Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by Tscan » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:30 am

I've only shot about 400ft of 16mm in the last year. I'd like to use it more but not that happy with some of the glare or scatter I'm getting from my wide angle Switars on my Rex4. They're a funky diameter that are really hard to find shades or filters for. If I can sort it out it would be real nice to incorporate more of it. My old R16 got real nice images with the Angenieux 12-120. I loved 100D in 16mm and would load up if they ever decide to slit the new stuff in 16mm as well. Ektachrome could probably do 16mm as much justice as super 8.
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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by Pj » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:20 pm

I am not quite sure I like part of the title in this thread '...Left' and the connotations it conjures up. I know quite a few people new to film who are starting to use 16mm for their personal work, experimental and narrative. This video explains 16mm really well;

https://vimeo.com/212480932

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by Will2 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:03 pm

Two music videos shot so far this year on 16mm. Use it a little less for home movies recently but will probably start pumping that up more.

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by David M. Leugers » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:48 am

If I have a regret shooting film over the past 40 years, is that I could not afford to shoot more 16mm film than I did. I am extremely happy I did shoot as much as I could. My 16mm home movies were the best investments I ever made. Something to consider when deciding which format to use to capture those precious moments of your lifetime. I still shoot 16mm film and have recently invested in a CLA of my favorite 16mm Bolex and have put together a couple of battery powered 16mm B+H 50ft magazine cameras to shoot with. Film is fun.

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by doug » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:19 am

David M. Leugers wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:48 am
If I have a regret shooting film over the past 40 years, is that I could not afford to shoot more 16mm film than I did. I am extremely happy I did shoot as much as I could. My 16mm home movies were the best investments I ever made. Something to consider when deciding which format to use to capture those precious moments of your lifetime. I still shoot 16mm film and have recently invested in a CLA of my favorite 16mm Bolex and have put together a couple of battery powered 16mm B+H 50ft magazine cameras to shoot with. Film is fun.
Battery powered ? Sounds interesting ;)
The one drawback with 16mm isn't so much the cost of the film and processing these days (fairly similar S.8) but the sheer bulk of the camera. Pocketable 50ft cameras are maybe the way forward. The short duration isn't necessarily a disadvantage. Many times I yearned to see the results halfway though a 100ft roll ! I would like to see a new tiny 16mm camera with a good range of speeds.
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Like this little fellow but battery-powered ? My GIC goes into a coat pocket. Pity it's only 16fps, but still useable for many things. I'm hoping to carry out a mod soon to Ultra-16, and will post details on my blog at www.filmisfine.com
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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by studiocarter2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:06 pm

I have a box of 50 foot cameras, film, winders, mags... a 50 ft developing spiral, dryer.. Some day soon ...
Really.
Here is a video on how to load the magazines. Presious little has been posted about the format.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P13aT2nyVq8
It is almost as convenient as Regular 8mm

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by mr8mm » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:17 pm

I offered an free 16mm camera. Did not have one inquiry regarding camera. I guess into the recycling bin with the camera.

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by studiocarter2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:04 pm

I'll take it. Put it in with the next load of film I will buy from you.

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by Krasnogorskistan » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:08 pm

David M. Leugers wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:48 am
If I have a regret shooting film over the past 40 years, is that I could not afford to shoot more 16mm film than I did. I am extremely happy I did shoot as much as I could. My 16mm home movies were the best investments I ever made. Something to consider when deciding which format to use to capture those precious moments of your lifetime...... Film is fun.
I think it would be difficult to think of a more inspirational (written!) tribute to 16mm than that. Thanks for adding that David!

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by mr8mm » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:03 am

Three people have requested the 16mm camera. So, please no more. Well now I have to play Solomon and decide who gets the camera. I could divide into three pieces and send one piece to each person.---John S.

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by studiocarter2 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:24 pm

I drop out. Cine Kodak Special is my beauty followed by a Bolex H then Keystones big pocket cameras then the even smaller 50ft magazine types. So, I don't need more cameras. Film yes. Double perf film for the oldest

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by ncollingwood » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:47 pm

Dang wish I saw that free camera from you earlier, John! I figured you were asking for offers. I've been dying to try 16mm but can't justify the expense right now vs my Super 8 investments. Guess I'll go for a K3 down the road. Seems easy enough. If everyone drops out, I'm in! Need to order some film from you anyways.

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by David M. Leugers » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:17 am

I have a soft spot for the 50ft 16mm cameras. My very first 16mm camera was a Bell and Howell 50ft magazine camera. Back then (late 70's) you could get Plus-X or Tri-X reversal freshly loaded from Kodak at the local photo store for $8 a magazine. Kodachrome was $12. It was a lot of fun to shoot with and as easy as Super 8 cartridges to load.

I have gotten a few 16mm gun cameras (used in fighter planes to record anytime the guns are fired) working and use relatively small 12v rechargeable batteries to power them (like from a battery powered drill). The problem with them is the "C" mount versions are hard to come by and very few "C" mount lenses can be used due to clearance issues. The wind up cameras don't have that problem.

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Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Post by studiocarter2 » Wed May 24, 2017 6:59 pm

There is one video on YouTube showing how to load 50' mags. I have them and have done it from time to time.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P13aT2nyVq8

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