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Erren Franklin

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  1. Hey Dom, Thanks so much for the reply and help. I think you're right, I just have to be patient and continue scouring eBay. Searching foreign eBay sites is not something I had thought about, such a great tip! I have a friend in Germany and I'm already shipping a camera to her so she can ship it to me. Yes, please look through your collection. I'm eager to know if you have anything that you think I might be interested in. Thanks for looking for me!
  2. Thank you Aapo, yes, I believe you're referring to my other thread. I'm not looking for camera suggestions so much as I'm looking for places where I can purchase cameras that I already know that I want, but more importantly I'm looking for someone or some business that can assuredly repair and/or service the cameras that I have. Simon Wyss does this? He responded to my other thread. THat is good to know. Thank you for the recommendation! Also, the Leicina 8V has been one of the most reliable cameras in my collection, and right now it's the one I use the most.
  3. Last time I posted about choosing a regular8 camera, I received such great help, so I'm hoping you all will feel inclined to help me once more. Having boiled down the list of regular8 cameras that I am seeking to a just a few models, I've been searching far and wide on the internet in order to purchase them. The cameras that I am seeking are: 1. Canon Cine Zoom 512 2. Beaulieu MR8 Reflex control (w Gossen light meter) 3. Agfa Movex Reflex Unfortunately, these are all so hard to find! The ones that I have found and purchased all have problems. They need repairs and
  4. I found the the Grading, DI, and Telecine section of the forum and was able to get a lot of good information, so I think I'm good, unless anyone feels inclined to anything. Thanks!
  5. Hey everyone, Thanks again to anyone and everyone who responded to my questions about regular 8 cameras. This particular issue has likely been rehashed many times in this forum by now, but since I'm new and the most recent discussion I found regarding this topic was in 2018, I would like to ask what people's current preferences are for labs and for scans. Generally I process with Spectra and have my scans done at Movette film transfer locally here, where I live, in SF. Movette does a cheap fresh film 720p scan but also does 1080p and 2k for regular 8 and super8, and I generally like
  6. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions. A lot of this stuff has been so hard for me to research, and therefore it's really priceless to be able to ask such knowledgeable folks directly. Thank you!!
  7. Dom- Please don't apologize. Your answer was what I came here looking for and I am so appreciative that you answered my questions so thoroughly. As for Collector's Mania... I think I may have a bad case. Over 10 cameras in the past two months! Several of them cheap as-is models so I could examine them in the flesh, but it is adding up. I've convinced myself that I'm not collecting mindlessly, since I plan on stopping when I finally have 2 or 3 cameras that are as close to my ideal as possible. Your response inspired many questions, and I'd appreciate answers to any of them! I have starred ones
  8. Shane- Thanks for the tips. If and when I get a REX4 I planned on sending it off for servicing, but I hadn't thought to do that with P or K series. I couldn't agree more about projecting; I shot my first roll of regular8 kodachrome 20 years ago and borrowed a friend's projector so I could watch it. That's when I fell in love with it. I doubt it would have become a lifelong obsession if I hadn't viewed it in that format- dimming the lights, the projector noise, the subtle smell of burning dust. And I'm really excited that reversal regular8 film is finding its way back into the market because I
  9. Webster- I imagine you've seen this one too, but maybe not: https://www.super8.tv/en/lady-in-blue-the-pentaflex-8-from-the-former-gdr/
  10. Everyone, thank you! And I look forward to more feedback. Christopher - Very helpful, you are probably right, and by doing so the Canon is probably the answer to my question. Thank you! Simon - I aspire to understand the smallest bit of your feedback. I hate to say that with regards to much of the knowledge that many filmmakers count as basic, am I am woefully unlearned. For example- I still do not know what exactly the benefit to having a variable shutter (or a 190 degree shutter) is. For that reason, much of what you've written is way over my head! I do expect that if I look up eve
  11. Hi! I'm new to forum, though I've found myself here reading through a topic many times in researching one thing or another. For the past 20 years or so I've been shooting regular 8. What started as a curiosity has lately turned into something more serious for me, and as I've attempted to do research and problem solve, I've found information about regular8- cameras and much more- to be somewhat lacking on the internet. Info about super8 is widespread, regular8 not so much. For me, there's no comparison between the two. Regular8 is just so much more versatile for experimentation. Latel
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