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Timothy Fransky

Member Since 30 Jul 2018
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 03:07 PM
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Topics I've Started

50s/60s era consumer tripods

10 November 2018 - 01:43 PM

Since the 16mm/8mm cameras from this era are so well-made, I would imagine any tripods would be equally effective. I've never come across any from that era. Do they not exist or did they not last?

Feeler: short ends/recans/expired 16mm

14 October 2018 - 02:06 PM

I need to test my new B&H 627. I'm just seeing what's out there for cheap short ends/recans/expired 16mm. One or two perf, doesn't matter. I'll even consider R8. Operative word is "cheap." Quality is less important as I'm just testing the camera.

Wide angle lens for B&H 627

10 October 2018 - 11:55 AM

I'm taking suggestions for a good wide angle lens for my 627. It came with the standard 20mm sunomatic lens as well as a Taylor Hobson 2.5" tele. (I don't know what that would be in mm, but judging by the matching finder lens, it would appear to be a close-up lens.) Those are pretty standard focal lengths, but I'd like to have a wide option. I suppose I'd also have to find a matching finder lens. Thoughts?


Kodak 7363

01 October 2018 - 07:32 PM

I've searched the site on this topic, but I still have questions.

What even is hi-contrast b&w stock? I gather it's useful in practical special effects, ie bluescreen. Is optical printing its sole reason for existing?

The only reason I ask is I can get it fairly cheap. If it's an acceptable 16mm camera film, I'd like to use it as a training medium.

Bell & Howell Model 627 manual

30 September 2018 - 05:32 PM

Here's a few photos of my newly acquired B&H 627, which must be the UK/Commonwealth/Euro version of the 240T. All the text is in English, French, German, and Italian(?). I'm pretty pleased with the condition.

It came with the standard 20mm Super Comat lens, plus a TT&H 2.8" f2.8. They both have matching Filmo finder lenses. The 2.8 finder lens is full of small, black speckles. I don't suppose it matters terribly since it's only used for broad framing.

Does anyone have any advice for running a test to see if it's working ok?

I've posted the manual on my google drive for anyone looking for a copy.

https://drive.google...ew?usp=drivesdk

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