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by doug
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm/8mm ghost footage??
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: 16mm/8mm ghost footage??

You mean chemical film as opposed to video ?
Oh yes I see ! 16 / 8mm
So what makes you think this ?
by doug
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 103
Views: 71170

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

Silverdream...You have a point. Sound cartridges were a good idea and when recorded well gave quality results. Many would-be super-8 people today are a little put off by the lack of sound. True there are now so many small devices to record sound, but a sync track is a perfect way to do it, if only a...
by doug
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 19
Views: 1184

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

http://www.filmferrania.it/news-article ... the-making

Still hope :)
Maybe a black and white 16mm film could be achieved in the meantime ? And super-8 surely needs one now, with Adox gone... or is it ?
by doug
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Gauge Film - times slots?
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Gauge Film - times slots?

Also, as the gaugefilm team is small I hope sometimes they can emerge from the darkroom into the glorious UK summer we are having :) I know it can be agonising waiting when in the middle of an important project as you obviously are. I can only suggest doing the E6 yourself, it's not that difficult. ...
by doug
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The State of Double Super 8
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: The State of Double Super 8

Mmechanic, I hadn't until now realised that super-8 cartridges all originate from double super-8. DS8 itself would appear to be a moreorless perfect medium. I've never used it, and am ashamed to say that once many years ago I sold a DS8 Quarz thinking it was regular-8mm :)) Now they are like hens' t...
by doug
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 19
Views: 1184

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

In theory, super-8 should be a lot better than regular due to the extra image area, even more so with max-8. But that's unlikely unless it's a Logmar camera, because of the inferior registration and lack of film flatness. However, handheld shooting of closeups does tend to look good on super-8. Back...
by doug
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 19
Views: 1184

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

Kodachrome 25 wonderful stuff :ymhug: I always slightly regret not using it more, instead of K40. When I look at my old 16mm films, even Agfa was very sharp and fine grained. 16asa I think. And these were the days when fast lenses were hard to obtain. It does seem odd that when most shooting by folk...
by doug
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 19
Views: 1184

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

Silverdream that does sound good :) And she says 100ft spools too ! Depending as always on the price, I may well go for the 100ft option. In the past there wasn't too much difference between buying a 400ft roll and 4x 100ft rolls when you consider the fact of potentially another metre or two of shoo...
by doug
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 19
Views: 1184

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

Silverdream, where did you hear that about 400ft rolls of 16mm ? Great if that happens, always assuming they don't put the prices through the roof. 10 rolls isn't so bad, especially if two or more filmshooters get together. And no problem for dealers either. Personally I'm still fine for E100D, thou...
by doug
Mon May 28, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: Tripod Talk

I find the biggest cause of camera shake is the heavy zoom lens on the front. The weight of the body isn't a problem usually, in fact it helps stability. So lately I've tried to use shorter lenses for handheld filming. Not necessarily short focal length. The Bolex Compact 17-85 c-mount is a handy le...
by doug
Sun May 27, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: Tripod Talk

I rather like this string idea, might give it a go ! Yes I can see your point about the fact there's no stabilisation as in video cams. On the other hand I kind of like the handheld effect particularly in grabbing closeups of faces and so on. Although definition isn't going to be optimum at 1/30 sec...
by doug
Sat May 26, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: Tripod Talk

A good point Nikonr10 about unwanted attention. Maybe this should form a separate discussion ? Big tripods certainly attract attention, and when people see the vintage analogue camera there's likely to be a friendly conversation... can be annoying though :ymsigh: So the shot you set up for can be af...
by doug
Thu May 24, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tripod Talk
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: Tripod Talk

If we are talking of super-8 cartridge cameras, it's very difficult to get absolutely steady footage even with the heaviest tripod... due to the design of the cartridge. Ironically it looks OK because movement of the camera masks that imperfect registration. Maybe Kodak intended super-8 to be used m...
by doug
Mon May 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)

Silverdream re the flashing idea, I think it would be OK with just clear optical glass angled, with a tiny amount of diffused light. Possibly filtration too.
by doug
Sun May 20, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)

I've always found these Sankyos reliable and meter working OK, amazing when you think their age. A couple of Sankyos on my site, the 300 and 400. https://filmisfine.com/shop/super-8-cameras/sankyo-cm300/ Not too sure though how it copes with 50D. Maybe safer at first to use manual exp. And make sure...