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by PyrodsTechnology
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anyone ever try opening a projector lens f stop bigger?
Replies: 8
Views: 2119

Re: Anyone ever try opening a projector lens f stop bigger?

well, it is a bit weird, because my 27J runs in the stright direction :-\ The Sylvania is an incandescent lamp with integrated reflector like the original one that comes with the projector. The fan works great and avoids the projector melting
by PyrodsTechnology
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anyone ever try opening a projector lens f stop bigger?
Replies: 8
Views: 2119

Re: Anyone ever try opening a projector lens f stop bigger?

the mine is Microtecnica 27J, it is very similar. I can not project regular 16mm with soundtrack anymore, unless i want to see the soundtrack dancing in the side of the screen :) The lamp has been replaced with a new Sylvania 82 Volt 410 Watt and an external power supply. I was planning to fit an ar...
by PyrodsTechnology
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anyone ever try opening a projector lens f stop bigger?
Replies: 8
Views: 2119

Re: Anyone ever try opening a projector lens f stop bigger?

I have done exactly the opposite : have put a perfect circular iris set at about f:4. the purpose was to enhance the quality, and i must say tha it was got. the images were perfectly in focus from corner to corner with better color resolution. to compensate for light loss i replaced the projector la...
by PyrodsTechnology
Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: A new Logmar shot film, by Friedemann Wachsmuth
Replies: 26
Views: 6696

Re: A new Logmar shot film, by Friedemann Wachsmuth

Carl you are right about plastic pressure plate. I think that Schneider Optivaron zoom isn' t the best S8 lens though. I have gotten my best S8 shoot ever with a Bolex DS8 camera with Switar lenses. Unfortunately those Switars can't be fitted on a Logmar due to different focal plane
by PyrodsTechnology
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: A new Logmar shot film, by Friedemann Wachsmuth
Replies: 26
Views: 6696

Re: A new Logmar shot film, by Friedemann Wachsmuth

So digital registration , eh ? At that point even a Beaulieu ZM with the same Optivaron lens should deliver the same (or at least very close) stunning quality. I remember very well that old Kodachrome recently digitized show super steady perforations. It appairs that now Kodak has improved filmstock...
by PyrodsTechnology
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to super 8 and need help
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: New to super 8 and need help

Since you are projecting your footage, i assume you are shooting reversal stock, so nowadays the best way to go is to home processing and telecine ( if you want save money). Moreover it is more fun. Hope it helps.
Roberto
by PyrodsTechnology
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: new digital camera better than 35mm film?!
Replies: 61
Views: 11083

Re: new digital camera better than 35mm film?!

Carl, it seems to me that you are turning around the problem like a shark around the prey, but do not decide to attack. Unfortunately my software skills are close to zero, otherwise I would have tried it to see if my idea works or not. ( the goal of my idea was primarily to simulate the 3D effect of...
by PyrodsTechnology
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: new digital camera better than 35mm film?!
Replies: 61
Views: 11083

Re: new digital camera better than 35mm film?!

couldn't it be got in post production ? I mean, let us imagine a full pixel frame capture. Then in post we delete randomly some pixels per frame. Then when in motion we will get an average of random pixels like real motion film picture does (correct me if i am wrong)
by PyrodsTechnology
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: We may have solved the mystery of why film just looks better
Replies: 25
Views: 10423

Re: We may have solved the mystery of why film just looks be

Roger, you have described perfectly the "accumulative resolution"of film! It is true that average audience do not care but the point is that who shoots at pro level KNOWS (or should know) , this difference between film and digital
by PyrodsTechnology
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Removing Orange Mask from Colour Negative Scans
Replies: 82
Views: 86875

Re: Removing Orange Mask from Colour Negative Scans

Carl, since you have updated/changed those pictures, my previous comment becomes useless
by PyrodsTechnology
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Removing Orange Mask from Colour Negative Scans
Replies: 82
Views: 86875

Re: Removing Orange Mask from Colour Negative Scans

well Carl, by my taste the left image has the correct look. The right image is over saturated and contrasted. May be the best should be a mix between the two
by PyrodsTechnology
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fuji 250D underwater
Replies: 14
Views: 2858

Re: Fuji 250D underwater

[quote="chrisgavin"]Pyrods, Many thanks for this info. Great idea! Of course there are many other X lensemount to c-mount adaptors available cheaply on ebay too, so it's possibly just a case of looking there and seeing which sort might best 'fill the big hole' in the front of the camera! But I'd ima...
by PyrodsTechnology
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fuji 250D underwater
Replies: 14
Views: 2858

Re: Fuji 250D underwater

my mistake , the camera is this http://www.super8data.com/database/cameras_list/cameras_mirage/cameras_mirage.htm @ jpolzfuss : you are right, the camera inside the underwater housing pictured is a Nalcom FTL 1000, but this camera is not C mount convertible due to shutter design and start-stop mecha...
by PyrodsTechnology
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fuji 250D underwater
Replies: 14
Views: 2858

Re: Fuji 250D underwater

it is a C to D mount adapter screwed on the front plate. @ chrisgavin, almost every that kind of S8 camera are C mount convertibles. If you have a camera to "sacrifice"then why not. You will lost every automatic function, in short will get body only .
by PyrodsTechnology
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fuji 250D underwater
Replies: 14
Views: 2858

Re: Fuji 250D underwater

well, it was a very economic camera, ideal to experiment with. It was a second hand camera, so i have not box or instructions book. Yes, i shoot other things with it, but only that stock came with that magenta shift. it was not related to camera, because i shot that filmstock with others cameras and...