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by chrisgavin
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Safety when using Foma R100 kit
Replies: 24
Views: 4494

Re: Safety when using Foma R100 kit

My DIY cine film processing efforts so far have been entirely focused on BW neg film stocks. First the Argenti Super 8, then more recently some 16mm Kodak 'Surveillance' film. It seems to me that any reversal film and more especially, colour film involves a real step-up to more complex processing me...
by chrisgavin
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Flm Scanning
Replies: 54
Views: 13548

Re: DIY Flm Scanning

I'm starting to think about how I'll digitize my own 16mm stuff. I don't have a 16mm projector to start with so I'm wondering whether it would be possible to make a little DIY frame stepping device for this, as I did previously for Super 8 film. It's early stages for the 16mm one, but Here's the sto...
by chrisgavin
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: First Time Out With the K3
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: First Time Out With the K3

Thanks for the comments folks, much appreciate the encouragement. Pip I should maybe have explained a bit more about the stills I posted... I put the developed 16mm negative film on my lightbox, then used my canon DSLR with an old manual (Pentax fit) 50mm SLR lens with some macro extension tubes to ...
by chrisgavin
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: First Time Out With the K3
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

First Time Out With the K3

Just before Christmas I took the Krasnogorsk K3 camera I bought in the Summer on a family trip to Cornwall. I shot one 100 foot roll of Kodak BW Neg 2210 'Surveillance' Film of the family messing about on the dunes at Constantine Bay. The film stock is quite old and I was 'estimating' exposures, so ...
by chrisgavin
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Flm Scanning
Replies: 54
Views: 13548

Re: DIY Flm Scanning

Hi Milesandjules, This is great, I've been hoping for a while someone out there would be trying film capture with mirrorless system cameras. So in 'silent' mode the GH4 has no mechanical shutter, it's all solid state, that's great. I probably wont be able to buy one of these any time soon, but I'm r...
by chrisgavin
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Flm Scanning
Replies: 54
Views: 13548

Re: DIY Flm Scanning

Hi PJ, I've also been dabbling on and off in DIY transfer over several years, and I think the camera people choose to use for their DIY systems is just a reaction to what's available, what's affordable and sometimes what's closest to hand. It's an ever-evolving marketplace, and I think machine visio...
by chrisgavin
Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum
Replies: 7
Views: 3582

Re: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum

Hmm, On the FaceBook page, I asked if this tank might be used on its own, without the Jobo machine and I got a very quick reply; it seems it can. But even for hand processing (without a Jobo machine) I'm guessing this wont be very affordable... Current large Jobo Expert drums are over £300 GBP it...
by chrisgavin
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum
Replies: 7
Views: 3582

Re: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum

This is interesting, good news. I wonder if the tank alone could be used for some lo-tech hand processing without using a Jobo machine?
by chrisgavin
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Help support Matthew Eppler's Kinograph project
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: Help support Matthew Eppler's Kinograph project

Hi Carl, Yes, I think any effort along this line is worthwhile and to be supported. My own film-scanning efforts have been put on hold now, (I don't seem to have any 'spare' time to devote to this anymore). http://www.chrisgavin.com/2013/12/the-secret-nuclear-bunker-first-visit.html chrisgavin_8mmsc...
by chrisgavin
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Help support Matthew Eppler's Kinograph project
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Help support Matthew Eppler's Kinograph project

Dear all, You probably all know about Matthew Epler's Kinograph project to bring affordable and open source film scanning to the world. Well he's now in a campaign on to win some development support for a year from the NYC Next Top Makers scheme. It seems all we have to do is visit this link and giv...
by chrisgavin
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak prices in Europe double those in the US?
Replies: 13
Views: 2833

Re: Kodak prices in Europe double those in the US?

I totally agree with the above comments. I think the recent price hikes from Kodak on top of the crazy prices we already pay for the film here in Europe (UK) will be a very bad thing for the format indeed. The price of film & processing has pretty much driven me to find cheaper stock from other manu...
by chrisgavin
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 'The Secret Nuclear Bunker' New Super 8 Film
Replies: 7
Views: 2654

'The Secret Nuclear Bunker' New Super 8 Film

I'm back on here plugging another new short cine film I've just made... I visited this Cold War era facility in Essex a couple of times and shot some BW negative Super 8 film there. Like my last couple of cine films, this was then home processed and DIY digitized... The film can be seen here... http...
by chrisgavin
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Krasnogorsk K3 questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: Krasnogorsk K3 questions...

Thanks Will, I've had the lens of and on again, and it's looking better now! Maybe I just hadn't mounted it on properly the first time around. Also when I get the camera home I do have a few M42 Pentax-mount prime lenses, so I'll try those on it too to make sure the focus is looking good through tho...
by chrisgavin
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Krasnogorsk K3 questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Krasnogorsk K3 questions...

OK, my ebay Krasnogorsk K3 has just arrived. My first impressions are that this is a very solid piece of engineering, hopefully a bit more robust than the Kiev Alpha16 I was not having such a great time with... But I have a couple of questions for any K3 owners out there... I have the kit zoom lens ...
by chrisgavin
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Spiral tank emulsion in/out
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

Re: Spiral tank emulsion in/out

Thanks for all the suggestions. Yes, developing your own films at home using home-made equipment and sometimes home-made chemistry is certainly a 'trial and error' process. I've discovered that about 1/3 of my 'ruined' film turns out to be OK: I must have got at least the first section of the film t...