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by Mmechanic
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1765

Re: Kodak Film Prices

The trick is to do volume, Oh, yes, and from that I don’t understand why they don’t open all the valves. Super-8 is DS-8 in an earlier step and that is a 16mm strip another step before. So Kodak, as we’ve already said, could offer new Ektachrome as 16mm film, in Double-Eight, and DS-8, too. They ar...
by Mmechanic
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome in hand!
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Ektachrome in hand!

She was ravishing?
by Mmechanic
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The Future of Film
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: The Future of Film

Exactly the same here. Cinema with film was murdered. The initial experience, flammable perforated black-and-white film projected with carbon arc light at 16 fps or so is even more appealing once known. That is how cinema grew up. The light palaces, the ubiquitous urban distraction and stimulation. ...
by Mmechanic
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1765

Re: Kodak Film Prices

As Doug says Super-8 is no more the “super” experience. I am a child of the cold war and still have a feel for the explosive mixture of that right-and-wrong, all-embracing, and fatuous mindset of the sixties. It was easy to suggest men landing on Moon because everybody was in tune. It was simple to ...
by Mmechanic
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1765

Re: Kodak Film Prices

You don’t necessarily have to reduce costs and prices. The 20th century proves explicitly that customers can be won by clever marketing, sometimes even aggressive publicity. Take a look at the home movie equipment industry. A Paillard-Bolex H camera was sold for more than $5,000 over all the years, ...
by Mmechanic
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Can I pop in Fomapan 33'/10m DS8 in a Canon Zoom DS8
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Can I pop in Fomapan 33'/10m DS8 in a Canon Zoom DS8

Unfortunately the Canon Scoopic DS-8 has the same spool spindles as the 16mm version has. You’ll have to rewind.
by Mmechanic
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome in hand!
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Ektachrome in hand!

John, haven’t you ever thought of opening a store?
by Mmechanic
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 8mm perforator
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: 8mm perforator

Not at all homemade, that’s a Bell & Howell perforator. These devices run at about 20 strokes per second. Basically it’s a 16mm one, only the tooling is different. Patented in 1917, never surpassed until today
by Mmechanic
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome Is Back!
Replies: 23
Views: 2565

Re: Ektachrome Is Back!

I hope it will come as 16 soon. Just the thought of Ektachrome running through the projector makes me shiver.
by Mmechanic
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The Future of Film
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: The Future of Film

Thanks for putting this up. Interesting
by Mmechanic
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

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

No difference. You cut 16mm strips from a jumbo and then perforate them. Super-8 begins as Double-Super-8. In former years, 8-S has been made from 35mm and 32mm strands for mass copying on multiple exposure printers but that’s amost forgotten. Two times 16 from 32 had also existed.
by Mmechanic
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Play in Filmo 70DR speed dial
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Play in Filmo 70DR speed dial

That play is normal, it’s even a mechanical necessity. Bell & Howell explained that one should turn the speed dial to somewhat faster than the desired value and then slow the mechanism down to the mark. The marks were set that same way. A strap seems to be an ebay-etsy-or-so search or a job for a lo...
by Mmechanic
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 81210

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

They have shot themselves in both feet, can’t walk now, I mean the amateur motion-picture film department. Took Kodachrome away and Ektachrome. The Super-8 camera debacle isn’t so bad in my opinion. Only embarassing Kodak is a film manufacturer. They even have a burnt butt and can’t sit down therefo...
by Mmechanic
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The State of Double Super 8
Replies: 17
Views: 2684

Re: The State of Double Super 8

Will2 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:11 pm
My Kodak rep is looking into it.
I love that.
by Mmechanic
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The State of Double Super 8
Replies: 17
Views: 2684

Re: The State of Double Super 8

Know that all Super-8 derives from Double-Super-8. Kodak cuts 70mm, 65mm, 35mm, and 16mm strips from the jumbos. Perforation takes place with the longest possible rolls which are 3,000 or 2,000 feet. It would be the easiest thing for Kodak to wind 100-footers onto daylight spools, give each a sticke...