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by super8man
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Discussions about a hypothetical new S-8 camera
Replies: 59
Views: 16705

Re: Discussions about a hypothetical new S-8 camera

And around we go again. Nothing will happen with the horrible 1970s cartridge load. The only thing that makes sense is to shoot 16mm. I am still failing to see what super 8 brings to the table in today's terms. GoPro offers size advantage in video. Is there "really" a need for super 8 format camera?...
by super8man
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Eumig Nautica lost PMA lens
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: Eumig Nautica lost PMA lens

Easy...just make sure the zoom works back and forth by hand. You do NOT want to have the lever on the side flipped down to the PMA setting. That position is for the PMA lens attached. It is a normal 9-30mm zoom without the PMA. Look here, scroll down to see a picture of the camera with the lever on ...
by super8man
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 film on CNN ... Thursday Aug 1
Replies: 15
Views: 3165

Re: Super 8 film on CNN ... Thursday Aug 1

That's great the did a fabulous job on it. Good to hear that they treated it properly.
by super8man
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 film on CNN ... Thursday Aug 1
Replies: 15
Views: 3165

Re: Super 8 film on CNN ... Thursday Aug 1

Prediction - it will be roughly presented and perhaps even purposely poorly transferred (I was going to say even sublet to an intern to transfer to digital but an intern might actually add value to the process).

I hope I am proved wrong.
by super8man
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Discussions about a hypothetical new S-8 camera
Replies: 59
Views: 16705

Re: Discussions about a hypothetical new S-8 camera

Does anyone remember the end of Ferris Bueller's Day Off? It's like that. Hey I love cameras as much or more than MOST people. There are so many options these days to combine both digital imagery and old school cine lenses that I fail to understand the need for a true film-only super 8 camera. It's ...
by super8man
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: shouting into an empty room
Replies: 13
Views: 3273

Re: shouting into an empty room

Carl, I think I need a drink and a smoke to better interpret your thoughts. Interesting perspective for sure. I was thinking that the one thing digital needs is electricity. Always. In fact without it, it's hard to say you even still "have" the digital visuals at all. Not so with any other format. Y...
by super8man
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Konica Compact 8 Batteries
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: Konica Compact 8 Batteries

This link may help you: http://super8man.filmshooting.com/super8_20.html ...basically, the larger 2.7v is simply two 1.35 v batteries stacked with a slight spacer. However, all of that is obsolete. And mercury had excellent properties for a light meter battery...near constant voltage until the bitte...
by super8man
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: shouting into an empty room
Replies: 13
Views: 3273

Re: shouting into an empty room

Not sure, but I think in general non-professional interest in "real" film has pretty much died. You could say when Kodachrome died, it pretty much put it all to rest. Fast forward to today and everybody casually "videos" everything and anything...and some things that should simply NOT be filmed, LOL...
by super8man
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New life for D-mount lenses
Replies: 0
Views: 702

New life for D-mount lenses

While not "film", the Pentax Q does offer HD 1080i movie abilities. But what I really like is the ability to mount d-mount lenses on it. Sure, the sensor is not as big as a micro-4/3rds camera, but with the small sensor, it enables most d-mount lenses to be used with zero vignetting. I highly recomm...
by super8man
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro 8 1st roll
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: Retro 8 1st roll

I would be interested to know the file sizes of a 50 foot roll before and after pulldown. Lots of detail in that 720 transfer. I thought the skies were too blown out but the one scene of the raspberries on the green vines was really nice. Keep up the good work. Here's my youtube from some years back...
by super8man
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super8man's site
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: Super8man's site

Thanks Andreas, I really appreciate the hosting of the site on your website. I still have my outriggercanoe.com domain but it makes much more sense to host it here.

Cheers,
Mike
by super8man
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Micro 4/3 and C mount or D mount lenses.
Replies: 5
Views: 3378

Re: Micro 4/3 and C mount or D mount lenses.

Thanks for the replies. I discovered pretty much what all of you have stated. Well, so much for my plan of using those old Canon lenses. They may still fetch a decent price on ebay should I go that route. Otherwise, I am quite enjoying the cameras and in particular the Konica Hexanon 40mm f1.8 is a ...
by super8man
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Micro 4/3 and C mount or D mount lenses.
Replies: 5
Views: 3378

Micro 4/3 and C mount or D mount lenses.

Is anyone using a micro 4/3rds camera system and making use of the C mount adapters? Has anyone had luck mounting D mount lenses? I have a half dozen Canon bayonet mount 8mm lenses and happen to have a few Canon-to-D-Mount conversion rings (talk about rare). When I used a d-c conversion ring and mou...
by super8man
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak stops production of Ektachrome 100D
Replies: 124
Views: 26083

Re: Kodak stops production of Ektachrome 100D

Sadly, as I recall, they got rid of K40 since we "needed" "professional" film. Apparently K40 was holding everyone back from realizing their dream to become a professional. Then we had E64T that was "officially" approved for use in cameras since 64 ASA was a standard ASA rating despite the physical ...
by super8man
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: MovieStuff unit on network TV!
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: MovieStuff unit on network TV!

That's awesome!!