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by Pj
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 79

16mm magazine

I have never really been interested in 16mm magazine cameras until now, the run times are short, just over one minute at 24 fps and you need double perf film. Whenever anyone at my workshops asks about 16mm magazine cameras I have always made a point to tell them to stay away from them. While these ...
by Pj
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 1
Views: 236

16mm

I shot some film last week, it came out pretty well, quite steady as I shot with my ACL at the same time, the footage is indistinguishable, except the ACL is Super 16 I put the film online https://vimeo.com/252682406.



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by Pj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bell and Howell 16mm
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Bell and Howell 16mm

I have a Bell and Howell 627 camera which is the same as the 240T. I want to know how long should the camera run for a 24 fps when the camera is fully wound? I have one camera that runs for 45 seconds and one for 55 seconds.
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by Pj
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Re: 16mm

I may be wrong, but personally I think the Kodak Super 8 camera has been a great publicity exercise to re-generate interest in film and the brand, I don’t think it was ever about making a great affordable camera. For years Kodak as a brand was everywhere and everyone new what Kodak was, but in recen...
by Pj
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Re: 16mm

16mm cameras are simpler and bringing back a camera like the K100 should be much easier than producing a new Super 8 camera.

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by Pj
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMaker
Replies: 36
Views: 15525

Re: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMaker

I understand, these scanners have been talked about a lot, they seem to be marketed by different brands, the Wolverine, Reflecta and Winait are some, I’m sure there are others too. I want to share my personal experiences, the low price of these units is very attractive and they look cute too, the ne...
by Pj
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

16mm

For almost a year I have been buying old 16mm cameras and using them, this is the Keystone;

https://vimeo.com/244199838

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by Pj
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Re: 16mm

This is the battery I use, it's 12 volts, very light and it works well on the ACL.

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by Pj
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

16mm

I thought I'd share here. In my workshops I always talk about film in the present tense, current workflows and practices. I have just finished teaching a 16mm program; it was very successful, more young people than ever before are enrolling for the 16mm workshops. In the photo the students are using...
by Pj
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm Transfer Grading, Pay or Play?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: 16mm Transfer Grading, Pay or Play?

In my experience 16mm film already looks good with a one light basic transfer, providing it's in sharp focus and correctly exposed. I have found that a simple transfer of 16mm often requires very little grading.

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by Pj
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: lenses

Thank you, you've explained that really, I hadn't thought about the MFT lens mount which sticks out more than 1.7 and wouldn't let the MFT lens fit the C mount camera.

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by Pj
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 691

lenses

Probably a naive question, but can I use a Micro Four Thirds lens on a C mount camera? Obviously I'll need an adapter. Are there adapters out there? There seem to be quite a few adapters allowing users to use the smaller C mount lenses on their MFT's cameras but not the other way around, surely ther...
by Pj
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Pathe Webo BTL 16mm camera
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Pathe Webo BTL 16mm camera

I have just bought the Pathe Webo BTL 16mm camera, I have no idea yet if it runs, or if the exposure system works or if the pellicle is broken. Does anybody know how to take this camera apart?

Thanks

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by Pj
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: User Review: the 16mm Kiev Alpha 16 'PolyAutomat'
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: User Review: the 16mm Kiev Alpha 16 'PolyAutomat'

I have tried both Super 16 and Ultra 16 and gave up, I have accepted that this is a good compact 16 only camera, basically the shutter is too small to cover any greater width, unless you replace the shutter with a slightly larger disc, which would require a lot of work and I don't think there is roo...
by Pj
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: User Review: the 16mm Kiev Alpha 16 'PolyAutomat'
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: User Review: the 16mm Kiev Alpha 16 'PolyAutomat'

A great review. I have used several of these cameras, they are all a bit different. It's strictly 16mm as I don't think it can be successfully modified to Super 16, it's size is the greatest thing and it takes great footage, you do need to take a bit more care as these cameras are temperamental.

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