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by wahiba
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ilford 8mm film
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Ilford 8mm film

I mentioned that years ago I had used Ilford FP4 cut for double 8. Someone was curious having never heard of it. Well, I kept the tin, it came as a 30mm length. It still has the lable and hopefully I will post a picture here:
ilford_8mm_film_tin.jpg
by wahiba
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: what double 8 and double super 8 film do you wish existed?
Replies: 42
Views: 10021

Re: what double 8 and double super 8 film do you wish existe

Can’t believe that Ilford sold FP 4 as Double-Eight stock It was in 1975, and might have been FP3. Last time Iooked I think I still had the tin with the lable. It was a 30m/100' reel. If I find it soon I will certain put up a picture. Most of my 8mm stuff is up in the roof, which is currentl...
by wahiba
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Have you been to the pictures lately?
Replies: 13
Views: 3190

Have you been to the pictures lately?

Instead of subscribing to one of the one line services we, SWMBO and I, have started going to the cinema again on a regular basis. Daytime senior rates make it worth it. OK, it is not all film. Intersellar was though, you could see the odd hair in the gate!!!! Projection of digital is I understand 2...
by wahiba
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: what double 8 and double super 8 film do you wish existed?
Replies: 42
Views: 10021

Re: what double 8 and double super 8 film do you wish existe

FP4, it did once, still have the tin, label and movie. Reversed OK.

I suppose if I ordered enough then they would make me a few reels? Just wonder if they still have the kit, they certainly still have the film.

I just need the right numbers!!!!!!
by wahiba
Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wards Color Film? Anyone Familiar?
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: Wards Color Film? Anyone Familiar?

In the UK the film branded for a big seller was usually Ferrania/3M. Not sure if 3M/Ferrania ever made super 8 though. I believe Boots, a large chemist/pharmacy chain had own brand film made by Agfa. Agfa were probably used by otheres as well. This continued into Super 8 days. Ilford were in the 8mm...
by wahiba
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum
Replies: 7
Views: 4182

Re: New JOBO Super 8 processing drum

How about a DIY job. Darke room needed though!

http://8mmovies.yolasite.com/processing-equipment.php
by wahiba
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Which of these small businesses do you think would do best?
Replies: 10
Views: 2783

Re: Which of these small businesses do you think would do be

My suggestion would be the technology route. if you can make the re-perforator/splitter then why not a small continuous processing unit and maybe a film to video unit say tied in with the Raspberry-Pi Arduini type computers. All of these require the manufacture of sprocket transfer device which woul...
by wahiba
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Spiral tank emulsion in/out
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

Re: Spiral tank emulsion in/out

I unwind the films onto spools and then load the spirals from the spools. I made a fixture that allows a pair of cartridges to be wound onto spools simultaneously. I actually managed to wind spools from cartridges and then to load both spools onto the spirals of my Lomo tank using a large changing b...
by wahiba
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 8mm movies on iPhone !!!!!!!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 10022

8mm movies on iPhone !!!!!!!!!

Came across this link: :roll:

http://8mm.mobi/
by wahiba
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital super 8 cartridge
Replies: 21
Views: 7340

Re: Digital super 8 cartridge

I have been thinking about this and realised that the only element of the movie camera being used is the lens. Therefore it would seem the quickest route to a hybrid would be to fit a cine lens onto a digital camera - one of those cheap flat ones would seem to be a good sacrificial donor. I have thi...
by wahiba
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital Bolex
Replies: 37
Views: 8836

Re: Digital Bolex

Bolex are/were in the business of making making machines to record the moving image so it looks a logical progression to move onto camcorders. Yes, this might be logical step. Unfortunately Bolex can't do this any more after giving that US-Canadian-company a license for putting a Bolex-sticker onto...
by wahiba
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital Bolex
Replies: 37
Views: 8836

Re: Digital Bolex

An upmarket camcorder using the Bolex brand. Bolex are/were in the business of making making machines to record the moving image so it looks a logical progression to move onto camcorders. Canon managed it OK. Certainly a better option than just sticking the Bolex name on a camera from the Universal ...
by wahiba
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital super 8 cartridge
Replies: 21
Views: 7340

Re: Digital super 8 cartridge

Assuming the technology works it looks to be a great way of utilising the optics of the camera while recording a digital image. For a start most digital cameras have no manual control over a mechanical iris or mechanical focussing of the lens. It really comes down to the old argument about what is t...
by wahiba
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Light Meters, advice ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2531

Re: Light Meters, advice ?

Maplin do a universal light meter for about £30. Values in lux but should not be too difficult to convert to photo use. One of the given uses is for photography so there might be conversion information with it.
by wahiba
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Changing drive belt in Eumig 605D projector
Replies: 4
Views: 2283

Re: Changing drive belt in Eumig 605D projector

There is a form of 'universal' belt available in lengths that are cut as required. To make a belt you need a soldering iron with a flat blade. Cut the length required, heat each end on blade, push together and all being well it will work. Takes a bit of practise but I managed to get a small lathe ru...