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John Salim

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  1. Aren, Search this forum for 'Elaine' ... there's plenty to read πŸ˜‰ John S
  2. Hi Andries, Just a small lab providing E-6 ( cine and stills ) and B&W ( stills only ) processing. No scanning though ! Best wishes, John S
  3. Hi Volker, Thank you very much for getting in touch and othering your spare ST-1. Happily we found the ST-1 and it just needs fixing up. The box has a crack in it and one of the battery terminals needs gluing down, but it does work ! It's the main battery box that would be useful to have ( as a head-rest ). Thanks again, and best wishes, John S πŸ˜‰
  4. Thank you both for your advice. I'll pass them on πŸ˜‰ Best wishes, John S
  5. Does anyone have any recommendations for alternative ways of powering this camera ? A friend has just inherited one without the battery box. I assume it's nearly impossible to find a battery box nowadays. 😩 Cheers, John S
  6. Thanks very much for that Charlie. The link is particularly useful ☺️ Cheers again, and all the best wishes, John S
  7. Are there any members out there who could shed some light on the uses of wire recorders used in the field ? A friend of mine recently found a 'Webster Chicago' recorder and wants to know if they were used by the military. Any information however trivial would be gladly received. Cheers, John S
  8. I've not shot any KAHL UT-18 myself, but have processed a lot of it. This film cannot be compared with Ektachrome 100D in any way for quality. It's good for what it is ( grainy, limited colour palette and no real D-min ) ..... it's loved by many artists, and is superior compared to Wittnerchrome 200D. Ektachrome 100D is a superb filmstock. If properly exposed and processed, it looks beautiful on the screen ! John S 🎬
  9. Cale, The Yellow filter is for B&W photography, the darker one is a neutral density filter ( all films ) and the other is either a Close-up lens ( check by looking through it ) or a UV filter. More info here ... http://www.k3camera.com/k3/k3pdfs/2008-krasnogorsk-3-manual.pdf John S 😊
  10. A friend of mine occasionally shoots 100ft rolls of FP4 with his ( non register pin ) Vinten and Newman Sinclair cameras which handle KS perfs perfectly fine ( ... they're larger than BH perfs ). I prep all of his film by rewinding rolls onto camera reels ( films are supplied on 1" cores ), and arrange processing and scanning by DeJonghe Film Postproduction in Belgium. John S 😎
  11. I think that's as simple as it gets really. Trying to do this mechanically would be more complicated - and a lot more expensive ! John S πŸ˜‰
  12. On simple designs, the moving feed arm is connected to a potentiometer controlling a variable speed DC motor. John S
  13. You're correct Ethan, if you watch this YouTube video you'll see there's a variable speed control unit in the centre of the feed platter constantly adjusting the feed out speed ( at 1':35" ) You can guess what'll happen if the controller goes wrong ! John S 😎
  14. This picture of Natalie Wood being pied always makes me smile. Taken behind the scenes of 'The Great Race' ( that's director Blake Edwards throwing the pie ! ) John S ☺️
  15. Here's another good example of a mis-timed shutter ( shot on Panavision ). It's a dream sequence for the track 'The Name of the Game' from the film 'ABBA The Movie'. There's a lot of use of filters too. Original ratio 2.35:1 ( anamorphic ). John S 😎
  16. I wouldn't have thought so Miguel, because the film has to physically start moving before the shutter fully caps the frame. There might be a software solution ???? John S 😎
  17. Really appreciate Dirk taking the time to do proper densitometric measurements through FedEx's shipping system. Good man ! John S 😎
  18. Here's a picture of the yellow subtitles... John S πŸ˜‰
  19. Hi Rob, The film must be slipping on the feed side ( top side ) of the sprocket. Check if the pad rollers are clamping the film perforations into the teeth correctly. Film is being taken up from the gate ok ( bottom side of the sprocket ), but if the top side of the sprocket doesn't feed the same amount of film to the gate, the loops will get absorbed ( lost ). John S πŸ˜‰
  20. Apologies Simon.... yes I misunderstood you, of course the text would be black on clear. My friend assures me Ilford never bought any of their print stocks from anyone else - they produced all of their own. The last M/P stock called 'Mark V' was manufactured for many years and he believes was withdrawn around 2003. If I can get a reel back from the archive, I'll photograph a few frames. John S πŸ˜‰
  21. Many thanks for your reply Simon, but I can confirm Ilford did indeed manufacture a huge amount of 16mm and 35mm B&W print stock. A friend of mine worked for Ilford's back then and he's also very interested to know how the subtitles were 'coloured in'. ( I'll check to find out when the stocks were made ). The letters do look laser cut to me, and they seem to have the random 'round points' as you mention. The text is incredibly sharp ( and rock steady compared to the images behind them ). They're also noticably 'cut' into the emulsion side, so no, I don't think they're produced photographically. John S
  22. Hi all, After checking a 35mm B&W print of 'Swing Time' ( 1936 ), I noticed it has French subtitles ( with original English soundtrack ). According to the can's label, this print looks as if it came from a French distributor ( includes a print report from 1986 ). The unusual thing is, it's a B&W print ( Ilford Safety Film ) with yellow subtitles. I've never seen this before on B&W stock, but on projection the text looks like it was etched by laser. So how was the yellow colour added ..... a type of dye bath or transfer possibly ??? Has anyone seen this before or know how it was produced ?...... I'd love to know ! Many thanks, John S 😳
  23. where from ...... any links please John ? John S
  24. Hi Sarah, Welcome to the forum ! What flavour would you like ? Try contacting ON8MIL in London..... https://www.on8mil.com/product-category/8mm-film-packages/standard-8/ Best wishes, John S 😁
  25. Without stating the obvious, you haven't got a light yellow filter on your lens have you ? There won't be any filters in the viewfinder, but bear in mind this is a cheapo camera so I'd imagine the viewfinder optics may not be coated. I had a K3 many years ago and remember the viewfinder image looked on the warm side compared with a Bolex. John S
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