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by alexmuir
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 8834

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: 795

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: 477

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: 4018

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: 4018

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: 1097

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: 722

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: 722

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: 900

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: 900

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...
by alexmuir
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Beaulieu MAR 8G lens
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Beaulieu MAR 8G lens

I have just acquired a Beaulieu Standard 8 camera with the zoom lens. The lens, however, is a bit loose. It doesn't seem to be interchangeable, but it is not tightly mounted to the body. Does anyone have experience of this camera? Is there a way of tightening the lens? The spring motor winds and run...
by alexmuir
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: My Super 8 short-film
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

Re: My Super 8 short-film

I thought I was going to see a film, but it was just a fundraiser advert......?
by alexmuir
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

Re: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6

I'm by no means an expert, but the film speed seems to be read by the camera separately from the film type i.e. daylight or artificial. This camera doesn't have the sensor for the film type, so the cartridge notch for that reading has no effect. If it did have a reader, the Wittner cartridge would p...
by alexmuir
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

Re: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6

Some cameras have a device in the film chamber that disengages the filter when a daylight film is loaded. This is separate from the sensor that reads the film speed. It is activated by a different notch on the cartridge. There are only two settings, filter in or out. With the D6, you have to use the...
by alexmuir
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

Re: Film Compatibility with Minolta Autopak 8 D6

The chart from the link covers both D6 and D10 cameras. Although the D6 has the stated film speed range, it has a stepped sensor which reads a certain value from the cartridge notches. The problem is that it was designed to work with the film speeds available when the camera was current. It may not ...