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by David M. Leugers
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: canon ds 8 camera
Replies: 16
Views: 4694

Re: canon ds 8 camera

The transfer costs are the same for HD and 2K, so the price jump is in the actual cost of film. I get that, but the jump in quality is night and day. And I've found that I simply shoot less film but more quality shots...I think about it more. I still always have Super 8 cameras available but if I'm...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: canon ds 8 camera
Replies: 16
Views: 4694

Re: canon ds 8 camera

It is a great camera. One of my all time favorites to shoot with. So much so that when I got mine, I sold off all my S-8mm cartridge cameras I had amassed over 30 years. Most cameras are still in great shape so you should be able to find an excellent working example. Film is still available and if y...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: WITTNER AGFA 200D R8/N8
Replies: 10
Views: 2680

Re: WITTNER AGFA 200D R8/N8

David, I suspect you missed the Wittner's recent announcement. They released Agfa 200D color reversal in R8 (polyester based). Close to $100 US for a 100ft roll (5 minutes). Development not included. i.e. http://www.wittner-cinetec.com/katalog/ ... _filmm.php Nicholas Kovats I didn't know that. I h...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: WITTNER AGFA 200D R8/N8
Replies: 10
Views: 2680

Re: WITTNER AGFA 200D R8/N8

Maurizio I disagree with your equipment becoming useless. Your fine equipment will bring out the best that any film stock has to offer. I agree this film will have aspects (grain size) that may be a negative in general applications, but I am glad a color reversal film of any caliber is still availab...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: WITTNER AGFA 200D R8/N8
Replies: 10
Views: 2680

Re: WITTNER AGFA 200D R8/N8

I would love to shoot some. I have footage I shot of my kids filmed on 4-X B+W reversal R8. Twice the speed as the Agfa 200D and probably at least twice the grain size. It is beautiful in its own way and distinctive. The image quality is about so much more than just grain size. Not for everyone or e...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Jordan 8mm film (with a little help from 35mm stills)
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Re: Jordan 8mm film (with a little help from 35mm stills)

The line(s) in the movie footage appear to be emulsion scratches caused by a bit of crud in the gate of your Bolex camera. As more film was run through the camera, the scratch lessened due to the film burnishing down the bit of crud as it cut through the emulsion. It is possible this was done during...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 1
Views: 977

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: 1032

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: 1897

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: 49106

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: 4216

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: 44807

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: 1485

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: 2576

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: 2576

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...