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by wahiba
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: easiest way to open a super8 cartridge for home processing?
Replies: 17
Views: 8014

Re: easiest way to open a super8 cartridge for home processi

I made a fixture clamping a pair of cartridges together. I then pulled the film out winding it onto 50' projection reels. I did two at a time as the tank takes two films. I managed all this and loading the spirals from the spools all inside a large daylight loading bag! Getting the film onto a proje...
by wahiba
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Minimum for negative film processing
Replies: 8
Views: 2287

Re: Minimum for negative film processing

Changed settings. Pictures of basic kit at:

http://8mmovies.yolasite.com
by wahiba
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Minimum for negative film processing
Replies: 8
Views: 2287

Re: Minimum for negative film processing

The minimum needed for home processing are flat dishes for developer and fixer and a frame to wrap the film around. And of course a dark room.
by wahiba
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 3D printing a reloadable Super 8 cartridge??
Replies: 46
Views: 8555

Re: 3D printing a reloadable Super 8 cartridge??

Film stock is coated so a 3D printer would not make film. However; it could possibly make parts for a machine to cut and perforate existing film gauges, or a machine to coat acetate to make film from scratch. There are a number of technologies under development that are going to aid the small manufa...
by wahiba
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 3D printing a reloadable Super 8 cartridge??
Replies: 46
Views: 8555

Re: 3D printing a reloadable Super 8 cartridge??

Check out some of the movies of these printers. There is one of the Hewlett Packard machine that prints out an adjustable spanner - the work and rack work! I reckon your suggestion is correct. It would be possible to print out a re loadable cartridge - but whether or not it would be light tight is p...
by wahiba
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Self-processing B/W
Replies: 15
Views: 4509

Re: Self-processing B/W

Some text and pictures of old equipment can be found on this site.

http://8mmovies.yolasite.com

It is still 'under construction' but the equipment pictures are OK.
by wahiba
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Self-processing B/W
Replies: 15
Views: 4509

Re: Self-processing B/W

If like me it is mainly to see if an old camera works then negative processing is fine. DIY telecine with a projector and camcorder works OK and naturally the computer editing does the reversing. I have manage Tri-X and Plus-X OK in a Lomo tank. The most basic method I have seen described is an open...
by wahiba
Thu May 24, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak has a secret nuclear reactor
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: Kodak has a secret nuclear reactor

Those of us of a certain age here in the UK fondly remember the Eagle comic and the centre cut away drawings of all sorts of machines and plant, real and imagined. One of the imagined ones was a steam locomotive of traditional layout with a nuclear reactor in place of the coal fire. I cannot remembe...
by wahiba
Sat May 05, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Does film cement keep forever?
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Re: Does film cement keep forever?

I have a bottle from the mid 1960s that still works fine. I also have a newer bottle, probably from the late 1970s.
by wahiba
Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Question for those who process Super 8 at home
Replies: 15
Views: 2754

Re: Question for those who process Super 8 at home

Here are a couple of pictures of a frame that may be used with a developing dish. From a web site under construction.

http://www52.jimdo.com/app/s12969c5bdb7 ... ndow-close
by wahiba
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Digital Bolex
Replies: 37
Views: 8855

Re: Digital Bolex

Have you noticed how digital still cameras are looking more and more like the old style cameras. Well expect digital cameras to follow and start looking like old movie cameras. Who will be first? Canon, Fuji, another? Actually a Fuji based on the basic single 8 cameras would be a good idea. It took ...
by wahiba
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: UK J of P: "Kodak phases out digital, keeps film alive."
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Re: UK J of P: "Kodak phases out digital, keeps film alive.

Kodak recently announced a nice little pocket HD camcorder with that rarity on basic cameras, a microphone socket. Quite fancied it for that feature alone, although it had a few other good features as well. Now it looks like it will not be available. I just hope they are not ditching other innovativ...
by wahiba
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak bankrupt (on topic discussion)
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: Kodak bankrupt (on topic discussion)

Do not reckon on silver prices falling. There was little bit on the radio this morning suggesting that silver may be suitable for cancer treatments without the side effects of current platinum based chemo treatments. However, they have to find out why silver has anti - bacteriological properties bef...
by wahiba
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: With the price of DS8 Cameras no wonder nobody shoots it!
Replies: 40
Views: 5071

Re: With the price of DS8 Cameras no wonder nobody shoots it

I bought a Quarz V DS 8 camera off eBay a couple of years ago. Cost less than £10 - including postage from Germany to the UK.

Just bought it to go with my D8 Quarz collection. Keep meaning to get some film for it.
by wahiba
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Reshuffles Decks
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Kodak Reshuffles Decks

I think gelatine is the basis of the emulsion that is coated onto the base whether it be acetate, polyester or paper.

When gelatine was the core of Kodak's business it made sense to make their own. It must make sense now to buy it in.