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by alexmuir
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 13539

Re: What have you been working on lately?

So the lens is just 3 elements huh? I've got a Yvar c-mount like that. Were you able to get it back together nice and clean? I'm still having trouble getting them back together without leaving fingerprints on any of the elements. Are you wearing gloves for the re-assembly? It makes things a bit eas...
by alexmuir
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 13539

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 alexmuir
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: (EDIT: It has 33' on the spool. I feel dumb.) 8mm FOMA question, HOLY CRAP I'VE BEEN GONE
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: (EDIT: It has 33' on the spool. I feel dumb.) 8mm FOMA question, HOLY CRAP I'VE BEEN GONE

I also wondered about this! There seems to be plenty to allow for a leader.
Alex


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by alexmuir
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Camex (Regular 8mm) Cellux Reflex
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

Re: Camex (Regular 8mm) Cellux Reflex

There should be something about this camera on the internet. Have you tried a search for Ercsam Camex? That should produce something.
Alex


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by alexmuir
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Zeiss Ikon M811
Replies: 2
Views: 1951

Re: Zeiss Ikon M811

It looks like you turn the big silver ring on right side one quarter turn clockwise and the film door should open on a hinge towards the rear. That's from looking at a picture online. If that doesn't work, check that there is a hinge down the back. It looks that way on the picture. If so, the catch ...
by alexmuir
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 21288

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

I found that if I project a negative upside down it will bounce! The negative will project solidly if it is done right side up. That was strange. It may effect prints. I developed reversal and am trying to perfect doing that. I am real close to getting it right. I post my results and procedures so ...
by alexmuir
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Site comments and discussions
Topic: Eumig R2000 projector
Replies: 2
Views: 2764

Re: Eumig R2000 projector

I think you are in England? You could contact John White Projector Repair. Web is the8mmshedshop.co.uk 020 8204 8434 07815 987317 I don't know anything about this service, other than that it is for projector repairs including Eumig, and is based in England. I hope it is of some help. Alex Sent from ...
by alexmuir
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Leicina 8s meter
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

Leicina 8s meter

I have two of these cameras, and am hoping to use one on holiday. This is the Standard/Regular 8 model with interchangeable converter lenses. The motors run ok, but I'm not sure about the metering and auto-exposure system. I've put a 1.4V alkaline hearing aid cell in it. The meter needle moves in th...
by alexmuir
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?
Replies: 28
Views: 7673

Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

For 16mm I use the Kodak Lab, which used to be iDaillies, I am pretty sure they will start doing Super 8 soon, especially when the new Super 8 camera comes out. I have used Cinelab London too and they are just as good. For Super 8 I process Ektachrome at home, but for negative I send my films to Ge...
by alexmuir
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?
Replies: 28
Views: 7673

Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Far from leaving 16mm, I am using it more and more. Some find it hard to believe, but these days there isn’t much cost difference between Super 8 and 16mm. I am finding 16mm much easier as I can send exposed film to London for great and quick processing. I feel 16mm was ‘owned’ by professionals and...
by alexmuir
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: P1 vs P3
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

Re: P1 vs P3

I have a P3. It has been in storage in my shed for 22 years. I dug it out about two weeks ago and it all works. It has a simple manual zoom lever if the power zoom fails. The lens has survived well with no sign of fungus or haze. I would look for examples of both models, and pick the best one you ca...
by alexmuir
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Bolex maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

Re: Bolex maintenance

Thanks! That is very helpful.
Alex


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by alexmuir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Bolex maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

Bolex maintenance

I have several of the pocket cameras including B8, C8, D8, P3 etc, and some feel like the winding mechanism could do with lubrication. Is there a simple way to access the spring motor for that purpose, and what type of grease or oil would be required? Thanks for any advice/suggestions.
Alex.
by alexmuir
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Copying Super8 with Nikon D3100
Replies: 4
Views: 1811

Re: Copying Super8 with Nikon D3100

David, many thanks for taking time to reply. The projector definitely has 24 fps. I could only see 30fps on the camera, but it's not mine, and I haven't had a very close look at it. I will check it out and see if I can get both in sync. I had thought about using a professional service, but there's t...
by alexmuir
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Copying Super8 with Nikon D3100
Replies: 4
Views: 1811

Copying Super8 with Nikon D3100

I've been asked to prepare some of my Super8 family movies for showing at a Birthday party in two weeks. I have a Eumig 601 projector and a simple box type device for copying with a camera. I set up a Nikon D3100 in video mode to record the projected image. A number of the sequences in the recording...