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by Silverdream
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Battery Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Battery Suggestions

Looks like it's shrink wrap tubing they used. If you want to do it on the cheap you could try doing it yourself. Total cost around $60. Rechargeables have certainly come down in price. Good luck.
by Silverdream
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 15569

Re: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017

For those that have not already seen this.
A nice 15 minute presentation of the new Super 8 Ektachrome 7294 versus the old Ektachrome 7285 by Ignacio Benedeti the Spanish Super 8 enthusiast.
https://vimeo.com/296154486
The new Ektachrome looks great.
by Silverdream
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 7363 is back
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: 7363 is back

I watched your sample film a few times and it made me dizzy. I suppose you were on a see saw? Good effect. If you made it into a loop and projected it on a giant screen it could make a good side alley attraction. And I thought the opening scene of GoldenEye made one feel dizzy.
by Silverdream
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak 50D Super 8 (max 8) Sample
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Kodak 50D Super 8 (max 8) Sample

So at what focal length does the image cover the Max 8 area without corner light loss? Do any of the Max 8 camera conversions have recentered lenses?
It's too bad 1.5 x anamorphics are so expensive as that would allow the film to keep it's soundtrack and be projectable.
by Silverdream
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1768

Re: Kodak Film Prices

That's an interesting table you've put together and shows what a big price difference there is per square mm between Super 8 and the larger gauges. Sure there is some added cost with loading the cartridge but roll film needs to be loaded on rolls and packaging costs would be similar for both. You're...
by Silverdream
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1768

Re: Kodak Film Prices

If and when Kodak releases ektachrome in 16mm, there will be more semi pros and film students ordering it. Apologizes for dropping back into this discussion. If Kodak sells Ektachrome 16mm for less than US$120 a 100' roll I'll be stepping up my campaign. It's not fair to have such a big difference ...
by Silverdream
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1768

Re: Kodak Film Prices

To address the claim that the film component is only a small part of the total cost I would like to present to you Exhibit B. That is the price difference between 16mm and 35mm. Example; 16mm 400' Vision 3 200T Negative US$176.88 35mm 400' Vision 3 200T Negative US$316.56 The other types of emulsion...
by Silverdream
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1768

Re: Kodak Film Prices

Amazed at all the excuses some people are coming up with to justify Super 8's high prices. The Ektachrome film has gone from AUS$35 to AUS$66 in 5 years. I'm not sure what the US price was 5 years ago but it wasn't US$35. It was probably around US$25. If cartridge cost was a problem then Kodak would...
by Silverdream
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1768

Re: Kodak Film Prices

If Kodak insists on raking in all that money for iconic Ektachrome, maybe they can give us a less perfect reversal film as well, to sell much cheaper. And I thought I was speaking dangerously. We will be black listed by Big Yellow.:-ss You raise a good idea though. Second class film for the rich an...
by Silverdream
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1768

Re: Kodak Film Prices

What is it with the bashing of Kodak seemingly at every turn that continues on this site? I for one did not intend to bash Kodak, but to question their Super 8 film pricing. It seems some people have missed the point which has now made several times. That is the price of Super 8 is not proportional...
by Silverdream
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Projectors that allow you to remove the gate
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Projectors that allow you to remove the gate

Most of the Eumig dual gauge projectors have a removable aperture plate and pressure plate assembly. They separate into two pieces with the aperture plate being exchanged for the gauge required. The Eumig without the feed sprocket doesn't have a removable assembly.
by Silverdream
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film

Patrick, Thanks for adding your experience. The reason I asked the question initially was because I came across some old film but didn't have time to test it before making a decision to buy it. So I just was trying to gauge whether it was worth risking money on it. By accounts so far B/W is always w...
by Silverdream
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film

Studiocarter, I will process them in a spiral tank and would like to do reversal to positive. I understand that leaving it negative can be more successful with very old film. I watched a lot of your Utube samples. Interesting and detailed. Your projector is quite noisy though. When you say D-76 give...
by Silverdream
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film

Since I have several rolls of the same film I will do a bracket exposure test on a short piece as suggested. Are there any recommended filters that would help? What sort of processing chemistry is best for Tri-X? I was thinking of using a Caffenol recipe but it seems they leave a sepia tone and may ...
by Silverdream
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1768

Re: Kodak Film Prices

Doug, Thanks for seeing there's no logic in the high price of Super 8 compared to other formats. It has led me to wonder why Kodak is doing this. A few possible reasons may be; 1) They saw the prices old stock was selling on the bay and believe the market is willing to pay high prices. 2) They have ...