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#1 Paul Bruening

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:18 PM

What's the steadiest image, most dependable, kind to film, variable speed S8 projector ever made?
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#2 Trevor Swaim

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 02:45 PM

Beaulieu 708EL
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 04:50 PM

Beaulieu 708EL


There is one of these for sale in Sweden, if anyone is interested. It has been in this shop in Stockholm for years, and I guess it will stay in that shop forever. Because they want €4368 for it.
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#4 Trevor Swaim

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:02 AM

There is one of these for sale in Sweden, if anyone is interested. It has been in this shop in Stockholm for years, and I guess it will stay in that shop forever. Because they want €4368 for it.

:blink:

I haven't priced one in several years but IIRC they were going for around $1,000 for a really nice 150watt version the 250 watt HTI version was a lot more but still they were no where near $6,500.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:44 AM

Well, it is the HTI version, but as you say, the price is still pretty ridiculous.

"Beaulieu 708 EL Stereo Super-8 Capstan Drive "High Power" with 250 watt HTI-lamp super-8 projector incl. Schneider Xenovaron 11-30/1,1 zoom lens"

The above text is from the shop.
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#6 Guy Bodart

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:31 PM

What's the steadiest image, most dependable, kind to film, variable speed S8 projector ever made?


I like the GS1200 Elmo
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#7 Jim Carlile

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:35 AM

Bolex 18-5
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#8 Olex Kalynychenko

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:07 AM

What's the steadiest image, most dependable, kind to film, variable speed S8 projector ever made?

I like russian RUS universal projector.
This is N8/S8 projector, quartz-halogen bulb 12v 100 W, variable speed, can be upgrade on system of speed stabilization, compact, cheap.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:30 AM

I prefer the Bauer Studio series, like the BAUER T610 microcomputer stereo.
They are very gentle with the filmtransport, and even if they jamm (because of broken perforation or splices ecc.), they do no or little harm to the film. The ELMO GS is great, and surely more rugged, but when something happens the film is likely to be more damnaged, and it is also noisier than the BAUERs.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:46 AM

I prefer the Bauer Studio series, like the BAUER T610 microcomputer stereo.
They are very gentle with the filmtransport, and even if they jamm (because of broken perforation or splices ecc.), they do no or little harm to the film. The ELMO GS is great, and surely more rugged, but when something happens the film is likely to be more damnaged, and it is also noisier than the BAUERs.

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#11 Oliver Gläser

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 02:07 AM

I am a big fan of the 600 series of Eumigs. Solid construction that just keeps going... and precise film movement that is gentle on the film. I have 4 that I use constantly!
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