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by Mmechanic
Thu May 24, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Tripod Talk

Dead right and a notion discussed already over fifty years ago There are lighter tripods than the Universal (other MIller brother) I showed. Nothing against lighter tripods, monopods, any support or rest In the cinematic language, camera movement has a meaning like a hard cut, like perspective. To m...
by Mmechanic
Thu May 24, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Tripod Talk

post-35633-0-59127300-1300826380.jpg Many thanks for the subject! As a technician I much too often am not heard. A motion-picture camera belongs on sticks. 999 per mille of what we see in the movie theatres are steady shots. All that hipster, self-declared artists hand camera blurr is an insult and...
by Mmechanic
Sat May 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

The double prism of the Paillard-Bolex H RX cameras introduces a longitudinal aberration. Specially calculated and manufactured RX designated lenses have been introduced. Berthiot, Schneider, and Angénieux made RX lenses, too. The longitudinal focus error becomes negligible with lenses of 50 mm foca...
by Mmechanic
Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex h16 camera rattling squeaky noise
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Bolex h16 camera rattling squeaky noise

Don’t know much about the Pacific Rim scene, Jaakko Kurhi maybe. http://www.jkcamera.com

In any case I take Paillard-Bolex products. A complete overhaul of your camera would cost around $500. I give two years warranty on my work. If you indicate model and serial number, I can quote more precisely.
by Mmechanic
Fri May 04, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Single frame problem
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Single frame problem

Do you need the fader with your single-frame work?
by Mmechanic
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Damaged (flooded) 8mm film
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Damaged (flooded) 8mm film

Have washed many films, flooded footage full of mud, you know, fine sand and else. Now your film seems to be damaged by the mold (fungus) in such a manner that the gelatine bond to the base is attacked. Coating coming off is about the worst state. You cannot fix the image before cleaning. You can tr...
by Mmechanic
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hit the jackpot!
Replies: 9
Views: 1684

Re: Hit the jackpot!

Got my Bell & Howell Filmo Straight Eight today. The Mytal on it has full closing iris. Only spools are missing.
by Mmechanic
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film stock for Univex model A8
Replies: 19
Views: 5377

Re: Film stock for Univex model A8

Most everything with the Univex-8 cameras is the other way round than with the others. Main frame or housing is Zamak alloy Film chamber is on the right hand side Film spools not interchangeable, not even with Bell & Howell Filmo Straight Eight Winding key revolves with down-running spring Inverted ...
by Mmechanic
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film stock for Univex model A8
Replies: 19
Views: 5377

Re: Film stock for Univex model A8

Hey, Wade Your Univex has a governor like all other spring-driven cameras. Without a governor the mechanism would speed up to over 150 frames a second or more, most probably loosing some teeth in the gear train. What does not form part of the mechanics is a positive stop to a spring barrel like a nu...
by Mmechanic
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 16
Views: 3194

Re: 16mm

Your camera must have been tinkered with or it got a blow.
A technician can adjust the prism unit within five minutes,
at least I can.
by Mmechanic
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 16
Views: 3194

Re: 16mm

Only before I return to the subject of 16mm: The announced Super-8 camera does have a reflex system to divert light onto a sensor, from whose data a monitor image is created. The early Kodak Instamatic M2 and M4 had a simple peep-through parallax finder, the M6 and the vast majority of Super-8 camer...
by Mmechanic
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 16
Views: 3194

Re: 16mm

According to a Kodak K-100 ad in Popular Science of June 1956 it runs for 40 feet on a wind. https://books.google.ch/books?id=MS0DAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA199&lpg=RA1-PA199&dq=kodak+k-100+camera+spring&source=bl&ots=XPys3dP0SQ&sig=TmjnRPyHmZ9xuiJOzmPXnCyGK9w&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwisye256_TXAhXE0xoKHV8DC5UQ...
by Mmechanic
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 16
Views: 3194

Re: 16mm

That’s a good one!