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Jaime Barbosa

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  1. I would like to protect the lens of my Nizo 561 Macro. i have been trying to find a lens cap for it, but I do not know what size I should I get. I read somewhere that it's a 52mm size. I ordered a screw on lens cap, but its way too big. Does anyone know what size I should get? I would like to get one that either screws onto the lens thread or goes over the lens. Thanks.
  2. Interesting topic. I can't resist not putting in my 2 cents. I have yet to shoot anything on Super 8. I just picked up a mint Nizo 561 Macro. The reason I want to try this out, is for the same reasons I shoot 35mm still film. I love the look of it. I addition, I love the surprise I get after I either develop my film or get I it back from the lab. One never knows how the image is gonna turn out until its developed. It forces me to take my time in getting the perfect shot. The best photos I have ever taken were on a film camera. Another reason, is that the cameras look awesome. Some old super 8 cameras are pretty enough to be displayed in a museum! It is not a low cost hobby, but its doable enough to try it several times a year. At least for me it is. I love old tech. Don't get me wrong. Digital video is great. It is low cost and very convenient. I own a Lumix G DMC‑GH4 which I enjoy using often. I also own an iPod filled with several albums. At the end of the day, though, I rather listen to my vinyl record collection on my Technics 1200.
  3. I think I'm going for the Elmo. It does appear to be the better choice of the two. I've been doing more research and it seems it will better serve my needs at this time. That Bolex sure looks awesome though. Thanks Michael for your input. I appreciate everyone's input.
  4. Thanks, Brian. Good points. I am a DIY type of guy. I enjoy experimenting with things rather than paying someone to do them for me. It's sorta like a hobby in some ways. I own a digital camera which I am able to not only change shutter speeds, but also the fps. I'm thinking that should eliminate some of the flicker. I don't expect professional results, but I would like to see what happens. I like to gather as much information as possible from people before I venture into uncharted waters. Uncharted waters, at least for me. :)
  5. Ok, I'm new to super 8, but I'm learning something new everyday. You guys have been a tremendous help. I do not own a projector, but I'm in the process of getting one. I currently own 2 cameras. I own the Nizo 561 Macro and a Kodak Brownie model 2. Both are in near mint condition. I have yet to use either camera. I foresee using the Nizo much more than the Kodak, though. Still, I've been looking into getting a projector that will play both super 8 and standard 8mm film. I want something small and inexpensive, but still good quality. A part of me, however, wants to get a projector that only plays super 8 film. I'be read that such projectors are much more reliable than the duo type. Well, I narrowed it down to 2 projectors, the Elmo FP-A and the Bolex 18-5L. Both are rather inexpensive and seem well-built. I like the built quality of the Bolex much more than that of the Elmo, though. The downside of it is that it only plays super 8 film and it does not have variable speed control. The Elmo, on the other hand, plays both types of films and has variable speed control. Assuming having the ability to play both types of films is not a big deal to me, my only issue with the Bolex will be the lack of variable speed. Everyone says I need a projector with variable speed if I plan to capture the image with a digital camera. My question is, do I really need to have a projector with variable speed? If I have the projector playing at 18 fps and I get the flicker problem when I try to capture the image with my digital camera, shouldn't I be able to correct the problem simply by adjusting the shutter speed of my digital camera? Your opinions will be of great help to me. Thanks.
  6. That is awesome, man! I like to experiment too. I need to try that. Thanks!
  7. I was also looking into getting the Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels2Digital MovieMaker for digitizing the negative film. To me, Wolverine is a crap brand, but maybe just maybe they got it right this time.
  8. I know this is an old post, but I had a similar question. Assuming I'm able to load negative super 8 film onto a super 8 projector, can one simply capture the projected vifeo with a digital video camera then invert the negative image into a positive one with video software? I have yet to find any information anywhere on this.
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