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by sciolist
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Rewinders capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Rewinders capacity

The bottom of the shaft is tapered, and I was concerned the edge of the reel might rub against it. A Neumade 800-foot 16mm metal reel clears the base of the rewinder, but only by a millimeter or two. I wouldn't want to have to wind 800-feet of 16mm film with the tiny crank, however. A 400-foot reel...
by sciolist
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Rewinders capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Rewinders capacity

Neumade 16mm 800-foot metal reels I've got are 10½ inches in diameter.
by sciolist
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Rewinders capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Rewinders capacity

The spindle is 5½ inches above the base, so an 800-foot reel will fit.
by sciolist
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filters on H8 Macro Switar
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Filters on H8 Macro Switar

How do you see these three lens with an adapter ring 32--->37 + filter? I do not think that it's risking of vignetting, even with the wide. I expect there would be no problem, but the only way to confirm that is to buy the adapter ring and a filter (they're not that expensive) and expose some film ...
by sciolist
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Plastic pulley clean
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Plastic pulley clean

I use Ronsonol Lighter Fuel, which contains naphtha.
by sciolist
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filters on H8 Macro Switar
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Filters on H8 Macro Switar

7OSE9 wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:38 pm
It's true, Series 5 is Ok, but I don't remember if 32mm is Series 5 or Series 5.5.
A table comparing sizes of series filters is included here - https://www.apotelyt.com/photo-accessory/series-filters.
by sciolist
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm Baseplate for Hammann Film Joiner
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: 16mm Baseplate for Hammann Film Joiner

Thanks, Nicholas.
by sciolist
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm Baseplate for Hammann Film Joiner
Replies: 2
Views: 273

16mm Baseplate for Hammann Film Joiner

I'd like to buy a 16mm baseplate for a Hammann film joiner. The Hammann website seems not to include contact information. Does this company still sell such spares? If it does, how can Hammann be contacted? If it doesn't, is there an alternate source for this part?
by sciolist
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filming a Car
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Filming a Car

I've got one of these kits - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Varizoom-VariZo ... 2662675188. There are straps to secure the assembly to the automobile to provide protection if the suction cups fail.
by sciolist
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Projector Belts
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Projector Belts

I've used such belts and they seem to work well when properly joined. There seem to be many suppliers and belts of various cross-section are available, including V-belts (see http://durabelt.com/splicingkitsinfo.php ). I used a heat gun for melting and joining the belt material. There are fixtures a...
by sciolist
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: P1 vs P3
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re: P1 vs P3

The P3 has a power zoom that the P1 lacks. There's useful information about the P3 (and the P1) here - http://www.bolexcollector.com/cameras/p3.html. Repair services for these cameras are offered by http://bolexrepair.com/.
by sciolist
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods

inlieubeaulieu wrote:did you already purchase the battery? If so, I'd be happy to take it off your hands...
I've had the battery for more than a year. There'd been a seller at the time who offered a quantity of these batteries at $49.00 each, and I was fortunate to get one of them.
by sciolist
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods

isn't the 4-pin XLR output 12v? (with the switchable 3.3/5/7.2v output coming from a mini-TRS(?) output) Also, with regards to using this with a Beaulieu, I'm not sure if you'll get full functionality out of the camera without rewiring the battery. The light-meter (and maybe the zoom, I don't quite...
by sciolist
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods

The Cinevate battery looks like a good candidate to power some of the Bolex 16mm motors or the Tobin motors. You'd think that'd be the case given its bulk, but the battery has selectable outputs of 3.3V, 5V, and 7.2V, so I'll use it with my Beaulieu 4008 series cameras. It's overkill, for sure, but...
by sciolist
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods

Thanks for the good suggestions. I found I had a Cinevate Atlas 10 vertical slider equipped with two 15mm rod brackets (affixed to a housing nearly identical to that of the battery), so I scavenged one of the brackets, drilled the battery case (after removing the front panel to assure clearance), an...