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by pip
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 53079

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

In my experience Super 8 cameras are more ergonomic than Regular 8 cameras. They have brighter viewfinders, they are easier to focus, have reliable auto exposure and the cartridge format is much easier to load and use. If you are projecting reversal film, the projectors are of a higher specification...
by pip
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome returns
Replies: 21
Views: 3268

Ektachrome returns

Kodak appear to have announced that Ektachrome will be available again in Super 8 later this year!
by pip
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 19622

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Absolutely brilliant! The restored 1917 slitter is a beautiful piece of machinery.
by pip
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anyone here own a Leicina Special?...
Replies: 19
Views: 3853

Re: Anyone here own a Leicina Special?...

I think there were a number of posts in the past on this forum by Santo arguing that the construction of the Leicina gate was such that minimal friction would affect the film passing through the gate thereby reducing the risk of any judder.
by pip
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Horizontal flashes on film
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

Re: Horizontal flashes on film

Definitely not a light leak in the camera because it doesn't appear on colour film shot in the same camera.
by pip
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Online Film Ordering is Open
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: Kodak Online Film Ordering is Open

Not possible to order on-line in the UK?
by pip
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Horizontal flashes on film
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

Re: Horizontal flashes on film

The problem does not arise in the camera, because I have the same problem with different cameras.
by pip
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Horizontal flashes on film
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

Horizontal flashes on film

I am developing black and white film in the Lomo tank with the Foma reversal kit. Recently, I have noticed random white flashes when the film is projected. These are not tramlines along the length of the film, but odd frames which have a narrow horizontal flash of white light. They can be detected b...
by pip
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Has this happened to you?
Replies: 30
Views: 3486

Re: Has this happened to you?

My experiences are not the same. I was filming in the entrance to an underground station and was asked by a "security" person to stop filming. I was bugged by a helicopter once when filming in the vicinity of Hammersmith bridge. I filmed a postman making a delivery - I was about 25 yards from him - ...
by pip
Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Merry Christmas to all filmshooters!
Replies: 3
Views: 1969

Re: Merry Christmas to all filmshooters!

Happy Christmas to all!
by pip
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon 310XL w 50D color negative film
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Canon 310XL w 50D color negative film

Hi Vision 50D is a daylight film, so you are best to film in daylight. Look for a little retractable pin in the camera cartridge chamber below the picture gate. The absence of a notch (or cut-out) in the front of the cartridge again below the picture gate should mean that the pin is automatically pu...
by pip
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomo tank processing
Replies: 20
Views: 6237

Re: Lomo tank processing

I developed a cartridge of Tri X with the Foma kit. It came out fine. I followed the Foma instructions regarding the timing of each process. Are you sure that Foma have stopped production of film or is it just a hiatus?
by pip
Tue May 19, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomo tank processing
Replies: 20
Views: 6237

Re: Lomo tank processing

The Foma timings are: 1st development 9-10 minutes; bleach 5 minutes; 2nd development 9 minutes; fix 9 minutes. Do you think these are correct for Tri X?
by pip
Mon May 18, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomo tank processing
Replies: 20
Views: 6237

Re: Lomo tank processing

I had taken 12 minutes from information provided on-line by Ilford for reversal processing. Six minutes then seems the right time for Tri X. I will be using the Foma kit - the Foma bleach is a combination of potassium dichromate and sulphuric acid. I am not aware of any other appropriate bleach on t...
by pip
Sun May 17, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomo tank processing
Replies: 20
Views: 6237

Re: Lomo tank processing

I think there are sufficient chemicals going into the tank. The problem has arisen around the sprocket holes which are at the lowest point. Another query, however, is the processing time. I have been developing black and white film to a negative image with 6 minutes processing, but I read that Tri X...