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by David M. Leugers
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 5 Years Since End of Kodachrome Processing
Replies: 16
Views: 7961

Re: 5 Years Since End of Kodachrome Processing

My only regret about shooting Kodachrome was that I could not shoot more 16mm due to cost restraints on my budget. Projecting 16mm Kodachrome is just a beautiful experience. Still, the miles of R-8mm and S-8mm Kodachrome I managed to shoot are just as dear. Alas, we knew for a long time Kodachrome w...
by David M. Leugers
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How do you guys feel about using rusty reels?
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Re: How do you guys feel about using rusty reels?

I would not keep any film on a rusty metal reel. Although anyone could argue that it would be easier/cheaper just to use another reel, no one can tell you not to restore the old reel if you want to. This is a hobby for most, is it not? If you disassemble the reel by unriveting the two sides you can ...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: film flashing question
Replies: 6
Views: 2941

Re: film flashing question

I used a 10 percent flashing to lower contrast by boosting the exposure in the darker areas of the image without blowing out the highlights. The effect on Kodachrome was subtle, but produced the desired effect of better balanced images taken in scenes with bright sunlight mixed with heavy shade. The...
by David M. Leugers
Tue May 19, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Sneak peek at the new RetroScan Universal
Replies: 30
Views: 14361

Re: Sneak peek at the new RetroScan Universal

What a great design. Congrats on what is sure to be a major success!
by David M. Leugers
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 24 FPS VS 18 FPS
Replies: 36
Views: 7490

Re: 24 FPS VS 18 FPS

I shoot and have shot all my footage (16mm, S-8mm(DS-8mm) and R-8mm) at 24fps. Personal choice and I like the results both projected and transferred. With today's stocks, the more light reaching the film at 18fps versus 24fps is not as big a deal as it once was. That said, there is no "right" film s...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: WOW......
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: WOW......

I ask you, who can resist the beauty of the Bolex camera line? Great designs, great cameras and lenses...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Recommend me a good tape splicer?
Replies: 24
Views: 4053

Re: Recommend me a good tape splicer?

The Fujica splicer is for Super-8mm (Fuji Single 8mm) film. If they ever made a splicer capable of splicing R-8mm film I have never seen one. Even if they did, the special tape splices are not available. The Wurker has R-8mm tape splicer and tapes that are as "invisible" as their S-8mm splices but t...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Recommend me a good tape splicer?
Replies: 24
Views: 4053

Re: Recommend me a good tape splicer?

Just like to "amen" on Will's comments about the Maier-Hancock (Bell + Howell) splicers and to add that with cement splices you never have to worry about the splices coming undone using film cleaner. One can use Filmguard or soak films in FilmRenew without issue. To me this is critical to preserving...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filing a projector gate
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Filing a projector gate

Careful filing with a diamond file is not that big a problem if you make sure to leave no burrs and to do scratch tests with some virgin exposed and developed film. Scratches and abrasions show up easier on clear leader.

Machining the gate is another option and preferred to my way of thinking.
by David M. Leugers
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Have you been to the pictures lately?
Replies: 13
Views: 2641

Re: Have you been to the pictures lately?

I have spent a great part of my life going to movies, starting in 1959 before I started kindergarten. I never understood why anyone would prefer watching TV to seeing a good film on the big screen. Now I know why. The experience is just not the same and often no better than what we get in our living...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Punches have arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 3764

Re: Punches have arrived!

I can't wait to shoot 200D or any other stock in DS8mm. I wish Wittner would have an English version of their website, not only would it help guys like me, but I would think it should be a mandatory business decision to expand their customer base. I really want them to continue to succeed!
by David M. Leugers
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super eight film making will soon be 50 year's old
Replies: 12
Views: 2525

Re: Super eight film making will soon be 50 year's old

I hate to be all doom and gloom but film seems to be like the Titanic going down. It is only a matter of time. And the Super 8 that is available is exorbitantly priced. NO reversal available anymore. I think that the film community is holding onto threads while dangling from a hot air balloon. Even...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super eight film making will soon be 50 year's old
Replies: 12
Views: 2525

Re: Super eight film making will soon be 50 year's old

David, thats exactly what I've been doing with my cameras! They love it when I pull out the projector!
To me the most fun from shooting film is when running the result on a projector in a dark room on a big screen. 8) 8)
by David M. Leugers
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super eight film making will soon be 50 year's old
Replies: 12
Views: 2525

Re: Super eight film making will soon be 50 year's old

I can not urge you too strongly to shoot S-8mm or R-8mm or even 16mm of your kids. I can say from experience that you will never regret it later no matter how much it costs.
by David M. Leugers
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: canon ds 8 camera
Replies: 16
Views: 4658

Re: canon ds 8 camera

I don't mean to slam it, absolutely it has a place; It's just with Super 8 I'm thinking more about portability and ease of use. If I really want good quality in Super 8 I pick up my 4008. I know the DS8 will give a slightly better result than that camera and last longer. I really hope DS8 is around...