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by Charlie Blackfield
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex 525XL info?
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Bolex 525XL info?

Not sure if it's of any help, but I've got a Bolex 551XL Sound Super 8 camera of the same era. The manual/auto exposure knob is located next to the fps selector knob - and the run-lock knob happens to be in the handgrip. Going through the whole lot: Top row, left-hand side, from lens to eyepiece: kn...
by Charlie Blackfield
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Canon Autozoom 814 electronic not working?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Canon Autozoom 814 electronic not working?

Alex, yours must have been a different model. I've got a Canon Autozoom 814 E, and it's definitely content with 4 AA batteries. As for the cover of the battery compartment, it's a pretty basic piece of plastic with a metal plate on the inside and a large screw. Shouldn't be impossible to find some D...
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 Film Lab Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Super 8 Film Lab Suggestions

There's also Gauge Film in the UK: http://www.gaugefilm.co.uk/

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Camex (Regular 8mm) Cellux Reflex
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Camex (Regular 8mm) Cellux Reflex

Welcome to the forum, JJ.

I can't help you with any information on the camera, but when it comes to a UK supplier for Regular 8mm, try Gauge Film:
http://www.gaugefilm.co.uk/

Best wishes,
Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Mon May 01, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4843

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Not much happening 8mm-wise for me, except that I've edited a couple of travel films for a public talk on 'The Delights of Slow Travel'. One was a short trip from Bristol/England to Cologne/Germany via the Portsmouth-Caen ferry crossing, recorded on Standard 8 with Ektachrome 100D - see https://vime...
by Charlie Blackfield
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Bolex maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Bolex maintenance

You can find instructions here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16261

Haven't tried these out myself, as I only have one Bolex B8 which still runs for about 20-30 seconds with a full wind-up, but it looks like it's worked for others.

Good luck,
Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New filmscanner from Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: New filmscanner from Germany

Haven't heard of this one before, but the address is the same as Andec's, and Andec offers all those scanning etc. services.

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 53266

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

mondo777 wrote:I see the Kodak youtube video is offline now. Almost every comment was negative!
Offline? I just played it again, it's still there (with all the comments!).

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super8 camera test
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: New Kodak Super8 camera test

Will the dirt in the camera gate be supplied free of charge - or will we have to pay extra for it?

Anyway, glad to hear at last some news about their new camera - and I do hope and trust that it will be capable of producing better footage than this!

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware
Replies: 41
Views: 10816

Re: Kodak rumors - new film stocks and hardware

Interesting comments on Ektachrome 125. When I started shooting Standard 8 (in 2007), this film stock was the one I used on the first couple of rolls. I didn't think of it as terrible, although I agree that 100D was a lot better in pretty much every respect, such as colours, contrast and sharpness. ...
by Charlie Blackfield
Sat May 07, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Canon 814xl Autozoom Electronic
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Re: Canon 814xl Autozoom Electronic

Welcome to the forum, Pablo!

If you go to http://super8arena.com/camera_manuals.php and scroll down the list to 'Canon 814 Autozoom Electronic', you can download a manual for it, which will answer most of your questions.

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Digital Team accepting reservations for new S8 camera
Replies: 20
Views: 3574

Re: Kodak Digital Team accepting reservations for new S8 cam

Just signed up for this. The camera may be far from perfect, but let's be realistic: how often do I actually use any fancy features that other cameras offer me? - There's the odd occasion here and there, but on the whole, standard features tend to be perfectly sufficient. The idea of getting a NEW c...
by Charlie Blackfield
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Chinon 722 cartridge type?
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Chinon 722 cartridge type?

Welcome to the forum, Britt. In theory, any Super 8 cartridge (including the one you were looking at) should fit your camera. However, I think the Chinon 722 has only automatic exposure. Is this still working? If it isn't, well, it might be easiest to go for a different camera (although you could tr...
by Charlie Blackfield
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Which external light meter do you use/recommend?
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: Which external light meter do you use/recommend?

I use a Weston Master ciné light meter that's probably been produced around 1960 and cost me 10 pounds or so on ebay about 10 years ago. Still works alright. Selenium cells, so no battery needed, which is great when you're using it on your travels. The only thing to watch out for is that it measu...
by Charlie Blackfield
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: newbie has Super 8 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2249

Re: newbie has Super 8 questions

Welcome to the forum! To answer your question: Of the films listed on the page you quote, the Fomapan is the only one that won't fit a Kodak M2 camera. For indoors use, the best film will be 500T, but it's very grainy - best used only for close-ups rather than wide shots. 200T (for colour shooting) ...