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by granfer
Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Copter for Logmar
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Copter for Logmar

1149 Euro (presumably +VAT for non-educational purchasers) with best optional add-ons (mostly necessities!). Oh, for a bottomless pocket! Where the hell did I go wrong in my working life? Or was I just born too early..... into a time when we had to sweat for what we got, with nothing left over for i...
by granfer
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Flm Scanning
Replies: 54
Views: 11288

Re: DIY Flm Scanning

Keep your mind clearly on the cost implications when you are BUILDING a rig.... it's so easy for that to escalate without you realising! For example: $1700 for the camera BODY ONLY. That more than half the cost of a complete, working "Retro-8 Professional" from Moviestuff! (I don't use one or have a...
by granfer
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: DIY Flm Scanning
Replies: 54
Views: 11288

Re: DIY Flm Scanning

Typical "Frame by frame" Softwares for general camera use.........

Capturemate (MAC machines only)
Cinecap (Workprinter software which works with virtually any camera)
Capturix 2000. Etc etc.

Try Googling "Video capture Software"
by granfer
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What do you call the paste between some lens elements?
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: What do you call the paste between some lens elements?

cameratech wrote:Canada Balsam hasn't been used to bond lens elements for many decades.
There you go then........ doesn't that just show my age!!!!!!!
by granfer
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What do you call the paste between some lens elements?
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: What do you call the paste between some lens elements?

Always used to be a compound known as "Canada Balsam", but I don't know if that's what is used these days.
by granfer
Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How come there are no super 8 projectors with 250 watt ELC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2095

Re: How come there are no super 8 projectors with 250 watt E

The consensus of opinion (including mine) is don't mess around with what qualified designers have put time, money and devoted effort into producing SAFELY for everyone's pleasure. But if you are determined to prove just how wrong they and us are, please don't keep asking our opinion, or keep us in s...
by granfer
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How come there are no super 8 projectors with 250 watt ELC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2095

Re: How come there are no super 8 projectors with 250 watt E

No idea. Only way to find out is to try!
by granfer
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How come there are no super 8 projectors with 250 watt ELC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2095

Re: How come there are no super 8 projectors with 250 watt E

I am not familiar with the very early B&H or Keystone 8mm machines using higher wattage tungsten lighting, but my long experience (I am in my late Seventies) with projectors generally would suggest to me that the efficiency of the optical systems of machines with "large filament" lamps, separate mir...
by granfer
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How come there are no super 8 projectors with 250 watt ELC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2095

Re: How come there are no super 8 projectors with 250 watt E

8mm was conceived and marketed as a "home" product, therefore designed to be "economic" both for taking and showing. By definition it was intended for a mas market which called for cheap projectors working on relatively small screens Most projectors had low wattage bulbs to start with, gradually inc...
by granfer
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Beaulieu 708EL capstan film projector manual
Replies: 36
Views: 8290

Re: Beaulieu 708EL capstan film projector manual

It doesn't take very long to work out who on this Forum doesn't give a damn for what anyone else thinks, is full of false apologies (even by PM), insincere thanks and great vanity, but reveals his true colours in the end. Fortunately, we can all recognise the User Name in future and ignore his futur...
by granfer
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Beaulieu 708EL capstan film projector manual
Replies: 36
Views: 8290

Re: Beaulieu 708EL capstan film projector manual

In English.... User Manual and Service Manual. PRINTED at VERY reasonable price.

http://www.oldtimercameras.co.uk/stock/ ... lPage=true


granfer
by granfer
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Beaulieu 708EL capstan film projector manual
Replies: 36
Views: 8290

Re: Beaulieu 708EL capstan film projector manual

Well said, Andre! I'm a member of that Forum and have been for some years. I have received great benefit from being a member... and have also contributed much to it in help and advice to other members, Some of my technical modifications and Manuals have been contributed to that Archive and the Owner...
by granfer
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Beaulieu 708EL capstan film projector manual
Replies: 36
Views: 8290

Re: Beaulieu 708EL capstan film projector manual

No, I don't. New Forum members are always welcome. I can't download it at the moment as there appears to be a problem with that part of the site, which recently changed host.
I suggest you join, then contact Kev (owner and moderator) and tell him of problem. I've sent him a message about it.
by granfer
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: testing sheet for speed accuracy of camera
Replies: 16
Views: 3714

Re: testing sheet for speed accuracy of camera

First... NOT "digital THERMOMETER"... "digital TACHOMETER" !!!!!!!! The Tachometer reads the number of dots passing its beam in 1 SECOND. So if twenty dots pass in 1 second on a 10 dot disc the speed is 2 revolutions per second. First, you need to know hoe many frames are rewound by one turn of the ...