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Bill Rodgers

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  1. The speed control button can get jammed internally. I have had two 1014XL-Ss that were stuck at 24fps and an 814XL-S stuck at 18fps. It is a fixable issue but honestly not a very cost effective path to take.
  2. I have been both gifted Canon 814 & 1014XL-Ss and found a fair few bargains over the years. I have had to cannibalise and fix quite a few of them too. I will check the diameter of the external battery pack pin next week.
  3. The Canon 1014XL-S was incredibly expensive at retail originally. So $500+ is fine for a fully working example. Most parts can be replaced or repaired. Plus any old kit deserves to be serviced. I have owned dozens of them and all needed to be maintained or ideally regularly used. I hardly ever use in camera lap dissolves now as most of my footage ends up edited on Pre or FCP. However I can recommend the Yashica Electro 8 LD-6 and LD-8, along with the Sankyo Supertronic XL-620 for the function. I was told by a Kodak Rep in December to "keep my eyes peeled" for the Kodak Super 8 camera. It has been a long wait and even a few friends who work for Kodak haven't a clue on it's progress. So your guess is as good as mine!
  4. Look for non running 814 or 1014XL-Ss on eBay. It will take a while but they do pop up from time to time. If all else fails buy an external battery pack. They work with no batteries in the handle.
  5. http://www.andecfilm.de/en/e_s8_pressureplate.htm I thought Andec still sold them!?
  6. SOLD! Though I will have another fully serviced & underwater tested example for sale soon.
  7. Now listed on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eumig-Nautica-Super-8-Movie-Camera-Sea-Surf-Sand-Snow-Film-Tested-/222179807359?hash=item33baf2d07f:g:qVAAAOSwvg9Xfsew
  8. Film tested underwater and recently serviced. Lovely example with removable handle, PMA wide lens attachment, orange underwater sight, wrist strap, rubber eyecup, lens lever and new rubber O-ring seal. £200 GB Pounds / $260 US Dollars.
  9. Did you get one in time? Sorry, I didn't see this. I have four sitting on the shelf.
  10. The AGFA Movexoom 3000 is a great camera (wonderful design) but not ideal to start off with. Try to buy a simpler Canon model, like a 310XL, 514XL, 312XL-S or 514XL-S. They have really sharp/fast lenses, are easy to operate and give excellent results. Consider using Tri-X 7266 B&W stock to experiment on, for some grainy reversal film magic.
  11. Go to Kevin at www.gaugefilm.co.uk Julie. Bart seems to have lost the plot.
  12. There's certainly been a recent batch of Super 8 Tri-X, packaged in the new '50 year' boxes. I'm just not so sure it's here to stay.
  13. I'm beginning to panic, as I'm not so confident Tri-X is going to be around for much longer. Sadly, going on previous Kodak stock withdrawals and cancellations I think I'll be 'celebrating' 50 years of Super 8 by stockpiling Tri-X. Equally, I haven't used my Lomo tank in years but I still kept it. Just in case.
  14. ...I've been shooting Tri-X since my student days in 1992. I love it's qualities and nothing quite compares to it. I'm beginning to wonder just how long Kodak will continue to produce this B&W reversal stock. Should I be bulk buying it or am I just a bit paranoid after 'losing' K40, 64T and 100D ???
  15. Super 8 kit for sale. All carefully serviced, film tested, with clear lenses and in fully working, near mint condition. Minolta XL-84 - £149.99 (RL button intentionally removed) Canon AF514XL-S - £124.99 Canon 514XL-S + 43mm C8 wide lens - £99.99 Sankyo XL-620 - £99.99 Sankyo XL-420 - £74.99 Bolex Aspheron 4mm (55mm thread) Wide Lens - £34.99 Canon 43mm C8 wide lens - £49.99 Canon 67mm C8 wide lens - £99.99 Prices in GB Pounds Sterling. Based in London UK. billrodgersfilms@hotmail.com
  16. SALE! - http://www.etsy.com/shop/cinebilly - 20% off, before I restock in the new year! :D
  17. Someone should always be on hand to keep an eye on running film projectors. - End of. - As it's a safety issue. I use two Bolex 18-3 Duo projectors (but with always a third spare) for installations, along with two 4x3 Panasonic CRT monitors (and one spare). Those CRT monitors have run happily for days & days without fail. Here in the UK everything has to be PAT tested yearly for electrical safety standards and I get all three Bolex projectors and my parents' old Eumig 807D regularly checked out at the same time. Along with the three CRT monitors, three B&H 16mm projectors, a Sony HD LCD projector, an Acer laptop, four stage lights, a smoke machine, two Sony DVD players, a Denon AV amplifier, six electrical extension cables and a set of B&W speakers. This costs a small fortune each year, as every power cable and transformer has to be tested too but is needed for my public liability insurance for exhibitions & installations. I'm thinking of adding another HD LCD projector and two Blu-ray players but I know it's only more to have tested and insured. Despite all this I enjoy exhibiting experimental shorts and I used to listen in wonder to Jeff Keen talking about his own exhibitions, which could be more like interactive performances for the audience. People seem to love watching projected films. :)
  18. I've used two Eumig manufactured Bolex 18-3 Duo projectors in an installation, both with ten minute Super 8 loops and new bulbs, running for seven hours a day for three weeks solid. They would get really hot each day, one bulb blew in week three and another died soon after the installation but I didn't notice any fading on the 100D and Tri-X stock projected.
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