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  1. That link goes to my own Drive account. It will do the same for everyone, I suspect.
  2. SA.FETY- which according to my resource means it was made in Canada. Apparently there's supposed to be a vertical bar whose position enables you to determine the quarter of the year in which the stock was made. But that's getting a bit OCD.
  3. You've found the date and factory codes. They are really tiny- they're not meant to be easily read by eye as the edge numbers are. See here for an interesting story on date codes as relating to the faked "alien autopsy" film. Search for "1967". https://www.sacred-texts.com/ufo/alienaut.htm
  4. I'm afraid what you claim would turn decades of established practice on its head if correct. If there were a mysterious mechanism fogging fast film noticeably within days of exposure I think Kodak would have told us.
  5. Aargh, I've just noticed how big the file is so I'll wetransfer it. Happy to help. Just notice that the first section is about the counter, that's what "universalzähler" means. Welcome to the club, I'm at londonsteenbeck@eu5.org and on FB @londonsteenbeck. If you watch the BBC a lot you may see my 1600. best wishes Mark
  6. I have some schematics which cover '01s among others, mostly in German, but can't work out how to attach them here. Reviewing it I'm not even sure it covers the display counter at all, but you're welcome to plough through it. Could you PM me an email address? Or just post it here if you're happy with that. I have a 1600 and this is one reason I've stuck with it- being discrete component I've been able to fix things. No chance with all those chips in an '01! BTW if all else fails, I use a stopwatch and a ruler.
  7. Sorry, I didn't pick up that you were a Master of the Fluffy Sausage, you may not have exuded enough of that aura of well- upholstered superiority for it to show on the Internet. You'll need to work on that. And buy a bigger wallet- its gravitational influence should at least be noticeable in London from Brussels. In 500€ notes.
  8. Yes, it's the same. It has only been called "standard 8" since the introduction of Super-8, to distinguish it. The sprocket holes and frame size are smaller, and the film on the double-8 spool is 16mm. wide, run twice through the camera, and split lengthwise after processing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_8_mm_film
  9. I'll have to pass on that, not having been in the business. It is, as you say, a running joke between Robin and me and maybe Phil as well. It probably belongs to a more closed-shop era. More practically, I presume sound recording is less glamorous and therefore attracts less competition, so keeping the fees high. Anyway it tickles me at least, so it will probably stagger on for a while.
  10. Is it perchance a sound recordist's wallet counterbalance?
  11. Polish it up and put it on a shelf.
  12. In case anyone west of Calais is confused, in number notation Europeans use the comma where we Anglophones use the decimal point and vice versa. This extends to lens engravings. So 1,000,000 becomes 1.000.000 It makes sense, in handwriting at least- you can't confuse a comma for a badly written decimal point. You might see it on a hand-written bill at a bar: 4,50€
  13. Indeed. There's a saying here. When you're in a hole, stop digging.
  14. Mine is a bit yellow too. Not as warm as yours, but as Luigi says, if that's direct sunlight coming in, it's probably accentuated it somewhat. Sunlight photographs warmer than daylight. Presumably the glue used to fix the finder elements has gone squiffy. Nothing to worry about.
  15. Perhaps a middle way is to apply the lubricant with a cotton bud, or spray some onto a piece of paper and use that to dribble some only where it is needed. I find that spray goes everywhere too.
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