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Ruotsalainen Werner

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  1. Thanks for the link; I'll definitely send the camera for a service if it doesn't work flawlessly. (I've previously purchased a Canon 1014 XL-S from the same seller and it was, as described by the seller, flawless. So I have high hopes this time too.) First, to be on the safe side (to quickly find out whether there's something very serious with the camera like light leaking, bad registration etc.), I'll shoot a 10m Foma roll. Then, I'll switch to 30m rolls, particuarly for events like the oncoming Wife Carrying World Championship, which I plan to film not only with video (incl. 360-degree), but also with at least one DS8 camera. (BTW, here are my videos of the 2018 event if interested: 360-degree: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4_1cuziVtq__g7_3fiRPttWpKy5wdpjN; standard video: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4_1cuziVtq-KSJwFs0koU-le3I1qfI8H)
  2. Some good news: I've just purchased a Bolex H8 conversion ( https://www.ebay.de/itm/183743960306 - it's based on the REX-3). I'll shoot a Foma100 test roll as soon as it arrives and compare it to all the other DS8 cameras I have.
  3. 1. I have never had cold-inducted mechanical problems with the Soviet cameras - DS-8 or the 2x8 Quarz. Unlike with my Canon DS8, in which my NiMH rechargeables quickly lost their charge and, after about 30 minutes of constantly being in about -3C degrees and in a very windy environment, it didn't operate any longer. 2. Fogging always happens with all kinds of cameras; therefore, I'm extremely precatious when bringing in my cold equipment into warm to avoid condensation & mold/fungus (the usual "several layers of plastic around the cameras and don't open for several hours").
  4. You mean the large depth of field caused by the very small (1/2.6") frame size and the, because of the almost constant sunshine during the shooting, f/16...f/22 aperture almost constanly being in use? BTW, today, I also shot a bit around here in Finland. My two new "8mm making" 360-degree videos are at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cybZ3uWeeco and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upkz7qvVs3Q
  5. Definitely. And I've already scanned two rolls of exactly the same setup (DS8-3 + Foma 100): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4_1cuziVtq9ZU0gJfAVkC1fqOSggcM6N (note that the album also has some Foma 100 Std8 footage shot with the Leicina 8S).
  6. You meany my "making of"-videos? They're 360-degree (full spherical) videos and can be freely scrolled around.
  7. While I can't answer your questions, it's GREAT to see someone re-cutting Foma material into plain S8. Do you plan selling your stuff abroad (in the EU at least)? I'd more than keen to purchase it, as long as it's much cheaper than Kodak's stuff.
  8. Yup, mine is very dirty too. And it has a very-very narrow viewing angle - it's REALLY bad as the slightest movement of one's face results in the image getting lost. BTW, yesterday, I shot a lot on one of my DS-3's. Here's the "making of" 360-degree video, with links to more info & still images on the specific locations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLozYJh9DP0
  9. Yup, it's missing. However, even on the other camera it seems to have contact problems and very rarely works. I may also apply a "hack"; that is, continuously "wire in" the battery. As I too have the Small Battery adapter, the battery getting empty faster isn't a problem as they're very cheap.
  10. Yup, the Pathé has a huge advantage over the Bolex DS8 conversion: it has a standard C-mount flange distance, which means its lenses are fully interchangeable with all other C-mount cameras, both analogue (S8 cameras) and digital. For example, I could reuse both the 8-64 and the 6-80 with my Pentax Q7 just fine. This camera has a very small, 1/1.7" sensor, which means about 60-70% of the central pixels are properly illuminated by these Super8 lens. And with the previous, 1/2.3" (that is, even smaller-sensor) Pentax Q's, almost the entire sensor area is used. I'll shoot some images on my Q7 when I have some time. (I've already done so with the 8-64 on my Fuji. The Fuji being an APS-C camera, only a very small sensor area is utilized, which means very low-resolution images, unlike with the Pentax Q.)
  11. Yup, with the default (medium) sharpness. (With low sharpness, the results would have been less "artificial", that is, slightly better - my later (starting around 04/2018) scans on my channel are all low sharpness-scans.)
  12. BTW, removing the auto-loader is this easy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBLSpULZl2I
  13. Sure: 1: https://www.flickr.com/photos/33448355@N07/albums/72157690765950143 2: https://www.flickr.com/photos/33448355@N07/albums/72157677580608257
  14. Yes, in exactly the same way as the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKSfa0dXX-o
  15. BTW, the DS-3 (or, for that matter, any small/light 10meter/30feet-only "Double" camera) has a huge advantage that you can always take them with you, should you want to shoot not planned stuff you just run into. This is what I do with one of my DS-3's, loaded with Foma 100, in my backpack even when I bike to/from work. That's not possible with 30m/100f cameras like the DS8 because of their sheer size / weight.
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