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Andries Molenaar

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  1. Mr Nowill in London can do reperforation of 16mm 2R (two perfs) into R8. No blanks and no 1R. The perforating is not expensive. If you would find old stocks you can send them to London. Shipping is a bit of a put off. Best to have like 2-4 100 feet. If you have a pile you might thingk about going there personally, deliver it and then go to the British Museum. If it were open. Pick up later.
  2. An american guy had a batch Kodak color film perforated by Wittner. Cost a ton. Then shipping out and back. Short rolls are available from his website. Costing considerable. If organised it needs to be efficient. I.e. you order a batch from Kodak in Germany, have it sent to Orwo directly who then deliver to you. Hopefully they can fix it on 7,5 metre spools too ? Processing in EU can then be done by www.super8.nl
  3. It shouldn't be too difficult to manufacturer R-8 or DS-8 from the 16mm bare strips they have as in between product. If they still have the perforators ? Spools are easier to produce or handle than S8 cartridges I would think. Their sales data from the past may have indicated that there is no viable consumer market for these. So somebody else has too take the risk. Unfortunately the small producers will triple the cost per foot.
  4. Seems more like what you suggest. A rough calculation from the images comes to 0.12mm Fairly thick for a hair, unless from a thick haired animal.
  5. I have a stash of Kodak 7240 in R8 on 100 spools. Should you be interested to buy one just use message function of the forum. Mind the timezones ? It is slow cinéma.
  6. Haha, they aren't answers at all. Just spend more money.
  7. When you take off the lens the ground can been seen sitting to right. When it is swung in. You could attempt to brush or blow. Don't push too hard and don't overdo as the blowing may displace the dust further on.
  8. martin, 7 feet is a rather big one. There was an article on phtographing from post war V2 rockets just this last issue of Fotografica PhT magazine. First time they managed to photograph the curve of Earth (believe it or not ? ) Cameras were very sturdy as there was no parchuting down after the high rise. I have seen some discussion of a much smaller 70-ies ciné rocket which had a special S8 camera built in. Looking down from the rocket. Just to see the onlookers disapper in the distance. It was very basic but also had a special cartridge with just a few feet of S8 which had to be DIY fill with S8 which I suppose had to be cut from a standard cartridge. Who did processing of these or who kept a few of these clips. Drone options have been discussed too. Using a late compact like Fujica P2 or other mostly plastic things was then the suggestion. Use AAA or connect the drone power. Take off all trimming et cetera. Stop and start. Seems people with plenty budget just want to send it up with the camera running from the start and then for 3 minutes. It seems tasking these heavy lifting drones with a the few 100 gramms aren't a problem anymore. Main focus seems now to make simple things more complicated and adding weight. ?
  9. Why do you ask if you know it so well? Just use a standard thing for remote control instead of this overengineering and still not be enable to choose the moment of filming. Good luck
  10. Just find an of the shelf wireless remote control with 2.5 plug. Why all these difficulties?
  11. If the drone has no switches then remote control is possible through 27mc equipment. It all depends on the distance. Also there are IR remote controls. New and vintage. Nikon had ML-1 IR and MW-1 radio. Also there delayed start and shot-length controllers. Even from the original S8 era.
  12. You have a problem. I don't see why would I start questioning suppliers of goods which I don't have. If your camera wasn't adapted you cannot charge Li-ion batteries in-camera. Good luck.
  13. Li-ion requires dedicated chargers. How could this work in a standard 4008?
  14. Well, thank you for that. It certainly helped a lot of people. I am not sure what the views are these days. Most people have diverted to facebook-groups with more members than ever in all forums together. Otherwise you might want to attempt google ads.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. The idea is then to start a thread on this topic.
  18. I am aware of that but it is not complete. It was reconstructed from archive.org
  19. 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?
  20. 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 ? 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Time flies when holding your breath ? 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 ? Happy New year using a Nikon R10, Canon 1014XLs, Leicina Special et cetera.
  23. 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.
  24. Switching it on worked? Just put an Alkaline 625 button in to test the camera.
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