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by Jim Carlile
Tue May 26, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Slitter
Replies: 12
Views: 2802

Re: DIY Slitter

If JK's retired then who's running the store?

http://www.jkcamera.com/meritex_products.htm
by Jim Carlile
Tue May 26, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 non reflex focus
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Re: Bolex H16 non reflex focus

Even in the best of condition those eye level focus finders are very dim. You also have to swing the taking lens over to place it in its path, focus, then swing it back over the gate position. But there is an easier way-- just use a normal or wide angle lens at a small aperture, and set it at about ...
by Jim Carlile
Mon May 25, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Slitter
Replies: 12
Views: 2802

Re: DIY Slitter

Martin B. has a variation here on an old DIY project: http://lavender.fortunecity.com/lavender/569/slitter.html I've seen versions of this in old Movie Makers and Home Movies magazines. They're basically a block of wood with 16mm wide recessions, with a razor blade in the middle, and another block f...
by Jim Carlile
Fri May 22, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: shooting in dark vision 2 500T any advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: shooting in dark vision 2 500T any advice

Slow down the camera speed. If you cut it in half, you'll get an extra stop of light.

But you'll get decent results at a wide open stop. Remember that a sequence of underexposed frames (if so) are easier to see than one still shot. The context builds up and the audience can make out the action.
by Jim Carlile
Fri May 22, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New method of digital storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Re: New method of digital storage

What if you lose it somewhere?
by Jim Carlile
Mon May 18, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dangers of Digital Technology
Replies: 91
Views: 9115

Re: Dangers of Digital Technology

Hey, I still have a lot of important stuff on old Commodore 64 disks-- and they all work fine, still. In fact, none of my analog magnetic media has given me any problems yet-- I don't think I've ever lost a floppy disk or a cassette to age, so I'm skeptical of these lowball time limits for analog re...
by Jim Carlile
Mon May 18, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film Is Beautiful
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: Film Is Beautiful

Hey Ektagraphic, how old are you? What got you interested in film? What do your friends think about film cameras?
by Jim Carlile
Mon May 18, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video
Replies: 44
Views: 5497

Re: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video

You can still do that. Most super 8 labs can make prints. Kodak still supplies super 8 print stock as a special order-- except black and white. As long as there are hobbyists with garages and a lot of time on their hands, there will always be analog film printers and lab equipment. The technology is...
by Jim Carlile
Sat May 16, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: is 16fps the "normal" frame rate for regular-8?
Replies: 14
Views: 1989

Re: is 16fps the "normal" frame rate for regular-8?

For a short while B & H distributed Canon products in the U.S. Also Mamiya, and some darkroom brands. Just like Honeywell once distributed Pentax. Or how the Nikkorex was really made by Minolta....
by Jim Carlile
Sat May 16, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video
Replies: 44
Views: 5497

Re: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video

It's called a digital intermediate. They processs the film, transfer the dailies, cut it all with EDLs, make a digital intermediate and then insert special effects in one order or another, then scan the digital intermediate back onto film with incredibly expensive equipment. The original and the rel...
by Jim Carlile
Wed May 13, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: processing 4X
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: processing 4X

It can be processed just like any other B/W, by anyone, but you might want to open up the aperture a stop or so-- it's old film.
by Jim Carlile
Wed May 13, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Eumig C3 and regular 8 purchasing and processing
Replies: 15
Views: 6542

Re: Eumig C3 and regular 8 purchasing and processing

It is a bit tricky for me to use current regular 8 stock in old cameras. The index above I believe is for ASA 25 film (old Kodachrome 40 shot in daylight). To use with ASA 100 film you have to close the camera down an additional 2 stops. The problem is that many of the old cameras only stop down to...
by Jim Carlile
Wed May 13, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dangers of Digital Technology
Replies: 91
Views: 9115

Re: Dangers of Digital Technology

DVD players are easy to find now 'cos we still use them, but in 50 yrs time. can you see the future that well? how many people do you know who still have Betamax video recorders? :roll: Oh, they'll be around. I mean, look at standard 8... (jk :) ) ! Right now there are lots of 78 collectors-- I kno...
by Jim Carlile
Wed May 13, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video
Replies: 44
Views: 5497

Re: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video

Apropos to this discussion, some of you guys might be interested in this book: http://books.google.com/books?id=B5CCcBMtoo8C&pg=PT1&dq=geuens+book+film The author is a Los Angeles film professor, and he makes some points that I've never seen anyone mention at all, anywhere. He really hates modern fi...
by Jim Carlile
Mon May 11, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video
Replies: 44
Views: 5497

Re: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video

We all sound like old guys, but it's true-- there's such lightweight conceptions going on now in TV and movies. Like where are all the adults? So many bad ideas....just top-of-the-head stuff, and so comic book. I'm not asking for Tolstoy or Tarkovsky or anything, but a little bit of gravity would be...