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by Herb Montes
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Long Turn Around Times
Replies: 22
Views: 1813

Re: Long Turn Around Times

This post has already last/taken/existed for 7 days...in film, patience is the norm...1 month sounds reasonable to me...have you checked with Spectra and others? When you factor in mailing times, holidays, and the heightened use of film during the summer, one month sounds pretty normal. I checked w...
by Herb Montes
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Long Turn Around Times
Replies: 22
Views: 1813

Re: Long Turn Around Times

I looked at his website:

http://homepage.mac.com/treaexp/8mm%20film/Home.html

He custom makes his units for dual 8mm projectors so I'll have to ask him if he can make one for 16mm.
by Herb Montes
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Long Turn Around Times
Replies: 22
Views: 1813

Re: Long Turn Around Times

Herb, Do not use a rear screen, use a front-surface mirror and field lens. The difference, especially considering the effort, is vast vast vast... Mitch I worked with one before and did like the results (I was also using a telecine projector). Something like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Video-Transfer...
by Herb Montes
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Long Turn Around Times
Replies: 22
Views: 1813

Re: Long Turn Around Times

Thank you all for the reply I've been waiting for. In the end I guess doing it myself is the answer. Especially if I want a fast turnaround. I have been looking at the units offered by Roger and Tobin. For now I'll see what I can do with my own gear which I have collected. I recently found a variabl...
by Herb Montes
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Long Turn Around Times
Replies: 22
Views: 1813

Re: Long Turn Around Times

Well the Mitchell can only shoot animation or time lapse. I don't have a regular motor for it. Except for the cost of shipping getting short rolls transferred is not such a problem for me. It's like shooting pencil tests in hand drawn animation. I used to process them myself in short strips. But in ...
by Herb Montes
Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Long Turn Around Times
Replies: 22
Views: 1813

Re: Long Turn Around Times

I'm shooting stop motion which is a long drawn out process. If I were to load my camera's magazine with 400 feet of film it would take me months to use it up a frame at a time. With 100 foot rolls I can get my scenes back as I complete them instead of having to wait to finish a large roll. The probl...
by Herb Montes
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Long Turn Around Times
Replies: 22
Views: 1813

Long Turn Around Times

So I'm looking for a service online to transfer 100 foot rolls of 16mm film to a digital file (AVI) to edit on my computer. I found a few that can do short amounts like this but their turn around time is almost a month. One month to transfer 100 feet of film! The shortest time I found is a service w...
by Herb Montes
Sat May 24, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm Mitchell With Tobin motor
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: 16mm Mitchell With Tobin motor

Wow Herb, that one is to drool over. I have always admired the Mitchell cameras. Is that an Elgeet lens in Kodak mount with "C" mount adapter? David M. Leugers Yes, it is, a 13mm. I've been trying out all my c-mount lenses. Some don't fit as well because the mount is rather deep in the body so any ...
by Herb Montes
Sat May 24, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm Mitchell With Tobin motor
Replies: 3
Views: 703

16mm Mitchell With Tobin motor

My latest acquisition is a 16mm Mitchell camera with a Tobin TTL timelapse/animation motor. As you can see from the pictures the turret was removed and single c-mount adapter installed. This allows me to use any of my c-mount lenses in my collection. The Tobin motor came with a battery box so it can...
by Herb Montes
Wed May 14, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Site comments and discussions
Topic: login persistence
Replies: 15
Views: 16445

Re: login persistence

I have the same problem with the forum not allowing me to stay logged in when I move from the different boards or when I leave and return. I do check the "log me in automatically" box when I first log in.
by Herb Montes
Wed May 14, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Custom Bolex On eBay
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Custom Bolex On eBay

Haven't posted here in a while. Here's a link to an eBay auction for a very unusual H16 Bolex Rex model with 200 foot film capacity:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Unusual-Bolex-H16-R ... dZViewItem
by Herb Montes
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nifty all metal Elmo camera on ebay. Have ????
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

I got one just like that. The little door on the side covers the switch to run the camera. It also turns the auto exposure on when opened. The door on the front is the cover for the battery pack. Nice camera. My only complaint is the pistol grip is too smooth and tapers to the bottom. I prefer a fir...
by Herb Montes
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Need Some Urgent Advice..
Replies: 30
Views: 3919

Maybe show the subject matter from the viewpoint of an individual. Like how the crisis affected a child or person within a family.
by Herb Montes
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Camera Identification Assistance
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

I got a CP-16RA like yours as well. It was in good running shape and purred like a kitten when I first powered it up. In fact it was so quiet I had to open the camera door to make sure it was running. Having used noisy 16mm cameras for so long I wasn't prepared to hear how silent a good sync camera ...
by Herb Montes
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Camera Identification Assistance
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

The older 16mm cameras are more for collectors than users. And this is because double perf film is getting harder to find. Bolexes are still finding use today because of their versatility, the later ones being popular and keeping their value on eBay. As for your cameras their value is lessened becau...