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by mr8mm
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 26716

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

Received an email from Ferrania. Looks like they have the new coater running. Thought it interesting that they are using 90's electronics to run a machine from the 50's to manufacture a technology from the 30's.
by mr8mm
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Vision 3 50D 8mm film - Bolex Plant in Switzerland
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Vision 3 50D 8mm film - Bolex Plant in Switzerland

Very nice result. No doubt 50D is a great film R8. The dust may be from loading the camera or end of spool handling when loading into transfer device. It looks like the dust is mostly at the end of the shot. Do you plan to supply print film so that customers who wish to project their film can have a...
by mr8mm
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan redux
Replies: 35
Views: 5975

Re: Fomapan redux

I believe the DR5 web page has a list of FOMA emulsions to be avoided at the bottom of the page. They were tired of being blamed for poor results when the problem was with FOMA. Also at the top of page there is a statement that they are moving from Denver location. Not certain what it means. Out of ...
by mr8mm
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan redux
Replies: 35
Views: 5975

Re: Fomapan redux

I saw ORWO UN54 mentioned. Which lab processes UN54 well?-------
by mr8mm
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan redux
Replies: 35
Views: 5975

Re: Fomapan redux

The FOMA website shows that DR5 processes Fomapan in the USA but the DR5 website mentions nothing about processing FOMAPAN. I know DR5 has a reputation of being a premier B/W processing lab. Has anyone had experience with DR5 and Fomapan?
by mr8mm
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan redux
Replies: 35
Views: 5975

Re: Fomapan redux

Is FOMA still making B/W Fomapan 100? I have seen in several posts that they have ceased production of Fomapan. I believe Yale moved to a new location and didn't get permits to handle photo chemicals as industrial waste. They now send film out to another lab. My guess is Cinelab in Boston but that's...
by mr8mm
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Elmo Super 8 Sound 230S-XL Shooter question
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Elmo Super 8 Sound 230S-XL Shooter question

It has been my experience with this camera and similar models that everything will work but the claw and film advance motor will fail and not engage when the trigger is pulled. It would seem that there is a bad contact somewhere but I could never find the problem. Sometimes cleaning the battery cont...
by mr8mm
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 64819

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

That's interesting that it is on Facebook but the official Kodak website has no mention of the lab. The website that Facebook directs to does not seem to have any info about new lab in NYC. Seems that not everyone at Kodak is reading the same memos. Also where is the new camera? Double also - it see...
by mr8mm
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Elmo Super 8 Sound 230S-XL Shooter question
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Elmo Super 8 Sound 230S-XL Shooter question

The shooter doesn't open. Exactly what does that mean. Do you mean the cartridge door doesn't open so you can't load the film cartridge? Or something else? When you pull the trigger you should hear the motor running. There is also a telephoto/ wide angle control that will move the lens from wide ang...
by mr8mm
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 64819

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

I went to the suggested URL<kodak.com/go/lab> and found nothing about a lab opening in NY. Where did this come from?
by mr8mm
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Diversification at Bolex
Replies: 4
Views: 2613

Re: Diversification at Bolex

Hydrocloric acid will probably destroy the porcelain toilet bowl. A sad end to the Bolex name.
by mr8mm
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Reloading single-8 carts with super-8
Replies: 17
Views: 4651

Re: Reloading single-8 carts with super-8

FYI: I believe the base material thickness for the various stocks is different. Agfa is thinest, TRI-X is thinner then the Vision 3 films but thicker then Agfa base material. The Vision 3 negative stocks have the thickest base materials. What does all this mean? It means that you can load a longer o...
by mr8mm
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Reloading single-8 carts with super-8
Replies: 17
Views: 4651

Re: Reloading single-8 carts with super-8

You should be able to load Agfa Aviphot 200D with out much trouble. This a thin ester base film similar to the film FUJI loads into single 8 cartridges. The 200D is very thin and should easily load 50 ft into cart.
by mr8mm
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 26716

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

It would be good to have someone from Ferrania as a contributor to this forum. Perhaps that would keep rumours and speculation to a minimum. J.S.
by mr8mm
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Pro8 Fuji S8
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

Re: Pro8 Fuji S8

It is my understanding that this product is perforated,slit and packaged as a Pro 8 product with processing by Pro8 included. Tak gave/sold/traded to PRO8 35mm film to be slit and perforated and loaded to S8 cartridges. Therefore FUJI is not involved in the processing and the film must be returned t...