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by David M. Leugers
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Battery Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Battery Suggestions

How did you adapt it to an XLR plug? Wade Not sure how to answer that. Depends on the device you are connecting the battery to. If the motor takes a 4 pin XLR plug, then you just match up the (+) battery terminal to the correct pin on the XLR plug and the same with the (-) terminal. Different camer...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Battery Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Battery Suggestions

Maybe an alternative, pretty cheap. I use one to power my Bolex EM motor and my Tobin motor I use on Bolex cameras. Toss it in some kinda bag with straps and you can easily hang it on a tripod or over your shoulder. https://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Rechargeable-Volt-Battery/700551.uts?product...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Projectors that allow you to remove the gate
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Projectors that allow you to remove the gate

Yeah, the 800 series Eumig projectors are great and the removable gate was a big plus for me. You can pick up the earlier ones like an 807 for less money than the later 820 projectors. If you get one make sure the projector advances the film like it is supposed to when running. Way too many Eumig's ...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1750

Re: Kodak Film Prices

Ok, I think you are right Silverdream. I think we should all quit shooting S-8mm. Tell Kodak to stuff it, we will only buy S-8mm film if it is in rolls that we can reload into cartridges (and keep making those cartridges and selling them so cheap) By your logic it seems that any R8mm film stock on a...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1750

Re: Kodak Film Prices

Years ago when Kodak sold 16mm 50ft magazine film in most of their emulsions, it cost almost as much for one 50ft magazine as it did for a 100ft roll of the same film. As I recall, there was a deposit on the metal magazine also. If you wanted to shoot 50ft magazine film, then you had to pay the pric...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1750

Re: Kodak Film Prices

The only way to keep prices down on anything, outside of government subsidizing, is to increase productivity reducing production costs and increasing sales enough to accumulate enough profit to make the endeavor worthwhile. Making film today is none of that. I can easily complain about the cost of a...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film

If you have only one roll of expired, previous storage history unknown, B+W film and the can has not been opened, I would just go ahead and shoot some stuff that is not too important and open up the exposure by 1/2 stop and hope for the best. The film speed drops as the film ages that is why I say t...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The Future of Film
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: The Future of Film

Losing the knowledge of film production due to the passing of experienced users is now being offset by the incredible availability of information on the internet. Those who want to shoot film can learn a great deal and short cut the learning curve like never before. Best advice is to jump in with bo...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filmo filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: Filmo filters?

Phil Nice job adapting to make it work. If you have a problem with dust clinging to the filter, try using an anti-static photo brush to gently clear the dust off and prevent more from gathering. I sometimes use a shot from a can of compressed air (like for computers) being careful to just use as lit...
by David M. Leugers
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filmo filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: Filmo filters?

Phil No problem. Find an internal snap-ring (the holes for the pliers are inside of the perimeter) of the right size to fit the camera. Get a gel filter of the type you want and cut out a circle to fit the hole in the camera. I used to have a small plug of round stock of just the right size to use a...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 24
Views: 3877

Re: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?

Wow, no accounting for taste, but that is one thing that has always been so unique about film = different stocks produce much different visual image characteristics. Really, one of the fun things about it all and the reason I bemoan the lack of choices now as compared to the past. I love E100D, but ...
by David M. Leugers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Zeiss splicer
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Zeiss splicer

Luigi. The traditional overlap cement splicers are easier to work than the Bolex. They are great for attaching head and tail leaders (a must) to your films. I use a Maier Handcock (they bought the rights to the B+H splicer which is identical) most of the time. It is a professional unit and is a plea...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 15548

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: 1809

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: 22633

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.