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JB Guillot

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  1. Thank you Roger for your answer. Couldn't find a "Home Movie Processing" group on FB, could it be the "Home movie film lab" group ?
  2. Hi everyone, I recently got back into analog photography and (re-)discovered with interest that some of the motion picture films are used by certain photographers and even home-processed (Kodak Vision 3 series seems appreciated). As a not-complete-beginner in home-processing for stills (mainly B&W to be honest), I see some opportunities for me discover new horizons by doing the same for S8. Apart from the obvious question of appropriate hardware and chemicals (Internet is my friend), I was wondering if some of you guys have experience with home-processing S8 and what is your take on this ? Are the results worth it ? Does it open some new creative opportunities for you ? Do you process your negative color stocks in C-41 or ECN-2 ? ... Also related to processing, I was wondering how does S8 handle pushing / pulling. To be honest I always shot S8 at box speed because of the extra costs involved when pushing/pulling film in most regular labs. Up to now I've always shot daylight and outdoors but I came across situations where the max box speed available in my bag was not enough to get proper exposure (overcast days in the woods for example), maybe pushing the films could have saved the day ... I assume negative stocks are better mediums for pushing/pulling ; do you have experience in pushed/pulled S8 stocks ? What were the outcomes ? Thanks for your insights and experience.
  3. For sale, three (3) Eumig cameras model Nautica. Eumig Nauticas are the only super 8 cameras designed to be used underwater without additional housing (see Super8wiki for more details). The 3 cameras are sold with all accessories : underwater framing device (one is slightly damaged - see the one on the right), wrist strap, PMA lens. One has a missing eyepiece. I also have a couple accessories like extra seal and original lubricant (more for collecting ;) ) plus a rubber lens hood. Of the 3 PMA lenses, one has a big scratch (second picture, the one in the middle), the second one has tiny scratches and the third one is close to perfect. I baught these for a project that was later cancelled so I don't really know about their state : motors are running and light sensors are reacting, that's all I know. Sold as a lot - 3 cameras together only - for 250 euros (open to discussion) shipping not included (note that I am in France). PM or mail at gybe28[at]yahoo[dot]fr for more info.
  4. Really good news to read that Kodak is back in the Super 8 game. Hope it'll mean some new / different film types in the future, like reversal 100D (yes we like to screen our homemade movies and not only watch them on TV after telecine or on whatever streaming platform). Don't really know what to think about the Max-8 choice, though : while I truly understand it technically (we are now used to 16:9 on a daily basis and Max-8 makes things easier), I still hope for a lens company to develop modern anamorphic C-mount lenses ... maybe one day. I truly think that Kodak sticking to the 4:3 format would have made it happen earlier. But once again that was a logical choice from Kodak (and probably an impossible dream of mine). Really eager to see this camera for real and curious about the full cost for cartridge + development + scan, the various options (more than 1080 HD ? 4:4:4 scans ?) ... I know Star Wars has been screening for a while but it sure sound like "A new hope" for Super 8 (even it was far from dead up to now) :)
  5. Got a couple 514 XL home as I bought them for really cheap (like 20-25€). A fair compact camera to bring along whenever you're out. I like the compact size and the additional C8 attachement for "wide" angle shoots. Even if lens is a bit soft, it works fine with fast film (ISO160) so that aperture is rather closed. I also use the 10sec run feature from time to time if I want to appear of the film. For longer shots I use a release cable with lock ring. On the other side, the lens focus ring is really loose which is not so great for accurate focusing. But with a bit of practise you can have decent images. Some will also notice the lack of high speeds (25 fps or higher) but for regular 18 fps clips it does the job. This clip was shot entirely with 514 XL (but with a Panasonic adapter that turned wide angle shot to absolute crap as focusing wasn't accurate). Scan quality is bad but anyway ...
  6. Had I fully read your initial post... Super 35 (3-perf) , then.
  7. Still for sale ? What's the gate size, regular 35mm (4:3 / 1.33:1) ?
  8. Really nice and crisp pictures. Just wondering about the final format (16:9 ?) did you crop in post or use anamorphic lenses ?
  9. Yep, no problem with theses films. Quote from the user manual : The camera takes Super-8 films of the following speeds : - Daylight : 25 or 100 ASA (15 or 21 DIN) - Tungsten or artificial light : 40 or 160 ASA (17 or 23 DIN)
  10. Thanks for the info. I'll check that on mine.
  11. You're absolutely right, this couls be a good idea. However, I have also observed another thing that make the reglomatic unit a bit troublesome : when I screw the complete lens (with reglomatic) on the camera, le lens part has a bit of play. In fact, when mounted on the camera, the reglomatic touches the camera body (needed for the electric contacts) so I can't tighten the lens itself anymore. But in this position the lens has a bit of play. For example, if I just turned the the focus ring to infinity and want to come back to close-focus, the lens turns a bit on itself before the focus ring turns. It's not a big play, not even 1 degree retotation but it makes things harder when it comes to precise focusing and I don't know if it has an influence on the image crispness ...
  12. Done ! You were right it's really simple to do. Once the reglomatic unit removed, the zoom ring is easier to move and not so loose. Perfect. Still have to find some way to cover the gear but it shouldn't be too hard. As for the aperture ring it's really loose and you also loose the macro lever on the side of the lens ... Does anyone know if there's an existing plastic cover to put over the aperture gear and that could have a macro lever ?
  13. Thanks for you answers, I will try that next week-end on my Schneider Optivaron 6-66, looks like it's fairly simple. As for the openings for the gears, a piece of gaffer will do the job.
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