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by Mmechanic
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Archiving
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Archiving

Are you planning three color b/w separation archives? There are various versions. You could have a set of three strips or a three times longer one with the sequence 1R-1G-1B-2R-2G-2B-and so on. Half-thick base films are on the market, I have used them for the first time in 2005 in the 16mm format (...
by Mmechanic
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Archiving
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Archiving

What could have made you to have film duplicates made? I’m asking that because I plan to start a business right for such commissions. If you could buy the world’s best contact duplicates of which every frame was exposed completely stationary and located according to the standard relative to the perf...
by Mmechanic
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16RX and FOMApan R100: does it run OK or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1919

Re: Bolex H16RX and FOMApan R100: does it run OK or not?

Ma sì, Luigi, you can buy Kodak Vision 3, 50 ISO daylight color negative film in Double-Eight, 105 feet, for $135 from Dennis Toeppen. http://toeppenfilm.com/ordernow.html
by Mmechanic
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16RX and FOMApan R100: does it run OK or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1919

Re: Bolex H16 and FOMA: it's not the thickness of the filmbase

I have measured the widths as well: FOMA is 14.980 and Kodak is 14.910 - standard stated 14.950 +0,025 -0,025 What?! You must have mistyped. You meant 15,98 mm and 15,91 mm. ISO 69 says 15,95 mm ± 0,025. 15,910 mm would be too narrow. When you subtract 0,025 mm from 15,950 mm you have 15,925 mm as ...
by Mmechanic
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 58
Views: 4443

Re: Kodak Film Prices

doug wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Presumably you mean movie 35mm cameras ?
I do. I have a Bell & Howell Eyemo 71-C.
by Mmechanic
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 58
Views: 4443

Re: Kodak Film Prices

The trick is to do volume, Oh, yes, and from that I don’t understand why they don’t open all the valves. Super-8 is DS-8 in an earlier step and that is a 16mm strip another step before. So Kodak, as we’ve already said, could offer new Ektachrome as 16mm film, in Double-Eight, and DS-8, too. They ar...
by Mmechanic
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome in hand!
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Ektachrome in hand!

She was ravishing?
by Mmechanic
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The Future of Film
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: The Future of Film

Exactly the same here. Cinema with film was murdered. The initial experience, flammable perforated black-and-white film projected with carbon arc light at 16 fps or so is even more appealing once known. That is how cinema grew up. The light palaces, the ubiquitous urban distraction and stimulation. ...
by Mmechanic
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 58
Views: 4443

Re: Kodak Film Prices

As Doug says Super-8 is no more the “super” experience. I am a child of the cold war and still have a feel for the explosive mixture of that right-and-wrong, all-embracing, and fatuous mindset of the sixties. It was easy to suggest men landing on Moon because everybody was in tune. It was simple to ...
by Mmechanic
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 58
Views: 4443

Re: Kodak Film Prices

You don’t necessarily have to reduce costs and prices. The 20th century proves explicitly that customers can be won by clever marketing, sometimes even aggressive publicity. Take a look at the home movie equipment industry. A Paillard-Bolex H camera was sold for more than $5,000 over all the years, ...
by Mmechanic
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Can I pop in Fomapan 33'/10m DS8 in a Canon Zoom DS8
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Can I pop in Fomapan 33'/10m DS8 in a Canon Zoom DS8

Unfortunately the Canon Scoopic DS-8 has the same spool spindles as the 16mm version has. You’ll have to rewind.
by Mmechanic
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome in hand!
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Ektachrome in hand!

John, haven’t you ever thought of opening a store?
by Mmechanic
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 8mm perforator
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: 8mm perforator

Not at all homemade, that’s a Bell & Howell perforator. These devices run at about 20 strokes per second. Basically it’s a 16mm one, only the tooling is different. Patented in 1917, never surpassed until today
by Mmechanic
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome Is Back!
Replies: 23
Views: 3554

Re: Ektachrome Is Back!

I hope it will come as 16 soon. Just the thought of Ektachrome running through the projector makes me shiver.
by Mmechanic
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The Future of Film
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: The Future of Film

Thanks for putting this up. Interesting