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Elliott Atkinson

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  1. That is awesome! I think it's a great way to help people learn and get better. Loved reading through your post.
  2. Thanks for the kind words, it was a really cool experience and I cant wait to shoot on film again.
  3. That’s really cool! Over all I really loved using the camera. I can’t wait to shoot more projects with it when we can afford to shoot on film again haha. We got very lucky, for this project. My 16mm cinematography class got nixed cause of covid with everything moving online. But all the film had already been purchased for the class. So I was able to buy about 2000 feet of film for like 300 bucks since no one wanted it. The part that sucked was that we couldn’t afford to pay to get it scanned so I had to wait like 4 months to know how the film looked, back when I came back to school i
  4. Everyone on this forum was so incredibly kind and helpful that I wanted to make a post reflecting on the things I learned from shooting on 16mm for the first time and my experience using the CP-16/A. Hopefully, those in a similar boat can find some use here. This post is gonna be long but I’ll title each section if people want to hop around. In case anyone is interested here is the film I shot, using the CP-16/A. https://vimeo.com/480617629 BUYING THE CAMERA Starting off on this project, I ended up buying a broken/as is CP-16/A for 400 dollars off eBay, which was mistitled as a
  5. I've been shooting my first ever short film on 16mm, and things have gone pretty well but I just had a speed bump. While unloading one of my mags in my changing bag I accidentally pushed the plastic core out, so now my film has no core but it is still wound tight holding its shape. I attempted to try and fit the core back on but was unsuccessful so I resealed it and put it back in the light tight box it came in out of fear of damaging it or it coming undone. Will a development lab still be able to process my film?
  6. Currently the front element on my Angenieux 12-120 has a few little tiny chips on the front element but other wise in perfect shape. Seeing how the lens was not very expensive I purchased a new one with the proper CP-16A mount and dogleg view finder online. However despite this new being lens being advertised as in great optical shape there seems to be a lot of what looks like to be very feint speckled fungus on one of the middle elements, but the front element is in very good shape. Normally I would just return it and move on but I cannot find another online with the proper mount that isn't e
  7. Okay thanks for the advice, through some testing it seemed that the chips really only show up on the wide side of things when there was a strong source of light pointing right at the lens.
  8. Would you say it’s worth getting a new lens? Do you think they’ll be that noticeable? I think I fixing it would probably be out of the question since it’s such an old lens. More or less just trying to determine if these little dings are gonna make a noticeable difference shooting on 16mm. I was looking online and I couldn’t find much with 16mm specifically on hand but did notice some posts with people using lenses with bigger scratches and it didn’t seem to mess up the image to badly.
  9. Recently I noticed my Angenieux 12-120 Zoom lens that came on my CP-16 has gotten a tiny chip and some tiny scratches in the upper corner of the lens. Currently I don't have any 16mm film to test to see if it will have any effect on the image quality, nor do I have an easy way to mount it to a digital camera. I am wondering if anyone here has experiences with using lenses with similar level of scratches/chips on the lens and if it made a discernible difference in the image. Also the front of the lens rotates as well when focusing, which I am also wondering if it will have an impact. My gut fe
  10. Here is a image of the lens if that helps. So from what you can recollect does the silver ring just unscrew.
  11. I was just wondering if it possible to remove the Angenieux 12-120 lens off the CP-16A. I had read online that there might be other lenses that work on this camera that also have the Dog Leg view finder. Currently my cameras lens is a little loose, which might just be normal because of the lenses weight. However I have been able to correct thus problem with lens support on 15mm rails. Also I should note that the lens focuses correctly, and seems to be in great condition other wise. But I was wondering since I have seen pictures online of the camera with out the lens so I am wondering how
  12. Okay thanks, this is good to know I will shoot them an email.
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