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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: 790

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: 6598

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: 6598

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: 6598

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: 6598

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...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan redux
Replies: 35
Views: 6598

Fomapan redux

My last roll of 100ft DS-8mm Fomapan had been sitting in my freezer since 2005. I took it out in June and loaded it into my Canon DS8. I shot the whole roll taking footage of my wife's little dog Brewtus. I sent the film to Yale Labs. I finally got around to slitting the film and mounted it on a Tus...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film Workshops
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Re: Film Workshops

Very cool, Pav! I wish you and the academy a long success. I hope you can generate in your students a sense of fun working with film can be.
by David M. Leugers
Sun May 29, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Quarz DS8-3
Replies: 1
Views: 1688

Re: Quarz DS8-3

Now that the film has been spoiled you can use it to check out your camera (save it for future use). With the door open and the film end securely attached into the take-up reel slot and a few inches of film wound onto the reel to keep it in place, operate the camera running the entire roll through t...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Non reflex Bolex and single perf film?
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: Non reflex Bolex and single perf film?

Good info! I'll check it out when I get my H16S back.
by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm film suitable for wide format... Ferrania ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: 16mm film suitable for wide format... Ferrania ?

I am very much in favor of doing away with edge numbers as old tech editing of film via workprint and negative matching is rare. Even if one chooses to work this way, ink edge numbering can be employed to accomplish the task. For those of us who like Ultra-16 (I am taking the plunge with a Bolex H 1...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 28187

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

While it is true Kodachrome was the best archival color reversal film, Kodak kept it alive way longer than I expected due to its environmental issues and serious costs for a lab to set up and run. The death of Kodachrome took almost 20 years. The issue of archival properties of other film stocks is ...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Non reflex Bolex and single perf film?
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: Non reflex Bolex and single perf film?

How critical is it for focusing while viewing the exact image area through the viewfinder I think is the question. Rack over is very nice for accurately framing and focusing (the Auricon 1200 is superb), but it can be worked around for typical framing of the shot. Focusing can be done as usual by ro...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 film & narrow gauge railway fanatic!
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: Super 8 film & narrow gauge railway fanatic!

Beautiful films and great use of the strengths of shooting on S-8mm film. Thanks for the experience, never knew your country was so incredible.
by David M. Leugers
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Rubberbands
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: Rubberbands

http://www.identi-tape.com/gaffer-tape1-4.html I have found nothing better - what the pros use. The tape comes off cleanly and leaves no residue. Cut about a three (3) inch long piece and fold about 1/2 inch of one end back upon itself - this is for a nice "handle" to grab to remove tape to free fi...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Normal 8 b/w prints from negative
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: Normal 8 b/w prints from negative

A word of encouragement : Working with R-8mm original to produce invisible splice prints is entirely cost efficient as 16mm professional cement splicers, synchronizers, rewinds (adapted to use 8mm reels) etc are inexpensive and readily available on the used market. R-8mm film is the most robust film...