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  1. Contact ReelGood film Monday am- http://www.reelgoodfilm.com/
  2. I power my AATON 35III (rated 10-14V, same as XTR per your info) using a couple of these batteries: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1048193-REG/bescor_fp_12vatm_12v_lithium_ion_battery.html On my last shoot we shot 7 magazines and powered the tap using a single battery. Lasted the entire day. 11.4V was the charge left on the battery when we put the camera back in the case at the end of the day. I wouldn't use 14.4V batteries on older film cameras like AATON rated 10-14V because on a full charge these batteries sometimes can go up to 15+V. I'm sure there is some tolerance built in but it's not worth risking it in my opinion. I have no experience with the BL but quick search says they are 12V.
  3. According to Massive Dev Chart, DoubleX in D76 1+1 (ISO 250) should be 10min at 20C DoubleX in D76 1+2 (ISO 250) should be 12min at 22C DoubleX in D76 1+1 (ISO 250) should be 10min at 20C DoubleX in D76 1+3 (ISO 250) should be 20min at 22C You should get this app, it's the best I know out there for recipes. I use it on iOS but i'm sure it's on android as well. They also have a website and this is what they have for 5222 in D76 https://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php?Film=%Kodak+Double-X%&Developer=%D-76%&mdc=Search&TempUnits=C&TimeUnits=D
  4. I hand process 35mm color film in b&w developer sometimes and it has a really cool look. For special projects only, I wouldn't process large batches by hand if you need consistency. I use 5207 and 5213 and you can process up to 100' in a lomo tank. You can also use little 35mm still film stainless steel reels for testing small batch and fine tune your chemistry. For the remjet here's how to take care of it. I used to do the baking soda / hot water trick and it was not good, was really hard to do but with this recipe, you dip the film in the solution and then rinse with water, the remjet comes out automatically like magic. To create the Remjet removal solution you will need these: - Sodium sulfate https://www.freestylephoto.biz/101340-Formulary-Sodium-Sulfite-1-Lb - Sodium Hydroxide https://www.lowes.com/pd/Roebic-Laboratories-Inc-32-oz-Drain-Cleaner-Crystals/4751600 - Sodium Metaborate (Borax) https://www.freestylephoto.biz/101285-Formulary-Sodium-Metaborate-1-Lb 1. Bring 900ml of water (filtered is better but not required) to a boil. (I put 900ml so if you let the water boil by mistake you'll have the required 800ml left) 2. Pour 800ml of the hot water in a beaker 3. Add 1 to 2 grams of Sodium Hydroxide and stir until it’s completely dissolved. 4. Add 100 grams of Sodium Sulfite and stir until it’s completely dissolved. 5. Add 20 grams of Sodium Metaborate (borax) and stir until it’s completely dissolved. 6. Fill the beaker with water until you reach 1000ml 7. Done! Bottle the solution. I don’t use it warm - just room temp, same as your processing chemicals. To use it, simply pour the solution in your developing tank before you start processing and let it sit for 30sec. Agitate a little and pour the solution back in your bottle - that stuff is reusable. Then fill your processing can with water and agitate a bit and pour out. The black remjet stuff will come out. Rinse and repeat 2-3 times and you’re done you can now start processing.
  5. Here's an update - I did 2 tests this morning. First is outside and had to put on the mattebox because I needed a lot of NDs for the 1/4th exposure.To block the light between frames I taped a flap of duvetyne and was moving it out of the way when taking frames. This was a fail and I still saw the split screen. (i was expecting it..kind of 😉 For the second test I did it inside and used the lens cap on the lens to block the light between frames - and it worked! The table was lit by the window light behind me and that's why you see a bunch of shadows moving but there's no split screen. Shot the tests on leftover 200T (5213) and hand processed it in Ilfosol 3. I looped each sequence twice since it's very short, I can only load around 3.5feet on each "still film" stainless steel reels. So I'm happy - my camera is fine and as Dom and Webster said, it's because of the mirror shutter. If I need to shot some stop motion i'll just make sure to do it in controlled lighting and use the lens cap. Thanks for the help guys, scan is below:
  6. I just put some still film in my camera and it advanced nicely. Is there any color reversal still film in bulk these days? That would be amazing.
  7. Yes It makes sense that this happened in my test since the light panel I was drawing on was very bright and shining directly through the lens. Must have been waiting at least 10 seconds min between frames.. I might design an automatic capping shutter for my lenses if my next test works (by putting lens cap on between frames)
  8. My AATON 35III movement doesn't use registration pins, it's a single pulldown claw - would it work well with KS perforated film? - Would be great to be able to shoot some ILFORD BW or TMax for specialty projects. And what about remjet pass at the lab - would that hurt the non-remjet still film?
  9. Ok yes that makes sense. So my camera is fine, I'll shoot another test with cap on between frames and see what happens. to be continued.
  10. I don’t recall - this was done a while back. But it was shot in a very dark room. Only light was a light panel in front of camera that I was drawing on.. I typically close the viewfinder from the toggle on the camera body under the handle. My bet is that it was closed and for sure there was no light hitting the back of camera / viewfinder because the room was in the dark
  11. Shot a stop motion test using the AATON 35III handgrip which serves as a simple intervalometer with 1/4th exposures and the frames are split in half horizontally. The top part of the frame has a different exposure than the bottom half. See a video of the issue here: After some research I came across an old CML post about film “time-lapse issue” where someone is describing something somewhat similar to me. https://www.cinematography.net/edited-pages/timelapse_problems.htm The issue in this thread is caused by light leaking. My camera works great at all frame rates, I only see those split frames when I take single frames with the handgrip or when I flip the switch to test mode to move the mirror out of the way. To verify that the single frame was exposing / working correctly, I sharpie’d some negative and looked in side the mount to see if everything was ok and it seems fine. See video of this test here: As you can see the film is not moving during exposure. If anyone has any insights on this, if my camera is defective or if I need to figure out light leaks please let me know!
  12. I would say the bare minimum is 1 stop of overexposure and 2 stops to be sure. If you have enough stock to do a small test that's the best way to approach it, just shoot a chart exposed in the middle, +1, +2, etc. Refrigerated 50D will hold really well, the 250D not as good but still nice. I have some 5247, 5248 older than yours and it looks amazing - it was frozen.
  13. I would be very curious to do a test with my AATON 35III just for fun. I don't have my camera with me at the moment but I saw an old post of someone selling a Aaton 35III and he listed a "1.85:1 gate mask" as part of the package. see post here: https://steadicamforum.com/index.php?app=forums&module=forums&controller=topic&id=15503 Anyone knows if there's a slot on the AATON 35III for gate masks? If there is I'm pretty sure I could build one.
  14. Reading about your K3 issues brought back some bad loops PTSD. Yes I think getting another body might be the solution or even better, get a Bolex equivalent, I hear they are much better. I abandoned trying to solve the issue after I disassembled the entire thing, really getting in it and still could not figure it out what the problem was. Not worth the time. I was going to throw it down the balcony but I opted for the trashcan instead where it belongs. I kept the lens and the K3 metal plate as souvenirs. Best of luck to you, I know how frustrating it can be.
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