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by David M. Leugers
Tue Jun 18, 2002 1:39 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 250 watt Xenon projector lamp?
Replies: 18
Views: 6312

Elmo modification

No I have not actually done this particular mod to an Elmo. I do know of a Eumig projector modified so, and it does not burn the film and surrounding plastic. I plan to modify one of my Eumigs with the EJL bulb while adding at least a 2400 foot reel capacity for feature projection. Of course, if I f...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Jun 18, 2002 1:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anybody at all shot, processed and projected new cartridges?
Replies: 16
Views: 3083

K40

I just shot a roll of Kodachrome 40 - the new batch. It ran very quietly through both my Sankyo doing time lapse and my Nikon for some static shots done at 24fps. I mailed it today to Kodak, will take a few weeks to get back. I'll let everyone know how it turned out. I am going to shoot up to 8 roll...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Jun 17, 2002 5:51 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: "Super 8 editor/viewer" which model should I buy.
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Viewer

For my money, the best basic hand-driven viewer for S-8mm film is the Minette S-5. Terrific image and build quality will not scratch your film. Minette made some very professional equipment for both 16mm and S-8mm and this viewer shows it. It cost over $100 twenty five years ago but can be had for l...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Jun 17, 2002 5:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 250 watt Xenon projector lamp?
Replies: 18
Views: 6312

Elmo projectors mod

There is a well documented modification to the Elmo series of projectors which I believe can be done to the 800. It converts the bulb to a Marc 300 arc lamp and really throws out the light for big screen projections. The marvelous book Super-8mm in the Video Age shows you how to do this. You'll need...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Jun 17, 2002 5:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Smooth carts vs textured carts: Jitter difference?
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Kodak

Amen, Pedro! I get tired of all the Kodak bashing that comes and goes on the websites. Sure, this jittery cartridge problem is a nightmare and the worst problem I have ever seen, but they did rectify the problem and I am sure it has cost them a bundle. Give credit where it is due = Kodak is the only...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Jun 17, 2002 5:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Smooth carts vs textured carts: Jitter difference?
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Plus-X B+W

I just shot a roll of S-8mm Plus-X with the new cartridge. I was very impressed with how much quieter my cameras ran using it (I tested three different cameras with the one roll). NO JITTER! I hope the Kodachrome rolls I bought turn out as well.
by David M. Leugers
Fri Jun 14, 2002 2:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Major problems with cement editing
Replies: 13
Views: 3914

Cement splicing woes

What you are experiencing sounds exactly like trying to splice polyester base film = it won't work. I have tried it to see for myself and yeah, the film will be stuck together, but the slightest tug on the film separates it. If you are shooting Kodak film the only explanation is your cement. Even th...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Jun 14, 2002 2:29 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: I got my ZC1000! Yahoooo!
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

Single 8mm cameras

Wow, what a camera! I think we all would love to see photos of your jewel both before, during and after modification. This kind of modified-for-roll film camera could be the wave for our S-8mm future. Good luck and keep us posted :) .
by David M. Leugers
Sun Jun 09, 2002 4:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: K40 vs. Plus-X which is finer grained?
Replies: 1
Views: 1281

Plus-X

My experience is that the apparent grain of any black and white film will be affected by the processing. Done right, Plus-X is a marvelous film with micro grain and beautiful tones. I put its pictorial quality right up there with Kodachrome. I'd recomment using a quality lab specializing in black an...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Jun 03, 2002 9:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: URGENT: SERVER MIGHT GO DOWN!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 6873

Is this the end?

Terrible, terrible news... Good luck finding a new home for this valuable and appreciated website.
by David M. Leugers
Mon May 27, 2002 5:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Random quick question for you 16mm shooters
Replies: 7
Views: 3009

16mm filmers

I would like to second the motion to have a 16mm forum either separate from the 8mm or include in the same forum. I shoot R-8mm, S-8mm and 16mm (when I can 8) and think that there are probably many others who do as well. It can also be an interest to those who wish to learn more about 16mm or to tho...
by David M. Leugers
Sun May 26, 2002 5:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Split the forum-stop the bickering?
Replies: 10
Views: 3962

Clearing up

I agree Uncle Barney. I think there is room here for all discussions, wether I personally agree or disagree with the topic. I just feel that this particular sight should not pander to the "let's all switch to video because it is (A) better than S-8mm film and (B) S-8mm film is going the way of the d...
by David M. Leugers
Fri May 24, 2002 12:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New homemovie added
Replies: 9
Views: 3748

Your film

Andreas, very nice job! It is amazing that such a short film can emote the feelings of your experience so well. I bet the images look awesome when projected on a nice movie screen. :wink:
by David M. Leugers
Sat May 18, 2002 4:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: to freeze or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 3144

Freeze please

I think one should always place his filmstock in the freezer until ready to shoot. I have been doing this for almost twenty years. I put all film in sealed plastic freezer bags available in any grocery store. Then when I am ready to use it, I take it out of the freezer. I remove the amount of film I...
by David M. Leugers
Tue May 07, 2002 10:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Welcome to the new General 8mm forum!
Replies: 18
Views: 28205

New forum

Great forum, I like the new features. When I get my video capture card working again, I'll upload some pictures. Keep up the good work!