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by Plastik
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filming titles
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Filming titles

Take a reading of the gray card - it'll be fine. You can make slight adjustment if you like, to aperture depending on whether you're shooting on reversal or negative film.
by Plastik
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is Elizabeth Pharmacy (Aust) still selling 8mm?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Is Elizabeth Pharmacy (Aust) still selling 8mm?

Oh, didn't see Richard's post - it wasn't visible for some reason.
He had already answered all your questions.

The pharmacy is still there - I go into it from time to time. I think the very pretty chemist lady is still there :)
by Plastik
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is Elizabeth Pharmacy (Aust) still selling 8mm?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Is Elizabeth Pharmacy (Aust) still selling 8mm?

Yes, they were selling super 8 at the lowest prices; i used to buy my super 8 cartridges from there. They stopped selling super 8 film a while back - i think it was when K40 was discontinued. They don't sell super 8 anymore - the lady at the time had said that it was difficult for them to stock supe...
by Plastik
Wed May 21, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nizo Ultrawide Lens
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Nizo Ultrawide Lens

I use one with my 801M. It’s very nice however only when there is plenty of light. Otherwise the picture becomes blurry.
Another thing to note is that it is not real glass but plastic. It would have been superb if it was glass.

It’s very good when there is plenty of light.
by Plastik
Fri May 09, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nikon Coolscan Thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Nikon Coolscan Thoughts

I wouldn’t recommend using ICE when scanning B+W film either...
by Plastik
Sun May 04, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nikon Coolscan Thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Nikon Coolscan Thoughts

I have the previous model, Nikon Coolscan 4000. I always shoot true b+w film and always scan in RGB. I can then select which channel I prefer over the other, or simply convert the whole image into grayscale. Scanning RGB is quicker than scanning b+w (it is on my machine). RGB also scans in more deta...
by Plastik
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8, Max 8 and Super 16 comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Widening the Super 8 gate produces different results with different camera models, so don't count out widescreen S8 (I can't bring myself to use Pro8mm's Max-8 abbreviation for their "invention" that came along decades after people first tried it). It's worth trying. At worst, you can always transf...
by Plastik
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Options for making printable DVD's
Replies: 12
Views: 699

I haven't printed directly all that much however I do print onto labels at work all the time and I don't have any problems. I think that the label actually protects the disc better??? I'm not sure, but isn't the data closer to the top surface of a burnt disc, making it the more sensitive side??? Don...
by Plastik
Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anyone using the HVX200 to telecine?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

I have been using the HVX along with a workprinter unit. My transfers have only been in SD cause I cannot get the PC to recognize the DVCPROHD Codec through firewire. I did tests on a macbook pro and the mac can capture the dvcprohd using capturemate with no problem. I just need to throw down the c...
by Plastik
Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Sleep Always in Newcastle Upon Tyne April 20
Replies: 17
Views: 901

It’s good to see that ‘Sleep Always’ continues to be screened – it’s a great film.
All the best.
by Plastik
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Some 64T
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

I thought the second one looked the best also. Not to say that the others didn't.
I've shot wedding video's before and they always have a cheezy vibe about them; super 8 looks amazing though. It's very refreshing to see.
by Plastik
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 music video in progress
Replies: 18
Views: 2072

Nicely shot - it looks good. Even the interlaced effect adds a certain aesthetic to the whole thing, though I know you don’t want that. The band should be happy indeed.
by Plastik
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: In memory of ...
Topic: John Pytlak has passed away
Replies: 66
Views: 49819

Rest In Peace John.
by Plastik
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: After 30 years it's about time do some filmshooting
Replies: 21
Views: 2786

I forgot to mention I get my film processed at Nonalab in Melbourne. Richard does an amazing job.
by Plastik
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: After 30 years it's about time do some filmshooting
Replies: 21
Views: 2786

I always use my external 85B filter and the colours are amazing. There is no colour cast at all.

E64T might be a little grainy but it has amazing punch.
There should be no ‘warm’ cast with the 85B, I’ve always got amazing results.