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Andries Molenaar

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  1. On a standard camera there is no switch. These extreme batteries are best charged outside camera. It is meaningless to have such big batteries. The standard 300mAh can do some 10-15 films. Possibly more according to the original instructions. Who exposes more than five films in a day? Didn't the seller supply instructions?
  2. I am aware how websites work. I have several. Super-8 is not easily outdated. Just abandoning the content created by so many users in so many hours is vandalism. Filmshooting has lots of bogus in its archive but there are also many well discussed useful topics. Curious enough I researched a bit on keeping a copy in PDF or static HTML of the documenting threads but unfortunately it just stopped like that. Transporting simple html sites like super8man and super8data is not much work and keeping a copy online barely a thing. We'll see what comes.
  3. The idea is then to start a thread on this topic.
  4. I am aware of that but it is not complete. It was reconstructed from archive.org
  5. Anybody got a clue about the filmshooting.com forum? Is has been in maintenance for months and months. It is a bit of an archive of pre facebook super-8 discussions. For good and bad. Also the super8man archive is hidden behind this shutdown. What is the trouble with having a sub-directory with static content open? The same with this idiot who just abandoned super8data. Not just the domain but the content too. All with these lame made-up excuses. How can $15 for a domain be too much and how difficult was it to just keep the public contributed data on a local disk and have this posted elsewhere?
  6. Indeed curious. Obviously the M-model needs far more back-focus-distance than the C. Apparently Schneider had various set-ups for several destinations. The M might possibly fit some digital still camera's too πŸ™‚ Finding an adapter to put it on D-mount or others with short distances to flange shouldn't too difficult. There so many adapters these days. Mind that the retro-lens on the rear doesn't move for focussing. That is all done in the front part.
  7. There is a feeler in the filmgate assembly which forces a motorstop at the end of the film. Underneath the cartridge is a feeler which resets the counter when the bay goes empty.
  8. Time flies when holding your breath πŸ™‚ I have no news. I am not expecting it will ever come to production. There is just no market at a workable price. Logmar sold only 50 with a lot of waiting between orders. There are so many better proven camera's at less than Euro 500 that a new severely limited ability thing at Euro 2000-3000 will not sell enough to have a production run get past beta models πŸ™‚ Happy New year using a Nikon R10, Canon 1014XLs, Leicina Special et cetera.
  9. I don't think so. The numbers are too small. No OEM manufacturer can offer a workable price at 2000 pcs max. There are also way too many old excellent near-mint cameras which superior features and which don't cost that much.
  10. Switching it on worked? Just put an Alkaline 625 button in to test the camera.
  11. Some people are playing with old chemistry recipes to process ancient Orwo film and such. This might work here too. If the films weren't too badly stored 😞
  12. These cameras don't cost all that much. LIkely it is cheaper to find a second camera than having somebody work on that broken holder. Can't you just fix some strips yourself?
  13. Use the split-image focusing aid. And indeed check the lens collar for being in the macro setting. Exposing films to check for focus seems an odd method.
  14. Exactly what is the advice? Andreas is best adviced to test the battery using a volt meter and take it from there. As OP is in Switzerland he is best adviced to seek help from a die-hard filmer in der Schweiz. Forum member Simon Wyss is in the der Schweiz too and does repairs on classic cameras. Maybe he can help to diagnose what is wrong. Without spending a fortune on shipping and labour far away πŸ™‚
  15. Of course it is the new battery pack. The zoom needs the centre voltage of 3.6 Volt. Just measure the rings on the battery...It is not properly charged or the centre-tap is not connected. Or the spring blade in the camera is not connecting πŸ™‚ Coincidently.
  16. That is a thorough (and by Internet standards very long) test and analysis. This way it costs little and the 'film' is exactly the same for both lenses. You did use a tripod or a fixed mounting? The practical filming setting would be to film people in portrait, torso or full and possibly some scenery around that. That would be 1, 3,5 meters and infinity. The usable field is a bit disappointing. Likely this very much dictated by the constraint of the small projection opening.
  17. Check your Personal Messages πŸ™‚
  18. Something like those. They are intended for Kodak cartridges used as reloadable. Possibly the Kaccema has the same dimension. You could also attempt to find a tube of the same diameters. Might even be carton. The main point is to give an easy start for spooling up and to keep the film from stringing itself on the hub πŸ™‚
  19. There is indeed an adapter kit from Nizo which brings a cable to connect the battery box outside or in the swung back grip. You need boxes which have pointy contact with a rim near their base for that. Then there is a replacement plate to swap with the standard to receive the tripod screw and to fix the camera in a more stable position to your tripod head πŸ™‚
  20. Kaccema takes 15 meters of regular acetate film. The important thing is to use a core. Just like the original Svema loads do. Forgetting or leaving that out gives a risk of the film locking on the hub and blocking the film from unwinding further. Like others seem to have experienced and who blame it on the Kaccema
  21. The Elmo Trifilmatic 300 DS-8 100ft has square hub-pins and Foma supplies DS-8 100 ft on spools with square holes. The Elmo 8-TL has round pins with a knob in its 100ft magazine. The Elmo 100ft spool has square holes.
  22. Considering how most film Super-8, it has no importance. It is often ISO 100+, aperture down to f11. Furthermore, it is often sloppy focusing and no tripods. The rear retro focus lenses on the most used zooms stay in place (isn't it the thing used for 0.01mm collimation focusing) so there is no difference when it is on 6 or 66 focal length. Only with macro, the rear lens gets pulled in. So if the camera runs fine just shoot a few frames from a tripod as described and see how these come out. Should you want reliable equipment for assignments you are better to get two working sets of equipment. That also covers theft, accidents or forgetfulness πŸ™‚ Unless all the equipment gets involved here. BTW it would be interesting to see if Beaulieu had the C-mount flange machined down on this very last production ZM4s as these were equipped with in-lens filters in their fitted Schneiders
  23. It is a standard 30 meter camera spool. What is the trouble?
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