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  1. I had the same with ACL. The scratching was pretty much invisible to my eyes, but Bernie suggested modifying the mags - and so I did. But I guess that I would have been happy with how they were. Moving towards bigger projects I like the ease of mind though.
  2. Thanks Martin for the link! I have had the video on my computer now for over a decade, but couldn't find it online when I tried ๐Ÿ™‚ I have had good experience with my Beaulieu 4008 ZM and a Switar 10mm. Definitely sharper footage than with 8-64. Now I myself am waiting to see the results from Angenieux 6-80mm t1.4, recently collimated by Bjรถrn.
  3. Not to mention that the seller with three camera listings with different prices either just hasn't taken photos of all three cameras or has duplicate listings with different prices - which easily fools people about the correct price range. The camera in all three listings has the same serial number (524) and some strange DIY-cable (for the power switch?).
  4. Not to mention that 10mm really isn't that wide on super-8. Having said that, 8-64 is not the contrastiest lens. But since you are shooting on super-8, perhaps the sharpness of the image is not the first priority? Then again, if you are looking for ultimate sharpness you could do what they did in the Halogenuros research project ... ๐Ÿ˜‰ Unfortunately their video is no longer available online, but perhaps it's ok to share this single frame of it...
  5. In my opinion all ACLs currently available on Ebay are overpriced - that particular linked one is an ACL 1 with only single speed, weaker motor and a viewfinder that doesn't keep the image in correct position when rotated - not to mention that there is only one magazine, which is for 200ft loads (the motor it has can't even pull 400ft loads). Just last autumn a S16 modified and serviced ACL with accessories was sold on Ebay for less.
  6. Sounds plausible. Anyway, if I'm shooting film that is at least 8 years old, I don't really expect the outcome to be perfect.
  7. It's a very interesting issue. I guess it is related to the age of film? Or storage? I bought an assortment of 16mm Fuji stock when they ceased production. I have stored the film in freezer since then and everything has turned out just fine. Those films have been processed by Video & Film Solutions in 2014, Andec, one Italian lab and most recently - just last Autumn - by Color by DeJonghe. Granted, hearing of these issues makes me want to try to use them ASAP and in less critical projects. Fortunately I only have 400ft of 64D and 400ft of 400T left - and one random can of F-250T
  8. According to another poster on this forum who has recently called Bernie, he is now retired.
  9. If I remember correctly, Ferrania had to postpone color film production due to asbestos renovation, during which the original materials intended for color production expired. In order to raise funds they decided then to first produce bw film for photography - which they did. I hope they are able to deliver their KS rewards one day, but I personally am not in a hurry to receive mine :)
  10. Well, Adox did hint that they might soon have an outside customer who'd want to have their film in the super-8 cartridges...
  11. Take a look at these Instagram posts and the comments by ORWO: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMfTnKvnYNF/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMh4QU0nCdC/ Also: https://www.super8.tv/en/new-super-8-films-soon/
  12. There is this one, unless it has been already sold:
  13. You are not the first to ask :) Last Spring I tried to look for possible solutions, including focal reducers made for telescopes but unfortunately, the quality in those is, ahem, lacking at best. I also sent an email to the manufacturer of Speedbooster but no surprise there, I didn't even receive a reply. You might want to look into a Arri Standard to c-mount adapter. There are Arri-S Zeiss lenses (t2.2 - t2.4) available quite cheap, as there are no good quality adapters (that allow focusing) for adapting the older ones to M43. They aren't as nice to focus as the C/Y lenses with
  14. But the great thing is, after certain age you might have your own 1. AC in the family! And he might even ask the lovely question my eldest asked me a year ago: "Dad, may I inherit that camera?"
  15. We have to learn from the wildlife documentarists, I guess ๐Ÿ˜
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