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Robert Ditto

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About Robert Ditto

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  • Birthday 11/07/1976

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  • Occupation
    Cinematographer
  • Location
    Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi Area
  • My Gear
    BOLEX H16 Reflex EBM, BOLEX H16 Reflex REX-5, Canon Rebel T5, Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera

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  1. @Aaron Martin @ OH, Jason's cables are bar none, some of the best work I have ever seen, or used. They are affordable, durable, and look factory made. Best investment I have ever made. Sincerely, Respectfully, Robert M. Ditto Filmmaker
  2. Hello all, I am looking for (4) issues of Bolex Reporter Magazine to complete my collection and have the full run of the magazine, can anyone here help me? I am looking for these issues: Summer 1958 - My Copy has been 3-Hole Punched and I would like one in better condition. 1966-1967 Issue - I am missing this issue completely. 1972-1973 Issue - I am missing this issue completely. 1973-1974 Issue - I am missing this issue completely. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Hello and Good Day to Everyone! I came across this unusual Arriflex 16 S/ST/SB motor and I was wondering if any of you ARRI old school gurus might know more about it. It is branded "ARRIFLEX Corporation of America" and has these identifiers on the plate. 339-837 MARK III MODEL NO. 150F SERIAL NO. 532M I have tried to search the internet for information on it and I have come up with NIL. Is there anyone out there who can help me?
  4. Listed in the description of the ebay auction. A power supply and Power Cord are not included with the auction. The Bolex EBM has a couple of power supply options that you will need to address if you purchase it. Examples: Original Bolex EBM power supply/battery charger has an inline push button to activate the camera motor and thus begin filming. a Bolex Power Grip for Bolex EBM, EL, and ESM External motors has a push button in the grip and houses an internal battery for power. After Market rigs that use the original Bolex Power Connection with a 12V source and an on/off switc
  5. Hello Everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am selling a Great little Bolex H16 EBM Camera Package on eBay. eBay item number: 222563920707 http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOLEX-H16-EBM-Electric-16mm-Movie-Camera-Kit-AMAZINGLY-GOOD-CAMERA-PACKAGE-/222563920707?hash=item33d1d7eb43:g:JscAAOSwHLNZVGvt There is a link to a Youtube video demonstrating its operation in the description for the eBay listing. I have many detailed photos of all the items in the Auction, drop me a message and I will gladly send them to you.
  6. Hello Everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am selling a Great little Bolex H16 EBM Camera Package on eBay. eBay item number: 222563920707 http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOLEX-H16-EBM-Electric-16mm-Movie-Camera-Kit-AMAZINGLY-GOOD-CAMERA-PACKAGE-/222563920707?hash=item33d1d7eb43:g:JscAAOSwHLNZVGvt There is a link to a Youtube video demonstrating its operation in the description for the eBay listing. I have many detailed photos of all the items in the Auction, drop me a message and I will gladly send them to you.
  7. Hello Tom, Yes indeed, the two threaded holes you are looking for are under the leatherette. Peel it back and you will see two screws that must be broken loose and then removed to access the smooth plate to mount the original Bolex matte box. Keep the screws and use them to attach the matte box. Sincerely, Respectfully, Robert M. Ditto
  8. I have three entire sets of 35mm SLR lenses that I use on my Various Bolex systems. The only real issue with using them is you will have a narrower angle of view than the spec angle of view on the lens. The focal depth is still the same, it is just not as wide as on a 35mm camera. If you can live with that, because I know alot of DPs who cannot, then you should have great success using Nikon, as they are typically good lenses. Sincerely, Respectfully, Robert M. Ditto Infinity Focus Pictures.
  9. Are your camera's sprockets single perf or double perf?
  10. The official designation is "H8". To further fine tune your research, you have an Early H8 that has the earlier claw mechanism and the sprocket teeth are a little more rounded in their design. Also, your 100ft load spindles are completely round rather than the more normal round with a square at the base. You can take the serial number as shown in your pictures and get a full breakdown of your camera and it's relative specs at http://www.bolexcollector.com. A couple of things to note. The early round spindles use a different daylight real than more modern versions and can be difficult to s
  11. A little of both, but not really. Let me explain, the sprocket teeth on the H8 and the H16 are spaced wider than a single frame as they are intended for film transport and guidance only, the claw at the film gate itself is where it becomes a 1:1 ratio of using each perf on the film to frame for image Acquisition. So the sprocket teeth seem wider in both models because they are in relation to film types thread pitch. Sincerely, Respectfully, Robert
  12. Yes, people looking to make a buck and who don't know the history see the 16mm sprocket width and just assume it is a 16mm camera. To someone with a little bit of experience the tell~tale sign is the film gate size and the lens mount size, the smaller diameter "D" mount is easier to spot if you have seen the larger "C" mount used on 16mm. The gate is easy to spot in a similar fashion, once you've seen the 16mm gate there is no question on the differences. $20 for this camera was a bargain though. If you would rather have a good serviced H16 to shoot with, we could talk about a trade.
  13. Hello Mark, What you have is an early "H8" not an "H16". The H8 camera uses Regular 8mm film which is a "Double Run" film. The film itself is 16mm wide because you shoot the 100ft load once and the turn the "exposed" take up reel over and shoot it again on the other half of the film. You then send off the film and after it is developed they slit the film down the middle effectively giving you 200ft of film for projection or digital scan. The topmost lenses mount has the smaller threaded hole just under the turret plate because this is the "Turret Locking Plug" location. There is a spec
  14. Agreed, if there is anything I can't do myself with my Bolexes, I send it to Jean-Louis. In my experience, he is hands down the best Bolex technician I have had the pleasure to work with. His CLA rates are quite reasonable and you get a superb job done on your equipment. However, I have a spare screw for you from one of my parts cameras that I will give you if you don't mind taking care of the shipping. PM me if you're interested. Sincerely, Respectfully, Robert M. Ditto
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