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by David M. Leugers
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bell & Howell camera repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1762

Re: Bell & Howell camera repair

I have that exact same camera. Had it for years just because of its historical significance. Quite a camera in its own right (the sharp images of the Zapruder film attests to this). Sadly my camera's spring motor quit working - it doesn't wind up the spring when the handle is turned. Best bet is to ...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ok to leave a roll undeveloped for 3-4 weeks?
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Re: Ok to leave a roll undeveloped for 3-4 weeks?

Although it is always recommended to develop film right away, you will have no problem as long as the film doesn't get exposed to very high temps or put through an airport screening.
by David M. Leugers
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak stops production of Ektachrome 100D
Replies: 124
Views: 27126

Re: Kodak stops production of Ektachrome 100D

A moment of silence remembering us old-schoolers who shoot film to project on a big screen... bummer.
by David M. Leugers
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex Malfunction?
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: Bolex Malfunction?

I too like the Orwo stock. Would love to see John Schwind carry it, but not a lot of demand. DS8mm is the only way forward I think for S-8mm but it might die a premature death unless we shoot a lot of it... the DS8mm cameras are very robust and repairable, don't know how long S-8mm cameras can keep ...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Depressing but...
Replies: 17
Views: 4465

Re: Depressing but...

I never will understand why an affordable mini-DV deck built to install in a computer for editing was never available. DV cameras got so cheap and small, can't believe it is not feasible.
by David M. Leugers
Tue May 29, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super8 to HD?? Really??
Replies: 40
Views: 6296

Re: Super8 to HD?? Really??

I don't think anyone here on this forum thinks S-8mm is the best film format to shoot a feature on. But, one certainly can create their own personal visions in a feature length film shot on S-8mm. Why not? Especially with the advances in transfer services including image stability it can look very g...
by David M. Leugers
Fri May 25, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: My film "I Felt Your Pulse" updated with UltraPan8 footage
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: My film "I Felt Your Pulse" updated with UltraPan8 foota

Let's not let off the hook the PR firm, that sick bunch of slime that think up ways to lie about someone so that the evil dirt bag can skate. Is there a lower form of making a living? The UltraPan8 looks fantastic. If I get up the nerve I might mod my DS-8mm Rex4 Bolex, provided I can still get stoc...
by David M. Leugers
Fri May 25, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: My film "I Felt Your Pulse" updated with UltraPan8 footage
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: My film "I Felt Your Pulse" updated with UltraPan8 foota

Thanks for sharing, a great job on such a sad incident. If anyone wants to know what Mr. Bryant is: http://cassiopaea.com/cassiopaea/psychopath_2.htm We here in the US are being over run with this type especially in our political, judicial, and corporate venues. Why? No one stops them. Don't expect ...
by David M. Leugers
Sat May 19, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Foma Processing?
Replies: 8
Views: 953

Re: Foma Processing?

Last I knew, Yale labs will process it at certain times. Give them a call.
by David M. Leugers
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New super 8 b&w stock by Adox ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

Re: New super 8 b&w stock by Adox ?

Adox makes some very beautiful B+W film for still cameras. I hope they make their 25 ASA stock available In DS-8mm and R-8mm, that would be sweet.
by David M. Leugers
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Sound striped 16mm film
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: Sound striped 16mm film

The only film I have seen with mag sound is a combination sound print that has the optical track on half of the sound track space and mag stripe on the other half. This was for multi (two) language prints. I have one of "The Big Sleep" remake with Robert Mitchum. The mag track is Japanese. Kodak mad...
by David M. Leugers
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Skylight Filter + Tri-X
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Skylight Filter + Tri-X

The skylight filter has no effect on Black and White film or color film. It supposedly reduces haze in the sky, but it is not that noticeable. It is used as a protector for the front of your lens. Always have it on. B+W the manufacturer makes top quality filters so you should have a good one.
by David M. Leugers
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fuji Professional 64T Super 8 - Sample
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Fuji Professional 64T Super 8 - Sample

Your film will project a more pleasing image than any transfer will. Unless you have lots of money for a high end transfer, there are limits to the dynamic range of a video transfer that can't compete with the film original. It is about choices and compromises. You should be able to get a pretty dec...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fake 'youtube' e-mails
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Fake 'youtube' e-mails

Is there a more pathetic excuse for a human being than a scammer? Oh no wait, virus programmers.... sad bunch the lot of them.
by David M. Leugers
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Share your Collection/Tools of Choice
Replies: 39
Views: 17517

Re: Share your Collection/Tools of Choice

Cameratech I am glad you mentioned the Elgeet lenses. A "sleeper" of a lens manufacturer. I cherish the D and C mount Elgeet lenses I have and they all produce great images. One of the best values out there because they usually go for much less than other lenses of comparable quality. R-8mm is a bla...