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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: 7191

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: 803

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: 1134

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: 1066

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: 12368

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: 1318

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: 658

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: 5114

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: 5114

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: 1418

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: 1037

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: 1037

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: 1213

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: 1213

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: 808

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...