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by slashmaster
Thu May 17, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

Why would one want to remove the prism of an H16 reflex? This would change the lens registration to 20.76mm and nothing would focus properly. Also, if I recall correctly, depending upon the age of the reflex camera, you would have no benefits of having a Bolex. No reflex viewing and no variable shu...
by slashmaster
Thu May 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

A lens cleaning kit will take care of this problem and is something you should have for any camera or projector. By the way, a none reflex camera almost always gives a better image and it would probably be relatively easy to convert one of these to one. I do have a box of Brillianize, that’s alcoho...
by slashmaster
Thu May 17, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

Why would one want to remove the prism of an H16 reflex? This would change the lens registration to 20.76mm and nothing would focus properly. Also, if I recall correctly, depending upon the age of the reflex camera, you would have no benefits of having a Bolex. No reflex viewing and no variable shu...
by slashmaster
Sun May 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

A lens cleaning kit will take care of this problem and is something you should have for any camera or projector. By the way, a none reflex camera almost always gives a better image and it would probably be relatively easy to convert one of these to one. Good grief. Is that so ? I always thought the...
by slashmaster
Sat May 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 Rex prism
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: Bolex H16 Rex prism

A lens cleaning kit will take care of this problem and is something you should have for any camera or projector. By the way, a none reflex camera almost always gives a better image and it would probably be relatively easy to convert one of these to one.
by slashmaster
Sat May 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)

slashmaster wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Oh yeah, the exposure on this one can be set manually so if the auto exposure calibration is off it's not a huge problem, you just need to know ballpark what it should be. Make sure to film without the filter for your 50D and tri-x.
by slashmaster
Sat May 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)

Oh yeah, the exposure on this one can be set manually so if the auto exposure calibration is off it's not a huge problem. Make sure to film without the filter if you use tri-x.
by slashmaster
Sat May 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)

I've had almost the same Sankyo Except mine ran at 9 FPS instead of 36 when you push in the side button. I think I would have rather had yours. Not bad for a first camera, I had a lot of fun with mine. But keep in mind there are ones that give WAY better performance. Compared to other cameras, I don...
by slashmaster
Sat May 12, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Already asked but been a while. Has anyone got any Vantablack?
Replies: 0
Views: 750

Already asked but been a while. Has anyone got any Vantablack?

Was hoping by now someone in here got their hands on a piece of Vantablack? I would get it but I don't live in the UK so ordering it for me is a problem. Anyone here from the UK?
by slashmaster
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm 50' reload pushed 3 and pulled 1
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Re: 16mm 50' reload pushed 3 and pulled 1

Nice! I do a lot of experiments with outdated film trying to get the best picture myself!.. I like to overexpose and under process with the outdated stuff because it helps reduce the haze.
by slashmaster
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 15609

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Yes, I understand a three-elements lens by triplet. The Cooke triplet lens. The point about cleanliness with photographic lenses is not dust but veil. One has to avoid grease in any case. I sometimes wear nitrile fingerstalls or cotton gloves with larger lenses, the small ones I pick with tweezers ...
by slashmaster
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 15609

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Yesterday I disassembled a clip-on mount 1½ inch, f/3.5 lens for Bell & Howell Filmo 8s. It bears the name TELATE and is a Wollensak. It was also available with the ⅝"-32 thread. B. & H. defined an A, a B, a C, and a D mount for their cameras, the latter two are better known. This lens is a triplet...
by slashmaster
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 15609

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Yesterday I disassembled a clip-on mount 1½ inch, f/3.5 lens for Bell & Howell Filmo 8s. It bears the name TELATE and is a Wollensak. It was also available with the ⅝"-32 thread. B. & H. defined an A, a B, a C, and a D mount for their cameras, the latter two are better known. This lens is a triplet...
by slashmaster
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 84086

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

I talked to some of the younger generation today at Church about Super 8mm film. Basically in their 20's. There was an absolutely not all-around consensus. They want nothing to do with 8mm. And it wasn't like "Hey that's pretty cool retro". It was a firm "no". And these guys are probably content wi...
by slashmaster
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: A trivial projector performance gain. Wonder if Chip Foose would do this?..
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: A trivial projector performance gain. Wonder if Chip Foose would do this?..

Good idea ! It makes sense that the image would improve also maybe in clarity. Just like camera lenses use hoods. Thanks Doug, Yes that does help slightly. Especially in a small brightly painted room which certainly hurts real world performance because just a little light pollution really lights it...