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by David M. Leugers
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: RIP Tobin Cinema Systems
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

Re: RIP Tobin Cinema Systems

Sad day. Clive Tobin was a great source at one time for motor drives for popular cameras like the Arri and Bolex. Losing his technical acumen from the market is a loss for sure.
by David M. Leugers
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Craig Rewind is stiff
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Craig Rewind is stiff

There usually is a brake applied by tightening a knob either on the side of the rewind where the handle is, or on the top (older ones). Some older Craigs do not have a brake. If it does, double check the brake is not on causing drag on the shaft as it turns by turning the knob counter-clockwise. Oth...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Film Available
Replies: 16
Views: 3087

Re: Regular 8mm Film Available

There is method to their madness concerning the film path for the Movikon. It reminds me of the legendary Debrie Parvo 35mm movie camera and others. The twist the film makes before entering and exiting the gate registers the film stock against one edge of the film gate eliminating weave. I have seve...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 13306

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

Nothing crappy about VNF 7240, just a completely different look which may or may not be to one's liking. Not the greatest in 8mm or S-8mm, but I really liked it for 16mm shooting outdoors in mixed sunlight and shade. It has very pastel colors that are pretty accurate and pleasing to the eye. Not the...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 13306

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

Any reversal film stock from Kodak would be greatly appreciated. Forty years ago Kodak made a slow, fine grained Ektachrome film stock called Ektachrome 40 that was discontinued after a few short years. I really like the way it looked. Definitely different from Kodachrome and beautiful in its own ri...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 26784

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Hi Luigi ! I have often been curious about 9.5mm = the format that wouldn't die. It is incredible that there are still die hard fans that still shoot this film format today, 40 years after I first became aware of it reading Lenny Lipton's book. Here in the USA it is very, very rare to come across an...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 13306

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

I think Kodak coming out with a new reversal film would be terrific news, but the idea of coming out with a new 16mm projector makes the rumor a lot harder to swallow. True, that would be great news, but seems risky when people have a hard time shelling out $250 - $300 for a projector overhaul. A ne...
by David M. Leugers
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 26784

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

The team at Ferrania seem to be making good decisions and we all hope they can produce the much anticipated reversal film stock. The 1917 slitter is truly awesome. 100 years and it still is viable, just like film...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Approaching 6 Years Since End of Kodachrome Processing
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: Approaching 6 Years Since End of Kodachrome Processing

I second that Will, nothing more fun than projecting 16mm Kodachrome! The anniversary of its' final demise bums me out. I have a new roll of 16mm Kodachrome left over that I never got to film with. I was saving it for something special to film then I got laid up and was unable to shoot it in time. L...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Samples from In My Image 4k scan - down to HD
Replies: 20
Views: 7292

Re: Samples from In My Image 4k scan - down to HD

I'd definitely vote to keep it in 4:3. Not only is that the aspect ratio you filmed in, it will look the best and there is nothing wrong with 4:3 even for filming today.
by David M. Leugers
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: URGENT - Expired Agfa Moviechrome rating???
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: URGENT - Expired Agfa Moviechrome rating???

Unless the film has been kept in a freezer all this time, I'd not recommend shooting it without testing. You stand a very good chance of not getting any usable footage if the film has not been stored in a freezer. If it has been frozen, I'd shoot the normal exposure rating or open up the lens 1/2 st...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan redux
Replies: 35
Views: 5975

Re: Fomapan redux

Not to throw gasoline on a fire, but I am still mystified about the availability of Fomapan DS8mm film in 100ft rolls. When I could not find any for sale in the USA, I searched the web page for Fomapan to see if they still made it. I kept checking back over time but still it was not available in 100...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan redux
Replies: 35
Views: 5975

Re: Fomapan redux

I've had good results processing UN54 from: http://www.cinelab.com/ http://www.yalefilmandvideo.com/filmsales.php?expandable=3 DR5 does a great job processing film. I have been very pleased with the 35mm still film I've sent them. I have never had them process Fomapan. I am not sure they still offer...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan redux
Replies: 35
Views: 5975

Re: Fomapan redux

I really don't like to shoot film that may or may not give good results. To me everything I film is important if only to me. I can't believe Fomapan still has problems with their films, they have been making film since 1921... Still, I'd like to try it some more because when the results are good the...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan redux
Replies: 35
Views: 5975

Re: Fomapan redux

Is there a seller of 100ft DS8 Fomapan in the USA? I have not found any. As for Yale, all I know is they claim to be processing film and I don't see how they could be using another lab based on what they charge for their services and the amount of turn around time. Stranger things can happen I guess...