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Gareth Blackstock

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    Pentaflex 16, Cinema Products 16R, K-3, Bell & Howell 240, Canon 814,1218

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  1. Seems quite confusing. Potentially a previous owner has indeed tinkered and put things back in a way that is slightly off. Maybe a gear was put back out of step with another gear, as simon suggests. Start from scratch, is the take up spindle turning freely, is the film jamming causing the take up spool to jam? Try running film through in a continuous loop, splice and cement a loose loop, and see if while running any part of the film pulls or tightens? You may have inadvertantly bought a "fixer up" with a bit of detective work you might fix it. Good luck, Gareth
  2. Maybe shoot the lowest frame rate your camera can do, just get the actor to only move toward you, sideways will ruin the effect, tripod the camera.... Or, when you run out of film, tell the actor to freeze until you can reload the camera and shoot from exactly where you left off... Requires a very patient actor! Learn to load really fast.... Or borrow and Bell & Howell 240, they last for ages! Around 2 minutes I think...
  3. The same happened to me a few times. I solved the issue by hitting the camera body with the heel if my hand, a good sharp knock on the body, not the door area. Also works when thrown at a person.... Chance of damaging camera? Minimal. Having a camera that doubles as a weapon? Priceless.
  4. Gday, These people sell all the products you need: http://www.visualproducts.com/servicesProductDetail02.asp?productID=561&Cat=92&Cat2=93 And they are a wealth of information about CPs
  5. Gday, Thanks for the info, after chatting to the lab I reckon the best course of action is to expose each 5 foot length in camera, focused on a sample card, like your suggestion, in average light, ie 5.6 irrespective of ASA, or light the sample to get the same exposure, then load the lengths into light proof box and send it in processing. Its going to be quite process but I will get definite answers on my film stock. Thanks again, Gareth
  6. Hello, I am coming up to a decent sized project and I need to test my store of expired stock. I am intending on taking a few feet from each roll, exposing them in a uniform way, sealing them, and send them off to be processed. My big question is: how do I expose them all uniformly? Do I sit the lengths on a table in a dark room and let off a camera flash? Would that over expose the high ASA stock? The lab I use is a small one and I think they do not have facilities or space to do such a test. Normally I shoot 100 feet as a test and send it off to discern the condition of the stock I have remaining, but I have around 13 different film stocks and I suspect a few of them. I also accept there will be quality of image issues, but as the project is not a big budget one, we are happy to work with what we have. Any thoughts would be helpful... Cheers, gareth
  7. I have also added a section to my website detailing what I have discovered so far while tidying up my CP16. It is a work in progress, depending on how I go with the rest of it. http://canon-s8-repair.yolasite.com/cinema-products-cp-16r.php It might help when others who get hold of a camera are looking for info. The folks at Whitehouse Audio Visual are great! Pity I am not closer, I would be able to get them to service it! Cheers, Gareth
  8. G'day, well I finally fixed up and completed my Frankenstein battery bank, it's not pretty but works great. I have found a local seller who I can buy some nice tidy battery packs from, but seeing as i spent so much on my ones, I figure I better use them!
  9. Awesome, Thanks for that, the price is pretty good, I have emailed the seller asking about postage. I will upload an example picture later in the week of my Frankenstein attempt, it should scare lots of potential d.i.yer's cheers, Gareth
  10. Would it be possible for you to post a link to their website or similar? If they are cheap enough I might get some.... depends on postage too I guess. Cheers
  11. That looks awesome! How did you connect or solder the batteries so well? My attempt looks like Frankenstein's nightmare...
  12. here is a pic, it should come out o.k. I also checked behind the cover, almost always the earth lead will be bolted to the chasis, and hopefully coloured green... cheers, Gareth
  13. Well I had a look at the camera terminals, I will post the pic tomorrow, but the positive is the top, negative below if you are looking at the camera side on.
  14. I will take a pic of my terminals tomorrow night, I marked my battery box so I would remember which was which.
  15. How do you mean polarity? Which poles of the terminal on the camera body are positive and negative?
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