ferry crossing, recorded on Standard 8 with Ektachrome 100D - see https://vime...
by Charlie Blackfield
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Bolex maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: Bolex maintenance

You can find instructions here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16261

Haven't tried these out myself, as I only have one Bolex B8 which still runs for about 20-30 seconds with a full wind-up, but it looks like it's worked for others.

Good luck,
Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New filmscanner from Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: New filmscanner from Germany

Haven't heard of this one before, but the address is the same as Andec's, and Andec offers all those scanning etc. services.

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 103
Views: 71118

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

mondo777 wrote:I see the Kodak youtube video is offline now. Almost every comment was negative!
Offline? I just played it again, it's still there (with all the comments!).

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super8 camera test
Replies: 4
Views: 1617

Re: New Kodak Super8 camera test

Will the dirt in the camera gate be supplied free of charge - or will we have to pay extra for it?

Anyway, glad to hear at last some news about their new camera - and I do hope and trust that it will be capable of producing better footage than this!

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 14206

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

Interesting comments on Ektachrome 125. When I started shooting Standard 8 (in 2007), this film stock was the one I used on the first couple of rolls. I didn't think of it as terrible, although I agree that 100D was a lot better in pretty much every respect, such as colours, contrast and sharpness. ...
by Charlie Blackfield
Sat May 07, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Canon 814xl Autozoom Electronic
Replies: 1
Views: 1838

Re: Canon 814xl Autozoom Electronic

Welcome to the forum, Pablo!

If you go to http://super8arena.com/camera_manuals.php and scroll down the list to 'Canon 814 Autozoom Electronic', you can download a manual for it, which will answer most of your questions.

Charlie