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by Angus
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Super8 revival - Media coverage
Replies: 26
Views: 41393

Re: Kodak Super8 revival - Media coverage

OK so I am unlikely to buy the new camera, though I have to say if the price drops below $400 it's not impossible that I might get one. I just don't really need it as I have several good, functional cameras and even a donor camera for spares for my Elmo Super 110. The negative film/process/scan deal...
by Angus
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Super8 revival - Media coverage
Replies: 26
Views: 41393

Re: Kodak Super8 revival - Media coverage

There has been a lot of media coverage of this, the super 8 camera and Technics 1200 turntable seem to have been the items that media reporters found the most fascinating. What's great is that almost all the media attention has been positive. While some claim to understand the concept and others sim...
by Angus
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 5 Years Since End of Kodachrome Processing
Replies: 16
Views: 8666

Re: 5 Years Since End of Kodachrome Processing

I think Ferrania have a great idea in reducing the size of the machinery and not making huge runs necessary for film production. If Kodak can get into a position where they can likewise make shorter runs, they could do emulsions "to order" as described. As for Kodachome...there is a separate problem...
by Angus
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 5 Years Since End of Kodachrome Processing
Replies: 16
Views: 8666

Re: 5 Years Since End of Kodachrome Processing

100D was an acceptable alternative and a good film in its own right but nothing will ever replace Kodachrome.
by Angus
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 84679

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

With any luck Ferrania will get their E6 colour reversal film on the market before the end of 2016.

More cameras = more film sold = more fun for all of us....from the enthusiasts to the pros.
by Angus
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16
Replies: 94
Views: 83846

Re: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16

Kodak seem to have confirmed that the camera will take any ordinary super 8 cartridge so this camera could be used with the new Ferrania film, or stuff from suppliers such as Kahl.....or "new old stock". Kodak seem to be going for a system where budding film makers buy negative film, shoot it, send ...
by Angus
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ferrania hope to start film manufacture in 2014
Replies: 90
Views: 48845

Re: Ferrania hope to start film manufacture in 2014

They also need to have everything safety inspected and accredited by the Italian government - an organisation which I am sure will be scrupulously honest and fair.....

Nevertheless, the fact that the reborn Ferrania should bring some jobs to the area will ensure that eventually they'll get started.
by Angus
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ferrania hope to start film manufacture in 2014
Replies: 90
Views: 48845

Re: Ferrania hope to start film manufacture in 2014

Just want to add my support to Film Ferrania. I will be buying super 8 films from them once they get production going. I know how it's so easy to hit "snags" and for a perfectly feasible timeline to be extended by months. It's a shame, but it happens. What we do not need is people spreading speculat...
by Angus
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 100 d kodak on ebay ?
Replies: 26
Views: 6084

Re: 100 d kodak on ebay ?

The Adox super 8 B&W film is cheaper than tri-x.

All we can do is support Ferrania in whatever way each of us can and hope that their product is worthy, and cheaper than the competition. That's their aim.
by Angus
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 100 d kodak on ebay ?
Replies: 26
Views: 6084

Re: 100 d kodak on ebay ?

Ferrania haven't said much about likely cost of the film, other than that they will try to keep the price down. The best I can remember is a fairly vague comment about it being cheaper than what's available now. I am assuming they were referring to eBay NOS 100D and the colour reversal stocks reslit...
by Angus
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 100 d kodak on ebay ?
Replies: 26
Views: 6084

Re: 100 d kodak on ebay ?

Everyone who donated should get news updates. They are behind schedule due to the discovery of large quantities of asbestos that had to be removed from the fabric of their factory building, and power supply issues. It's hardly surprising that they've hit problems, most large projects do. They issue ...
by Angus
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 100 d kodak on ebay ?
Replies: 26
Views: 6084

Re: 100 d kodak on ebay ?

Sadly it's supply and demand. 100D is not in production any more, and a small but tangible number of people want it. It's the same in the world of cassette tape. No hi-fi quality tape is in production any more and the prices for fresh chrome and metal cassettes are insane. If Ferrania get their prod...
by Angus
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Preserving E6 chemicals
Replies: 9
Views: 3278

Re: Preserving E6 chemicals

I work in laboratories, albeit school labs rather than industrial.....but we certainly have no way of opening a sealed chemical bottle without letting air in. Most chemicals we get in as powders or concentrated solutions with relatively long shelf life and we make up solutions as necessary which wil...
by Angus
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ferrania news?
Replies: 7
Views: 3205

Re: Ferrania news?

I think everyone needs to understand that this is not a "turnkey" operation. There will be snags. There will be hurdles. Hopefully all these will be overcome.

It comes as no surprise to me that there are delays, most major operations like this take years to reach fruition.
by Angus
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: new digital camera better than 35mm film?!
Replies: 61
Views: 12944

Re: new digital camera better than 35mm film?!

Remember: Nothing is forever. :ymsigh: Anyone carrying a flag for analogue video? ;) Anyone carrying a flag for tape? ;;) I actually have a nice Canon digital tape camcorder. While 576 is not quite as good as 720 on our domestic TV there is very little difference. I am thinking of using this Canon ...