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by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 8311

Re: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017

Very interesting, shows how difficult it is to bring about a new emulsion in today's environment. No suppliers of needed chemicals is a real shocker, but Kodak, like Ferrania, are persevering in their efforts. I wish them well. I am a very big fan of the different Ektachrome emulsions over the years...
by David M. Leugers
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Damaged (flooded) 8mm film
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Damaged (flooded) 8mm film

I would try submerging a short test piece of the film in FilmRenew for at least a month then see is the film can be cleaned by saturating with FilmRenew a film cleaning cloth such as a Webril Wipe gently folded over the film and using light pressure as you pull the film through it. I have done this ...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 16837

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

Stevens and a company called Toledo Cine Equipment in Ohio made one very similar. To me they are indispensible for using the round bottom H models on a tripod. The Bolex adapter is fine, but the added beef and sturdiness of the Stevens design is a good thing.
by David M. Leugers
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan DS8mm 100ft rolls USA
Replies: 9
Views: 2418

Re: Fomapan DS8mm 100ft rolls USA

Cinelab does a very good job processing Fomapan, and any other B+W film in my experience. It is claimed that Cinelab helped Spectre with problems they had developing Fomapan. I would guess they both do a similar quality job.
by David M. Leugers
Wed May 24, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan DS8mm 100ft rolls USA
Replies: 9
Views: 2418

Fomapan DS8mm 100ft rolls USA

Get your 100ft rolls of Fomapan DS8mm here in the USA by ordering it from Freestyle (the exclusive Foma dealer in the USA). $46.99 per roll, no miminum even though it is a special order. If orders are made within a week, they will be in the next shipment from Foma in July. Call 800-292-6137 ext. 119...
by David M. Leugers
Fri May 19, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 16837

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

Simon I'll dream along with you. Serious amateur film shooters (you have to be serious if you are shooting film instead of digital) can easily tackle the demands of shooting with a roll film camera. Once learned, the strengths far outweigh the drawbacks. I have always loved shooting R-8mm , 16mm and...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?
Replies: 28
Views: 6453

Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

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...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?
Replies: 28
Views: 6453

Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

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 t...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The sound of Eumig projector 810 807
Replies: 6
Views: 2625

Re: The sound of Eumig projector 810 807

I believe the 810D HQS (High Quality Sound) had better specifications. I used to own one long ago and it had very good sound.
by David M. Leugers
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Re: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods

Good luck on your project! The Cinevate battery looks like a good candidate to power some of the Bolex 16mm motors or the Tobin motors.
by David M. Leugers
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Re: Cinevate Battery Attachment to 15mm Rods

If you hang the battery below the rods, the battery has a "T" slot on the top running the length of the battery. One can easily enough make one or more plates thick enough to bore two holes through which the rods would slide through and be secured with a set screw at the proper position. Midway betw...
by David M. Leugers
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Retro Enterprises 8 mm punching and slitting machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

Re: Retro Enterprises 8 mm punching and slitting machine

Wow, it looks like this could do 1 strip of S-8mm and one strip of DS-8mm from 35mm film if the slitting is set up for it... keeping my fingers crossed for DS-8mm film.
by David M. Leugers
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomapan R-100 reg 8 roll 2 sound sync
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Fomapan R-100 reg 8 roll 2 sound sync

Michael

Pretty amazing! Sync sound at 16fps. Looks good, your developing has improved noticeably. How many rolls can you get out of one Fomapan reversal kit?
by David M. Leugers
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Reg 8mm Sound Sync Fomapan R100 self reversed
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Reg 8mm Sound Sync Fomapan R100 self reversed

Michael I take it you recorded the sound on a video camera. Did you use a crystal motor on a Bolex H-8 or did you adjust the transferred footage to keep in sync with the sound? I have long felt that with better film stocks available, that 8mm film could be used very effectively to create documentari...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 28326

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Wow, what a surprise! I loved Ferrania black and white film, there print stock was great also. I hope we get to see it in 16mm, R-8mm or DS-8mm so I can shoot it.

Bravo, Ferrania team members!