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by wahiba
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Self-processing B/W
Replies: 15
Views: 2673

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: 2673

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: 619

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: 826

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: 1471

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: 5094

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: 796

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: 749

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: 2941

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: 877

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.
by wahiba
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomography introduces handcranked 35mm Lomokino Movie Camera
Replies: 85
Views: 8512

Re: Lomography introduces handcranked 35mm Lomokino Movie Ca

This is one of two for sale in the US on eBay. Not expensive. ( Cheaper than a Lomo)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yashica-Seque ... 500wt_1413
by wahiba
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomography introduces handcranked 35mm Lomokino Movie Camera
Replies: 85
Views: 8512

Re: Lomography introduces handcranked 35mm Lomokino Movie Ca

Yashica have been here before in the 1960s. the 'SEQUELLE' is a half frame camera that is electric motor driven. ' Pressing the release takes pictures in rapid succession until the end of the film is reached, when the motor automatically stops.' Which is a quote from the book (Cameras - the facts 19...
by wahiba
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak
Replies: 28
Views: 23515

Re: Kodak

If Ilford can survive, albit via a few different owners then I expect Kodak will.

Maybe they ought to follow Ilford's back to basics approach - they have just brought out a pin-hole camera!

Brownie Box : cine-8 (clockwork)!? :)
by wahiba
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Drying Super 8
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Drying Super 8

Stick a dish underneath and it could also be used for processing the film - well maybe not that particular model, but the principle is the same.
by wahiba
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: negative film?
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: negative film?

Is Tri-X cine film different from that sold in 35mm, 120 formats for making prints from?