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by Tommy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 28
Views: 2137

Re: kodak

Stock prices can be manipulated by market makers on the floor as well as large institutional stock holders who bailed out seeking greener pastures. The critical thing is business is profits not gross revenue. Would you rather own a business that grossed 100 million dollars in sales but showed no pro...
by Tommy
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Another new Super8 camera?
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Another new Super8 camera?

It was 77 or 78, that Arri showed a prototype pro super 8 camera at Photokina....but by then the video revolution had begun ...and super 8 had started a rapid downward spiral. Never went into production.
by Tommy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 10711

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

VNF reversal stocks were not made for traditional home projection, they were made for projection on a TV film chain which then pops the colors and the contrast and makes it look " normal" and great for TV broadcast. In home projection ,the film has low contrast/ low color saturation....VNF = Video N...
by Tommy
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 52776

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

I believe film cost will come down drastically, in the future...due to new techniques in manufacturing being spurred by 3-d printing and 3-d bio-printing ( which could be adapted to film emulsions and make possible the return of Kodachrome). I will predict that in 10 years, super 8 will become stron...
by Tommy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 52776

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

The film cost will have to come down to make Super 8 viable again. Perhaps, a Chinese manufacturing plant that can produce film for $15. at retail. I don't think Super 8 can be mainstream again until we can get film/with processing at $25. a cartridge. This is what Kodak has to achieve to make Super...
by Tommy
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Logmar, Kovats and Hingsberg
Replies: 27
Views: 6213

Re: Logmar, Kovats and Hingsberg

I believe it was in 1979 that Arri did introduce a professional Super 8 pin registered camera ( utilizing double S 8mm roll film) at photokina. It looked alot like the 16mm Arri S, unfortunately, it never went into production.
by Tommy
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What date was Super8 born?
Replies: 13
Views: 2848

Re: What date was Super8 born?

I recall Super 8 being first announced in January 1965 in Popular Photography magazine. I recall the first Super 8 cameras/projectors in department stores the following spring. At the time, I was a young teenager shooting on a second hand spring wound 8mm camera. The great thing about Super 8 was wi...
by Tommy
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 projector that uses inexpensive bulb?
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Super 8 projector that uses inexpensive bulb?

Any projector that uses the popular EFP 12v 100w lamp.....can use a 50 watt 12v lamp that is available in hardware stores very cheaply...I think at less than half the cost of the EFP...some light loss but still bright in a completely darkened (black) room. Also, with the lower wattage should burn lo...
by Tommy
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: We may have solved the mystery of why film just looks better
Replies: 25
Views: 9450

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

I think technology will evolve to the point that film manufacturing will become easier and cheaper...something along the lines of the 3D printing evolution. Of course, that maybe 10-15 years away...a whole new generation may rediscover film.
by Tommy
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ferrania is a go!
Replies: 47
Views: 9036

Re: Ferrania is a go!

If you read the manufacturing process on Ferrania's website...their machines seem very inefficient, they produce film in long sheets with only the center 30% of the sheet cut into film with the rest discarded. Somehow that is the only section where the emulsion is uniform. I do not know if Kodak's m...
by Tommy
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: If you have a Sankyo 301-880 projector is it gentle to film?
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: If you have a Sankyo 301-880 projector is it gentle to f

Well, you're going to burn out alot of projector bulbs...I think sunlight works best because it has ultra violet rays.
by Tommy
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: If you have a Sankyo 301-880 projector is it gentle to film?
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: If you have a Sankyo 301-880 projector is it gentle to f

With the projector on...look down the lens...is it cloudy?...then you have internal lens fungus which kills the contrast in the picture.
Take the lens out...leave it in direct sunlight and see if it clears...can take days, weeks or even months depending on the infestation.
by Tommy
Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: We may have solved the mystery of why film just looks better
Replies: 25
Views: 9450

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

It maybe this.....film is a real image...you can hold the film up to the light and see the picture...whereas digital is a reconstructed image from 1 and 0s...a simulated image not a real one.
by Tommy
Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Pawn Stars ...pure fantasy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Pawn Stars ...pure fantasy?

Pawn Stars is a cable TV show in the USA. It promotes itself as a "reality TV show". Ocassionaly, I watch a few minutes of this....it always appears to me to be fabricated with unrealistic prices offered by the pawn dealer......I saw a guy with what appeared to be a crude 16mm film camera from the e...
by Tommy
Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: available film stocks?
Replies: 9
Views: 4060

Re: available film stocks?

96% loss in film sales in the last few years........... can be explained by the fact that world wide ..motion pictures theaters have converted to digital projection....35 film prints for the tens of thousands of theaters ( globally) would of accounted for the bulk of film sales.... 35mm motion pictu...