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Post by Pj » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:50 pm

For almost a year I have been buying old 16mm cameras and using them, this is the Keystone;

https://vimeo.com/244199838

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Re: 16mm

Post by Mmechanic » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:39 am

If you had some money left, you might buy a tripod for a change.
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Post by doug » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:27 am

Mmechanic wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:39 am
If you had some money left, you might buy a tripod for a change.
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Shaken not stirred... is clumsier with a tripod.
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Re: 16mm

Post by Mmechanic » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:57 pm

That’s a good one!

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Re: 16mm

Post by studiocarter2 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:55 pm

Lovely color. A monopod makes a good walking stick. Keystone cameras are real nice, I used one a lot. A Weston lV light meter completed the ensaumble. The camera even fit into my baggy pants pocket, but only with a normal lens.

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Re: 16mm

Post by Will2 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:11 pm

My favorite "old" 16mm camera is the Kodak K100. It can shoot almost a whole 100' roll with one winding.

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Re: 16mm

Post by Mmechanic » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:17 am

According to a Kodak K-100 ad in Popular Science of June 1956 it runs for 40 feet on a wind.
https://books.google.ch/books?id=MS0DAA ... ng&f=false

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Re: 16mm

Post by Will2 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:44 pm

Guess I've had a couple overachieving ones. Not quote a whole roll but more than 40ft in my experience. Big difference between that one and the Russian K3 that I seemed to be always winding.

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Re: 16mm

Post by silverhalide » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:13 pm

I wish EK would reissue the K100. I have Bolexes, an a-minima, and two Arris. My favorite camera to shoot with is the K100, even though I love my Bolexes more.

The K100 is a convenient shape. It fits nicely into a video bag. It's not all sparkly like a Bolex, so it doesn't attract lookeeloos. And, as mentioned, it's got a REALLY long spring. The only "problem" I have with it is that there is no viewfinder for a 10mm lens, so I have to use 14mm finder and guess what's in frame. It usually works out.

K100 gets a little jumpy when the aperture plate wears out, and that's the inevitable result of use. There are no replacement aperture plates to be found, as far as I can tell. So when my first K100 got worn too much, I had to find another one, with an unworn aperture plate, on ebay. It took several purchases to find one.

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Re: 16mm

Post by Pj » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:44 pm

16mm cameras are simpler and bringing back a camera like the K100 should be much easier than producing a new Super 8 camera.

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