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Doug Palmer

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  1. May be an idea to at least check whether it appears to handle the film OK. Just some 16mm leader or old film threaded. Lots of information how online.
  2. That's great you got satisfaction with his work. I am guessing the sound of the mechanism is quieter too ? It certainly makes a lot of sense to use 2-perf, and a lovely ratio. btw your images always look so sharp at the edges. And I enjoy too your family films?
  3. And me too ! I was wondering Uli before you got yours converted by Daniil, did you ever do a registration test on 4-perf? Then later compare with 2-perf ? I have a 2C and was interested in the 2-perf idea. As it is now it is fine on registration, but it certainly makes sense to consider 2-perf to save costs etc, IF the steadiness is sufficient. Your footage looks great. Though I'd be doing locked-off stuff as well with my camera.
  4. Agree. It makes a lot of sense to own your camera and really get immersed in it, before tackling a serious project. Your earlier comments on the non-affordability of sync sound cameras of course are a problem for many of us. However, I think it should be mentioned that their is always the option of putting a trusted MOS camera inside a blimp. Bulky yes, but entirely possible to get good sound if you don't mind a non-handheld camera. For me the film-look is everything.
  5. Much as I like deep focus, I was also intrigued by some of the outdoor footage in the recent Great Expectations on BBC. Taken with fairly wide lenses in good light, with the closeups sharp but the crowds and activity in the background very out of focus. The effect concentrated the actors' performances better, as well as maybe losing any unwanted detail in this period setting.
  6. Thanks Dom for this, he certainly seems a clever guy and it's encouraging that modern motors are possible on a nearly hundred year old camera ! Now I really do wish I'd kept mine. Fabrice, I hope you solved your issue with the unwelcome running of motor. Maybe it's a problem with the release spring not activating properly. And I'd be interested how many seconds you are able to get when fully wound. Re the loading, I recall it was fairly straightforward. And hopefully the registration will be good as I found on my camera.
  7. I'd be interested to know the proper duration of the spring motor in a well-serviced camera. Also if anyone has succeeded in modifying one to 24 speed, perhaps with an electric motor in place of the chunky spring motor. The Kinamo is so incredibly compact.
  8. Great little camera. I had one that gave nice steady images. However, I parted with it as the duration of spring motor on mine was only a few seconds. I did think of modifying somehow for electric motor, maybe should have kept it ?
  9. I would have thought using the same f-stop could present lighting problems. Although I see his point in keeping depth-of-field constant as possible. I prefer the idea of using similar focal length lenses in a movie, for example either wideangles or tele, so the look is constant and doesn't jar from shot to shot.
  10. Thank you Simon, I might try some. I suppose another attraction is the bright reflex viewfinder during shooting. Assuming of course that the glass is sharp at big f-stops.
  11. Has anyone tried this film in 16mm yet ? According to https://filmphotographystore.com/collections/movie-film/products/16mm-film-double-perf-fpp-sun-color-1-100-ft it would work in bright sun at f2.8 if using a shutter speed of 1/60th. So fairly useable in a 16mm camera. As I mentioned earlier, might be good for differential-focusing shots. I wonder how the grain looks.
  12. The only zoom lenses I ever managed to adapt for the old front-mounted anamorphic lenses (such as the Kowa 8Z) were the Bolex Compacts, Som Berthiot and Switar. Anything with a larger front element gave vignetting. Even with these lenses it was necessary to restrict zooming to 24 mm or longer, on regular-16. It's also important to keep the gap between front element and rear of anamorphic as short as possible, and light-tight, using a separate bracket or mount. However, I got good sharp results using these small zooms.
  13. Certainly appears as if oil or lack of it, is a problem as Dom and Robert indicate. I have an H16 that also slows, but otherwise OK for fairly short takes. Also steady. That was really the point I was making earlier. It may be worth doing this steadiness test first, to see what the results are like.
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