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by richard p. t.
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 3363 Hi Con is no more
Replies: 1
Views: 846

3363 Hi Con is no more

So the big K have discontinued Hi-con in 16mm. They have also just discontinued 3234/7234 bw internegative and 3366 bw interpositive.
This is a sad day for us lab rats...
by richard p. t.
Wed May 14, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Would you still buy new commercial super 8 prints?
Replies: 36
Views: 5884

Re: Would you still buy new commercial super 8 prints?

Just as a point of clarity, there is no reason for super 8 contact prints from colour negative to be made base to emulsion rather than emulsion to emulsion. One 'always' puts emulsion to emulsion in a contact printer (o.k., I used scare quotes there because there have been times when I have needed t...
by richard p. t.
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Spiral tank emulsion in/out
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: Spiral tank emulsion in/out

Personally, I always open the cartridge and take the spool of film out, holding it in my hand as I load. Yes, some labs use a super 8 auto loader which pulls the film out as AJ suggests, winding it onto a big spool ready for loading in a processing machine. AJ is right that with a lomo, you normally...
by richard p. t.
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Two of my 16mm films on Vimeo
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Two of my 16mm films on Vimeo

Hi John, this is good work. I was at Alternative Measure in Colorado. Did we meet there? to ask a mundane question, were these films bucket processed or lomo processed? Which developer did you use? Of all the cine film processes (e6, ecn, ecp, bw reversal, bw neg) bw neg is the hardest by a long mar...
by richard p. t.
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: filming titles from a laptop screen
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Re: filming titles from a laptop screen

In general when shooting off a monitor you struggle for light. If using say a 100 or 200 asa film stock, the likelyhood is that your best exposures would be between maximum aperture and say 2.8. Simplest thing to do is to shoot the titles two or three times. Once at maximum, then a little more close...
by richard p. t.
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: easiest way to open a super8 cartridge for home processing?
Replies: 16
Views: 5366

Re: easiest way to open a super8 cartridge for home processi

awand wrote:I think Frank at the Super8 Reversal Lab uses something like this:

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yes, these are pincers. what I use.
by richard p. t.
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: easiest way to open a super8 cartridge for home processing?
Replies: 16
Views: 5366

Re: easiest way to open a super8 cartridge for home processi

I use pincers. I nibble the seam on three edges, then bite a little whole in the middle of the edge opposite the film window. Then pull the cartridge open from that bite hole.
rt
by richard p. t.
Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Agfa 200D development - milky to clear?
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Agfa 200D development - milky to clear?

yes, this is normal with Aviphot. You never know how a new E6 stock is going to look when it is still wet. They all look different at this stage. Some look brown, some blue. The smoky wet Aviphot look is normal. enjoy! PS, I think Aviphot won't be to everyone's taste, but I am a fan myself, mostly b...
by richard p. t.
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: regular 8 finished.
Replies: 43
Views: 8098

Re: regular 8 finished.

I am not crazy about the new 200d as the grain looks terrible. Hopefully they fix this issue or introduce a lower asa rated film. There is no hope of fixing the grain I am afraid. We are extremely lucky there is anyone perforating colour reversal small gauge film at all. The Aviphot is the ONLY cur...
by richard p. t.
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 4008zm2 lens and battery wiring ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: 4008zm2 lens and battery wiring ?

nice power adaptor. well done.
rt
by richard p. t.
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodachrome 40
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Kodachrome 40

Hello MRJ, yes, you do need to push the first developer time. Second developer time can be whatever you normally use - no need to extend it. If your normal time is 7 minutes, I'd recommend processing for 11. For remjet removal, I suggest you load the lomo spiral (assuming that is how you are process...
by richard p. t.
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Reducing Contrast in Optical Printing
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Reducing Contrast in Optical Printing

Hello vulgerity, well, basically you have to reduce your gamma (contrast). You can reduce the gamma by a) using a different film stock (!), b) changing to a lower contrast developer or c) increasing the exposure and reducing the development time. It should be possible to get very good results from t...
by richard p. t.
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: AGFA large quantity discount
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

Re: AGFA large quantity discount

The film is freshly coated. It is from Agfa in Belgium. I believe a different commercial entity to the one that went bankrupt. This is film stock designed for aerial photography, which was its own, and a surviving, Agfa business entity. Agfa are slitting and perforating this stock (except in S8 and ...
by richard p. t.
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Velvia 50 Super 8 Notch Size Question
Replies: 18
Views: 3066

Re: Velvia 50 Super 8 Notch Size Question

Hi Morton, you are quite correct in everything you have said about velvia 50d. It is being notched as 25d. it would be theoretically better for it to be notched as 40d. You are quite correct that an alternative notching would be to notch it as 40T and insist that people manually remove the internal ...
by richard p. t.
Mon May 27, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 8mm in C41 chemistry?
Replies: 18
Views: 3903

Re: 8mm in C41 chemistry?

The advantage is indeed the lack of backing. This makes it much less of a fiddle to process by hand than ecnII stocks.
I have been discussing this with Daniel Wittner over the last year or two. it may happen one day.
cheers,
rt