RIP Gottfried Klose (GK Film) passed away

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RIP Gottfried Klose (GK Film) passed away

Post by Andreas Wideroe » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:54 pm

Many of you already know, but for those of you who don't, I'm sorry to report that Gottfried Klose passed away on Feb 1st.

He was the inventor of the GK Super8 cartridge and supplied the Cinevia film for many years. He was also the inventor of the high precision pressure plate for Super8 cartridges.

According to Jürgen Lossau his machines are moved to the Fotoimpex/Adox factory already.
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Here is a photo of him from 2005 I think, when I spent a weekend in his hometown. There was a Super8 event there which I travelled to, met Frank and Ludwig from Andec ++. I also got the full tour of Gottfried's shop together with my friend Frank from Super8 lab.

Rest in Peace Gottfried.
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Re: RIP Gottfried Klose (GK Film) passed away

Post by mr8mm » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53 am

I believe Alfred Kahl may have also passed away. Can anyone verify the death of Alfred Kahl. I understand ADOX got the perforators from Kahl. J.S.

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Re: RIP Gottfried Klose (GK Film) passed away

Post by cineandy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:38 pm

I believe Alfred Kahl may have also passed away. Can anyone verify the death of Alfred Kahl. I understand ADOX got the perforators from Kahl. J.S.
does this mean no more kahl film stock? For retro looking images kahl 50asa 8mm reversal is great stuff, and no blown out highlights like kodaks 100d stock.

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Re: RIP Gottfried Klose (GK Film) passed away

Post by Andreas Wideroe » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:15 am

Alfred Kahl is alive and is doing just fine. Just got it confirmed.

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Post by Andersens Tears » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:19 am

Andreas Wideroe wrote:Alfred Kahl is alive and is doing just fine. Just got it confirmed.

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Re: RIP Gottfried Klose (GK Film) passed away

Post by mr8mm » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:45 pm

I apologize. The story about Kahl passing away was fake news. Someone apparently saw the news about Klose on Facebook, more fake news from Facebook, and jumped to the conclusion it was Kahl and sent me an email regarding Kahl passing away. Although I will say that Kahl is a hard guy to contact.

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Re: RIP Gottfried Klose (GK Film) passed away

Post by Juergen » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:05 am

Here is an article about the work of Gottfried Klose over the last 20 years (unfortunately in German language, but take Google translation):
https://www.super8.tv/de/ein-tueftler-h ... verlassen/
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