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Pavan Deep

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    As a bit of an Ikonoskop 16mm camera expert I thought I'd chip in, I think the Ikonoskop proved that making a decent 16mm camera was difficult and expensive; for a market which is constantly changing and is very small, while their camera looks great and I love it, I must admit that it’s not a very practical tool. They decided not to have a reflex viewfinder [probably to keep costs down] and a lot of people were put off by this fact, the camera does have a variety of filming speeds, but one has to ask whether this was necessary and while the camera has sync speeds, it is quite noisy and not ideal for filming dialogue. A lot of my students prefer using older cameras rather than the Ikonoskop because they are easier to thread film and work with. As far as I know Ikonoskop 16mm cameras that have a reflex viewfinder modification have a pellicle mirror and a rather cumbersome Angenieux viewfinder for their reflex system. Pav
  2. I have tested it out of the camera, with a lens mounted on a camera front the slide as a mirror and a ground glass screen to focus the image, I am surprised that the image is very clear. Now I need to figure out how to cut the slide to permanently fit into the camera and test it with film. I’m not using a Webo I need to cut to fit my reflex unit; Pav
  3. I think I’ll say it here, the pellicle mirror is fragile and can break and is almost impossible to get. I just tried a microscope slide cover and it works, the microscope slide covers are incredibly cheap.
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    I think all that is needed is a simple camera, with precision mechanics rather than electronics, most older 16mm cameras are mainly mechanical and can be worked on and made to work as new because they have little or no electrical circuitry, understanding and servicing mechanics is much easier than dealing with bespoke electronics. An ideal camera is modular where the battery, motor and magazines are external and can be easily swapped, to start off with a simple motor with a single speed is all that’s needed, for the magazines to start off there could be one for 100ft, I am not sure about 200ft as no one supplies film in 200ft cores or spools, I find when I use my Éclair ACL I was always using 100ft spools in the 200ft magazine until I made a smaller 100ft magazine. I think the Éclair ACL is a good example of a modular camera, I know many don’t like it’s odd reflex system, but I do know some people have removed the original ‘Pendulum’ reflex system and have replaced with it with a fixed pellicle mirror. I know from personal experience that almost all Ikonoskop 16mm cameras that have a reflex viewfinder modification have a pellicle mirror for their reflex system. Pav
  5. Apologies I didn't read all the posts thoroughly, my question was based on your original post where you say you were disappointed with the K100. As for a reflex option I believe with all these cameras we can use dogleg lenses like the Angeniuex 17-68 or the Som Bertiot lenses. Pav
  6. Can I ask what issues did you have with the Kodak K100? Pav
  7. Most of the Murray's on sale seem to have the Super 8 head on. Are you still looking for one?
  8. I have 5 sealed rolls of FujiFilm 64D in 35mm, this is the very last batch of film that Fujifilm that was ever made and I bought in March 2013, it has been refrigerated since. I also have 7 cans of Kodak 35mm film re-cans 300ft and 200ft. I don’t have a 35mm motion picture camera anymore and so I want to sell. All films have been refrigerated and stored well, though apparently because of their age I've been told that they should be over exposed a little. Pav
  9. I have been out taking photos with it using my digital camera and I can't see a yellow tint I would love to have it sorted. How much would it be and is it worth it? Pav
  10. I have the f1.9. Is this not as good? Pav
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    Kodak Ektar lens

    I recently got a Kodak 16mm camera and with it came a 25mm Kodak Cine Ektar II lens, at first I didn't think of using this lens as it didn't look great, but I discovered that he optics are very clean so I used it and and have been impressed with it as it's incredibly sharp as good as or perhaps even more than my Switar, my issue is that the focus is quite stiff. Can this be fixed? Thanks Pav
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    Kodak K100

    I know what your saying, I had an older Som Berthiot 'Dogleg' lens and there was nothing in the frame for focusing. I now have an Angenuiex 17-68 lens, it's smaller and it fortunately allows for critical focusing, in the centre it has ground glass circle. Pav
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    Kodak K100

    Thank you for your comments. For me it all started when I got hold of a Kodak Model BB Junior 16mm from the 1930's and I was very surprised how quiet and smooth this camera ran. In a way this started a sort of chain reaction as I started looking at other Kodak 16mm cameras; and learned that most of them run smoothly. I got a Kodak K100 16mm camera, it is heavy, 'built like a tank' as you say, but surprisingly its not awkward to hold or difficult to wind like so many others, it’s incredibly easy to thread and use. The wind is brilliant as you say the camera has a very long run with a single wind and there’s a very useful indicator telling you how much ‘juice ‘is left in the spring motor. So far I have been quite impressed with it, though I haven’t exposed any film it yet, the camera also has a port to attach an electric motor. The viewfinder’s, although ‘parallax’ is much better than other 16mm cameras of that era, for accurate reflex viewing and focusing I have an 16-17mm ‘dog leg’ lens. Pav
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    Kodak K100

    Does anyone want to share their thoughts and experiences of the Kodak K100, like; has anyone used an external motor or a hand crank with this camera. I have searched the forums and a lot of online posts about this camera seem to be a few years old. Thanks Pav
  15. Great stuff! At 24fps how long does it run? Have you got any results to share? Pav
  16. Late to the party, this thread is 15 years old, the links don’t work, and I don’t think most of those members are around. It's a very good camera and I can second that there is no critical focus screen like the 70-DR. All models [I believe there are four models] have a very simple viewfinder that took individual finder objectives, later models have an adjustable zoom or variable finder. A popular combination of the 240 was with the addition of the Angenieux 17mm to 68mm zoom lens. B&H was the 1st company in the states to introduce this lens.
  17. The BBC has increased it's programmes on their i-player and one of the shows they have put on is Spooks which ran from 2002-2011 [I think]. After watching it I can see why Super 16 has become popular again,, the entire series was shot on Super 16, I’m not sure if it was post-produced in SD or HD, it’s a lot grainier than I remember it, but when I originally watched it in the early 2000’s I didn’t have a huge 4k television, some like me like grain, others hate grain, grain is very subjective. I recall that this was the show that the BBC used in autumn 2005 when they announced BBC HD. Spooks was used to showcase how good HD was going to be, at the same time the BBC also said that Super 16 wasn’t suited to HD, but they didn't like to mention that the show that looked amazing in HD was actually shot on Super 16 the very format they were 'retiring' saying was not good enough for HD. Watching Spooks now, I feel the photography is still excellent, it’s fresh and holds up really very well, it doesn’t look tired, dated or aged. Pav
  18. I am sure this has been said here, recently Super 16 has become very popular; there aren’t many decent Super 16 cameras out there which is probably why the Arri SR2’s SR3’s and 416’s have become quite pricey as have the Aaton Super 16 cameras. You might be able to get the older Eclair NPR or the ACL that have been converted to Super 16, or some Super 16 Bolex cameras, other than that there isn’t really an affordable Super 16 camera option. There are, however plenty of standard 16mm cameras from sophisticated ones to very basic ones that are very affordable, but with any standard 16mm camera you’ll have to crop the image and naturally that will mean some loss in image resolution, though with modern stocks it’s not really a problem. Pav
  19. I use an ACL, I have never used filters, I just keep it taped up.
  20. I need an WTB Arri SR2/3 or Aaton XTR/LTR S16 fiber screen/ground glass for a reflex conversion project. Thanks Pav
  21. It has been gone a while but I hope it comes back as it was very helpful. Pav
  22. It easy always easy to follow the current trends and just accept other peoples truths without exploring realities. We need to look at things in context, we can't simply say that film is too expensive and digital is cheap, we can't really compare the costs of film verses digital, it's not that simple, there are so many variables. When we look at costs in film making in most cases the technology used is only a small fraction of the entire budget, labour both on and off screen is almost always the most costly aspect in most films. Pav
  23. In believe Kodak's main business has always been manufacturing film, they made cameras, but other manufacturers made better cameras, most would agree that they made and still make the best film stocks. I don't agree that it would be impossible to make a camera system that used a cartridge like the old 50ft 16mm magazine cameras used. In fact only recently I started using these old cameras and old magazines loaded with modern single perf, there's lots of these cameras about and they are cheap. The results have been excellent and using these camera has been fun. The beauty of these cameras is they are small, ideal for the individual, lone filmmaker, most accept c mount lenses, so we can use those Switars lenses, most also seem to run at a variety of speeds from single frame, 16fps, 24fps, 32fps and even 64fps. The downside is they are old and may not work properly, they are noisy, most if not all are purely mechanical and are spring wound, but these issues can be solved. However they only accept 50ft lengths of 16mm giving about 1 minute at 24fps. Pav
  24. Hi I am looking for an Arri SR1 magazine? I know the SR 2 & 3 cameras can use the same magazines. Are the SR1 magazines different? Pav
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