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by doug
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: 16mm

Mmechanic wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:39 am
If you had some money left, you might buy a tripod for a change.
Advocatus diavoli
Shaken not stirred... is clumsier with a tripod.
J.B.
by doug
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4844

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Paillard-Bolex H cameras can perform comparably to professional cameras at speeds not greater than about 30 fps. In the higher range a registration-pin design beats them. Paillard used the term registration claw , I find that dangerous, but they also used the expression professional amateur from 19...
by doug
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4844

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Have recently tested a Bolex H16RX, one of the earlier models with a flat base. It almost looks like new ! And the spring motor is very constant. As always doing these sorts of tests, I mounted the camera securely clamped to the top of my Steenbeck (which isn't going anywhere :D ) Then set up a targ...
by doug
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fujica P300... what voltage please ?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Fujica P300... what voltage please ?

Many thanks for the info. The MR50 battery I tried looks OK, but the meter shows about 3 or more stops over-exposure. So unfortunately I can't think of a way around this one. No manual exposure. If it was the other way round, ie under-exposure, I could add some ND gel to the lightmeter :|
by doug
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: kodak

Tscan wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:46 am
Kodak Alaris has confirmed on a FB post today that the Ektachrome will roll out in early 2018.
So that probably means next summer ?
If so, there's a window for Ferrania to launch theirs first !?
by doug
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fujica P300... what voltage please ?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Fujica P300... what voltage please ?

Thanks for that Arislan. I'm nervous about adding more volts to the lightmeter. Couldn't find any instructions.
by doug
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: kodak

Film... yes please Kodak ! We all yearn for Ektachrome.
A slow to medium speed reversal film is essential to keep S.8 (and 16) alive.
They don't need to spend on advertising because the name and quality is already in people's minds. So I would think easier and quicker to launch than a camera.
by doug
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fujica P300... what voltage please ?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Fujica P300... what voltage please ?

Hello all, I've got a little Fujica P300 single-8 camera. Can anyone tell me please what voltage I need for the light meter. I tried a 1.35 volt battery which activated the meter, but gave readings indicating apertures that looked too wide. On another subject, what are the chances of procuring singl...
by doug
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kodak
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: kodak

I don't know what proportion of Kodak is film sales, but I'm surprised if that part isn't making money. I sell still film in my shop, and I too have noticed a great increase of sales in the past several months, 35mm and 120 included. And I'm sure people would also be buying the 35mm and super-8 Ekta...
by doug
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Professional Standard 8 editor viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: Professional Standard 8 editor viewer

I've not had problems with the stability of dual sprocket viewers. Maybe there's something not quite right with the rollers ? Yes I agree Mmechanic, some of the old 8mm projectors are beautifully constructed. It's so sad to see them chucked away on city dumps. I'm also guilty of this... too many sti...
by doug
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film storage
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Film storage

camera8mm wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:55 am
Does anyone make film storage boxes or units for multiple 50' foorage reels with or without boxes? Cardboard boxes don't hold up. I know brumgarter and other companies made storage chests but they were more for 200' reels.
I have a plastic one if you still need it. Holds 12 reels. £4 + shipping.
by doug
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 Film Lab Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Super 8 Film Lab Suggestions

Have you tried https://super8.nl/english/e_index.htm
Very clean work !
by doug
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodachrome K40 chemistry question
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Kodachrome K40 chemistry question

I don't mean processing it, I actually mean mass producing the film cartridges. Interesting idea ;;) You'd think it would be fairly straightforward as I think Kodachrome was essentially a black and white emulsion ? The colours were added during the complicated processing stages. Way back in 1960s U...
by doug
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4844

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Shooting a WW1 period drama that involves a scene in a corn field just before harvesting. I just needed 2 closeups of the legs of one character against the wheat, so I planned to simply shoot mine. I found a good field a week ago and worked out the positioning of Bolex H16 and so on, and waited for ...
by doug
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: User Review: the 16mm Kiev Alpha 16 'PolyAutomat'
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: User Review: the 16mm Kiev Alpha 16 'PolyAutomat'

How right you are! I know from experience that Four to Three literally pulls one into the picture, the more so the bigger it’s projected. Wide screen always remains rather before one, the more so the wider the ratio is made. Wide screens need to become very big in order to compensate for that effec...