New Crazy Eyemo Q's.
Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:41 PM
On the speed settings, will the Eyemo run on "inbetween" settings? Like, if you set the lever or knob between 8 and 16 can you get 12fps? Is the governor (inside, not the clickable knob or lever) notched or is it a variable thing within it's end limits?
Why do some have the speed control on the front lens board and some on the top-rear of the integrated mag? Which one is better? I assume the mag one since that's what they evolved into.
Do I understand correctly that it will run for about 50 seconds at 12 fps (38 ft.) on one winding?
Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:16 PM
Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:16 AM
Hell, there was a set of square front anamorphics on ebay a week ago for 2500 bucks:
the anamorphic gate (which is installed without tools and takes about 10 seconds) and de-anamorphic viewfinder (which installs wwith 2 tiny screws in about MAYBE 3 minutes) might set you back another 150.
IF you go with a 1M turret Konvas, you can pick up a complete package WITH OCT-18 mount lenses (which are comparable to Schneider lenses of the era) also well under 800 bucks.
The 6 volt motored Konvas KSR-1 can be had for even less:
2 piece OCT-18 mount anamorphic square front Lomo sets come up from time to time for about a grand, this one is a little pricey although it looks to be in great condition but it shows you what they look like:
The negative, it takes a 16 volt battery to run the thing BUT an 18 volt Dewalt Flashlight can be turned into a nifty little battery pack be removing the head and adding a coiled cable to the leads and add a plug to the other end. so it's not really a problem. A Crystal sync motor is more desirable but the stablized motor will work for what you want to do. Thw 200 foot mags usually come with the Russian cores or you can pick them up at Raf's site or buy Rafcamera's core adapters which will allow you to use standard Kodak cores and load 170 ft loads into the MAG ONLY so you don't have to tread the camera. You just slap in a new mag and keep on rockin' and the 200 ft mags are cheap REALLY cheap, 25 to 50 bucks each :
400 ft mags (which will handle Kodak core without an adapter) go for 50 to 100 bucks each:
The Little Konvas is very light and tough as a Soviet T-34 BUT if you are determined to buy American here is a real nice Eyemo with a Nikon mount which wiill give you better glass:
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 13 November 2009 - 01:20 AM.
Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:48 AM
I'm pretty sure it's continuously variable. I think they ran them with a tachometer and used that to make witness marks for the various speeds. You could just run the camera, starting at a slow speed, and turn the knob to see if it continuously goes faster. Going fast to slow might not be good for the governor, but slow to fast shouldn't hurt anything.
It is continuously variable on mine which has the speed control o the top and not the front, you can even do some crude ramps with it...
Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:20 PM
Posted 13 November 2009 - 02:30 PM
Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:33 PM
Hal: Has the effect of the RED on the 35mm glass market finally started to wear off?
I follow older Cooke glass somewhat but not Zeiss. What I've noticed is the eBay dealers are now asking $1200 or so for the average SPII/III lens. Most lenses being sold by individuals go for maybe one-third to half of that. I haven't seen a 100mm Deep Field Panchro go for less than $1K for a year or so. I didn't get around to buying one when they were still $500 or so...darn!
It would be interesting to know how many adapters to PL for those lenses Les Bosher has been selling. As opposed to all the cheap asian adapters on eBay for Arri standard to PL, Les' adapters work with internal focusing lenses like Cooke SP's. If the Cookes being sold are going on RED's I'd expect Les to be selling a lot of his adapters.
Posted 14 November 2009 - 09:16 PM
Good to know.
Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:35 AM
Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:59 AM
The negative, it takes a 16 volt battery to run the thing BUT an 18 volt Dewalt Flashlight can be turned into a nifty little battery pack be removing the head and adding a coiled cable to the leads and add a plug to the other end. so it's not really a problem.
I don't know what I was thinking here, The EP17 crystal sync motor runs on 12 volts not 16 volts and the 12 volt Dewalt batteries will run it in this same flashlight configuration but the 14.4 battery belts will also run it fine (make sure to check the leads) 16 volts have the potential to burn up the electronics especially the old Russian electronics. the EP15 stabilized motor runs on 14 volts so the 14.4 battery belts will run it as well. I noticed my mistake when I re-read this thread and just wanted to make that correction in case someone read it who is not famillar with the Konvas BTW, the KINOR 35 is the camera that runs on 16 volts and will run on a 18 volt battery. Sorry for the screw up. I shouldn't write when I'm tired.
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 20 November 2009 - 03:03 AM.
Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:08 PM
Hope this helps...