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  1. If it's like the BL, you push it out, away from the spool, and it will lock in position out of the way.
  2. Non-expert here. When I pull it into Lightroom and white balance on the white pipe, it reads as not so much green as very deficient in blue- something like R66, G67, B42%. The original does look quite green but it's not so noticeable when corrected. Lightroom puts a substantial magenta tint on it. I wonder if it's an effect of the mixed daylight/gelled HMI. Or it just looks green beside the warm colour of the wood and her jumper.
  3. Isn't that going to make for some rather "strobey" rendering of movement? Compared with the usual 1/60-1/80 sec.
  4. Were you to follow that advice you'd be tending to exaggerate the effect that the film-maker intended. There can be a bit of a wide-angle effect when you sit close to the screen, but if it's too pronounced I'd say the seats had been put too close. The projector lens can't have any influence on the perspective in the scene. The focal length is chosen to fill the screen at the prescribed distance, nothing more.
  5. Quite impressive that the Hasselblad lenses cover what is effectively 6x7cm, territory they never trespassed on. Beside the Planar the Mamiya RB 90mm. is a bit of a brick- no-one seems to be converting them for 15/70 lol. My 500C has been in its box for over 20 years now.
  6. You do have a fault, but this is normal. You only see through the viewfinder when the shutter is closed- that's how a mirror shutter works.
  7. Stocks with the suffix "pan" (short for panchromatic, referring to the sensitivity to colour) are always B/W.
  8. That suggests to me that it should be permanently lit but the bulb (or LED) has failed.
  9. The clear area is due to insufficient solution- the emulsion just wasn't covered. The marks in (4) I would say are drying marks, so uneven drying/ not enough wetting agent or inadequate water removal. Of course, reversal hasn't happened at all.
  10. As Simon says, they're storage reels for microfilm. http://microfilmproducts.com/catalog/storage-reels/ If Foma are using them for camera film, they're cheating a bit.
  11. It is indeed IMO the beam-splitter- the view is off-axis so it doesn't appear as a full rectangle. I can look into the lens of my S-8 camera and see something very similar. It's where it should be; whatever else may have happened, you haven't damaged it.
  12. I'm not a cinematographer but will take a shot at this. If on film, the newer cameras (Arri 435?) can ramp up the speed and open the iris or shutter to match so it's unnoticeable. On digital the take will be acquired at the higher framing rate and the required part extracted at 24.
  13. It's surprising how much can be recovered by a good colourist- that Cybill Shepherd scene still has a bit of blue left. But no-one's buying it to scan and correct- you could just buy the DVD. Film collectors must just want the actual stuff in their hands, no matter what the condition.
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