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by Angus
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Ektasound 140 and silent Super 8 film
Replies: 8
Views: 4097

Re: Kodak Ektasound 140 and silent Super 8 film

Back then 3D printing was a pipe dream...however I understand that even in 2017 printed gears are often not accurate enough. I didn't take the camera apart as the consensus on this forum was that it wasn't worthwhile. I had paid peanuts for the camera, got a couple of decent films out of it, and had...
by Angus
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome returns
Replies: 21
Views: 7232

Re: Ektachrome returns

Fantastic news. Really fantastic.

I'm sure it will come at a price, but this is excellent news....even if the details are sketchy.
by Angus
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Ektasound 140 and silent Super 8 film
Replies: 8
Views: 4097

Re: Kodak Ektasound 140 and silent Super 8 film

With a silent cartridge, the capstan won't run but the main drive and claw should. HOWEVER....there is an issue with these Ektasound cameras. I used to own one around 17 years ago. It ran for a couple of films and then stopped, there i a nylon or plastic gear which really doesn't last. And once it b...
by Angus
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kahl film in UK
Replies: 9
Views: 4279

Re: kahl film in UK

Egglab appears to be a creative consultancy, with no reference to film or Kahl on their site. I wonder if it's a typo on Kahl's site? I did once buy from Kahl years ago, by bank draft I think. I bought some 50ASA daylight colour reversal super 8 film from them which was pretty good. But the process ...
by Angus
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?
Replies: 10
Views: 5451

Re: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?

Whether it is worth it depends on if your water usage is metered and how much your electricity costs...and your own views on usage of resources.

My personal view is that it's not worth it unless you're using industrial or educational quantities of distilled water.
by Angus
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?
Replies: 10
Views: 5451

Re: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?

To be honest I do not measure how much water is used in the condenser, but the still I use produces a maximum of 3.8 litres per hour of 99.8% water. Give or take one US gallon per hour, when working at it's best. A quick Google suggests a tap running uses approximately 6 litres per minute...which wo...
by Angus
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?
Replies: 10
Views: 5451

Re: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?

The energy and water used by a still to produce a few litres is prohibitive if you are a private individual. I work in a school science department where we I run a still capable of producing 99.8% pure H2O....it pulls 3kW and produces a maximum of 3.8 litres per hour depending on the temperature dif...
by Angus
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 37813

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Loving Ivano's Oettler P1200 electro-mechanical balance. I used something very similar until 2012.
by Angus
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 37813

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

I understand pricing is not yet set, and that we have very little influence....but my hope is that the super 8 cartridges are available for less than £20 each in the UK....obviously processing costs on top of that. But...that is just a hope. As for how the stock looks, anything is better than the...
by Angus
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 16316

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

I agree, the "top secret" tactic is very dated. Today people expect exposure, a facebook page, a twitter feed. Even if there are problems in the testing of the camera...people want to see pictures of the process, see some interest generated. Kodak really scored a coup at CES and had one of the top 2...
by Angus
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak released a new ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2558

Re: Kodak released a new ...

It doesn't look particularly inspiring....stock Android 6 phone with a fairly good Sony lens and some slightly tweaked photo editing software.

Still...probably has a niche market. And I do like the styling. Will see what they offer when I am next due an upgrade...
by Angus
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 16316

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

I don't know that a low contrast colour reversal film for scanning would be necessary....as people who have the intention of scanning can already use the negative films. A film for projection that also scans well however....might be useful. You've reminded my that my ST-1200 has an issue with the ga...
by Angus
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 16316

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

VNF film was not designed for projection at all, it was intended for telecine and to be broadcast on TV. Hence the low contrast, which the film scanners of the 70s and 80s could easily deal with. That said, I'd take VNF over what we have now for colour reversal (nothing). VNF 7240 was introduced to ...
by Angus
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Meopta Admira 8IIa question
Replies: 25
Views: 9062

Re: Meopta Admira 8IIa question

I used to have one of those Meopta Admira 8IIa cameras.....it performed admirably!

But it was noisy, noisier than my Quarz std 8mm cameras for example.
by Angus
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 37813

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

I am merely an amateur who shoots for fun...but I would just appreciate a colour reversal stock to feed my super 8 and std 8 cameras. The only recent stock I didn't get on with was the Ektachrome VNF, though I did shoot some it looked rather murky to me....but still actually quite nice for night tim...