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by David M. Leugers
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: 16mm

My first roll 16mm camera was an A12 and I can attest to the steady and sharp images this simple camera could produce. I once was reading about an annual film contest for amateur 16mm film makers in an old magazine from the 1960's. I was stunned to see so many of the winners in this international co...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Not having luck with Bolex H16's... Help!...
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: Not having luck with Bolex H16's... Help!...

I vote you either find a nice one that is in good working order, or (if you have a nice machine otherwise) send it to a pro to have it cleaned, lubed and adjusted. You will treasure it.
by David M. Leugers
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: ADOX Pan-X Reverso notched 64D/100T?
Replies: 5
Views: 1647

Re: ADOX Pan-X Reverso notched 64D/100T?

I've yet to try the overexposed ones. Generally in my experience of Plus-X - overexposure is not so good. Having the over exposed carts pull processed one stop should provide usable footage. It would be great to see how this stock looks pull processed. Sometimes errors, mistakes, mishaps produce in...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review
Replies: 92
Views: 45765

Re: Retro-8 Film Scanner Review

According to your forum profile, your name is Glenn Cross. I have no customer of any kind named Glenn Cross. Roger Evans owner, MovieStuff, LLC No reply from Mr Cross? It appears his "review" is disinformation. I, for one, do not feel that this forum should tolerate such crap. Unless Mr Cross can c...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Your Agfa 200D results
Replies: 12
Views: 3691

Re: Your Agfa 200D results

remember the original kodak 160 super 8 was ELA (I think). This was beautiful film with reasonable fine grain. Later they replaced with type G 160 around 1975 , this was grainy and was big step down for 160 film. What was Kodak thinking? Uh, Kodak did not replace Ektachrome 160 with Ektachrome Type...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ferrania hope to start film manufacture in 2014
Replies: 90
Views: 39751

Re: Ferrania hope to start film manufacture in 2014

I hope they get back to making film. I loved their black and white, and the color stock they made for 3M (Scotch) was distinct enough to be a nice addition for film making choices. I shot a couple rolls of their color reversal film they made for Focal (KMart) back in the early 1980's and even though...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 1:1 Drive Shaft - torque
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Re: Bolex H16 1:1 Drive Shaft - torque

I don't know the torque value, but I do know that the H8 requires a higher torque than the H16 to run the camera at 24fps sync speed.
by David M. Leugers
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Irving Higdon (IJM) Passes On
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

Re: Irving Higdon (IJM) Passes On

Getting even post mortem? Some commemorating. What now? File for damages with the family? I am not sure what you mean there Andre. I do not like the connotation that I was "getting even" waiting like a coward until he died and could not defend himself. I did not read anything into others comments e...
by David M. Leugers
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Irving Higdon (IJM) Passes On
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

Re: Irving Higdon (IJM) Passes On

Sorry to hear. I have mixed memories of him. I really liked talking with him and he was a resource of information. However, I got burned by him very badly on repairing my Elmo 1012SXL camera. The repair lasted less than one 50ft cartridge of film. I sent it back to him and almost one year went by be...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bell & Howell camera repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

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: 2020

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: 18798

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: 1818

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: 3478

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: 3732

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...