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by slashmaster
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm 50' reload pushed 3 and pulled 1
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: 16mm 50' reload pushed 3 and pulled 1

Nice! I do a lot of experiments with outdated film trying to get the best picture myself!.. I like to overexpose and under process with the outdated stuff because it helps reduce the haze.
by slashmaster
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4794

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Yes, I understand a three-elements lens by triplet. The Cooke triplet lens. The point about cleanliness with photographic lenses is not dust but veil. One has to avoid grease in any case. I sometimes wear nitrile fingerstalls or cotton gloves with larger lenses, the small ones I pick with tweezers ...
by slashmaster
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4794

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Yesterday I disassembled a clip-on mount 1½ inch, f/3.5 lens for Bell & Howell Filmo 8s. It bears the name TELATE and is a Wollensak. It was also available with the ⅝"-32 thread. B. & H. defined an A, a B, a C, and a D mount for their cameras, the latter two are better known. This lens is a triplet...
by slashmaster
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4794

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Yesterday I disassembled a clip-on mount 1½ inch, f/3.5 lens for Bell & Howell Filmo 8s. It bears the name TELATE and is a Wollensak. It was also available with the ⅝"-32 thread. B. & H. defined an A, a B, a C, and a D mount for their cameras, the latter two are better known. This lens is a triplet...
by slashmaster
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 53176

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

I talked to some of the younger generation today at Church about Super 8mm film. Basically in their 20's. There was an absolutely not all-around consensus. They want nothing to do with 8mm. And it wasn't like "Hey that's pretty cool retro". It was a firm "no". And these guys are probably content wi...
by slashmaster
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: A trivial projector performance gain. Wonder if Chip Foose would do this?..
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: A trivial projector performance gain. Wonder if Chip Foose would do this?..

Good idea ! It makes sense that the image would improve also maybe in clarity. Just like camera lenses use hoods. Thanks Doug, Yes that does help slightly. Especially in a small brightly painted room which certainly hurts real world performance because just a little light pollution really lights it...
by slashmaster
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: A trivial projector performance gain. Wonder if Chip Foose would do this?..
Replies: 2
Views: 375

A trivial projector performance gain. Wonder if Chip Foose would do this?..

This is a trivial performance gain that can help some projectors. A lot of projectors have their own body in the way so stray light from the lens clips it and maybe even reflects onto the screen. Most Elmo 16-cl's have a white diecast frame with black plastic on both sides. The stray lens light was ...
by slashmaster
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The Super 8 Web Portal
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: The Super 8 Web Portal

Oh, so you're the guy who did "The definitive international guide of movie projectors"? I still need to get my hands on that! So you're going to do a magazine huh? Got enough material for your first few issues?
by slashmaster
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm footage of Apollo 11's engines
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: 16mm footage of Apollo 11's engines

No. Your assumptions are incorrect. Think about it. There is no instantaneous 500fps. It has to safely ramp up to speed and was designed in this manner. A custom and heavy battery was temporarily built as per the cam power specs, 30v and 30a peak available if necessary. The cam drew approx 12-15 am...
by slashmaster
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm footage of Apollo 11's engines
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: 16mm footage of Apollo 11's engines

I strongly suspect that this was shot with Photo-Sonics 1-PL 2 perf pulldown/ twin pin rego 500fps camera. The reflex version was called the Action Master 500. Here it is in action in 2017. First clip is 500fps load test at 30v approx 15 amps. 2nd clip is actual shooting speed used at 200fps, ie ht...
by slashmaster
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm footage of Apollo 11's engines
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: 16mm footage of Apollo 11's engines

I've got that dvd set. I believe it comes from a 3 disc set called "The Mighty Saturns". It also shows footage from inside the tank as the propellant goes down, then suddenly droplets go everywhere as the motors stop and it becomes weightless.
by slashmaster
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anyone using Black 2.0 or Vantablack yet?
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Anyone using Black 2.0 or Vantablack yet?

Label on the bottle says: "Do not use on hot surfaces". What has been your experience with painting projector gates? I've only done the Elmo with 250 watt bulb so far and have run several films. So far it hasn't come off, doesn't seem to have burned. If I touch it, it will reduce the dullness so I ...
by slashmaster
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anyone using Black 2.0 or Vantablack yet?
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Anyone using Black 2.0 or Vantablack yet?

I've been a little annoyed by the windowsill effect for a long time. The super 8 Sankyo projectors have it above and below the picture. My Elmo 16-cl had it to the left of the picture but on the Bell and Howells you have to look a little harder to find it. Anyway I'm very happy to say I got rid of a...
by slashmaster
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Who here has an Elmo 16-cl?
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Who here has an Elmo 16-cl?

If you have an Elmo 16-cl does yours have the original main knob without any problems? Mine currently has a Radio Shack knob. It's too small for it! I know I can still buy the original one, but is it known to break easily? Do you always have to retighten the screw after watching several films? I've ...
by slashmaster
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Ektasound 140 and silent Super 8 film
Replies: 8
Views: 1728

Re: Kodak Ektasound 140 and silent Super 8 film

I'm thinking about getting one once I learn how to cut my own gears. Cut or print? There is a firm here who has specialised on 3D printing gears for ciné equipment :) Of course fixing your own is far more educational but when in a hurry... Oh yeah, who's that? Been trying to find pictures of a d...