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#1 Yemi Adesanya

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 02:38 PM

Hi There.

I have plans to shoot 16:9 with my Beaulieu R-16 by simply cropping the 4:3 image. To help me, I would like to get the 16:9 frame lines marked on the ground ground glass. A Beaulieu camera technician was nice enough to ship an R-16 ground glass unit to me so I can get it marked up before he services my camera.

Someone has already offered to mark the ground glass using a pencil for $75. Is this a typical charge for such work? Will the result be satisfactory? Are there any alternatives I could use? I have heard mention of glass etching too. Using a pencil to draw lines on the glass doesn't seem too difficult to me.....please give me your opinion/advice.

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#2 Steven Budden

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:15 PM

Hi There.

I have plans to shoot 16:9 with my Beaulieu R-16 by simply cropping the 4:3 image. To help me, I would like to get the 16:9 frame lines marked on the ground ground glass. A Beaulieu camera technician was nice enough to ship an R-16 ground glass unit to me so I can get it marked up before he services my camera.

Someone has already offered to mark the ground glass using a pencil for $75. Is this a typical charge for such work? Will the result be satisfactory? Are there any alternatives I could use? I have heard mention of glass etching too. Using a pencil to draw lines on the glass doesn't seem too difficult to me.....please give me your opinion/advice.

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Yeah, when I was getting my bolex converted to super someone said just mark the ground glass with a pencil. They said that it worked like a charm, and I guess you might be able to clean it off if you screwed up?

But $75 doesn't seem too pricey to me, not when motion picture camera services are usually way over priced, due to lack of work volume I guess.

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#3 chris cortez

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:56 PM

I have plans to shoot 16:9 with my Beaulieu R-16 by simply cropping the 4:3 image. To help me, I would like to get the 16:9 frame lines marked on the ground ground glass. A Beaulieu camera technician was nice enough to ship an R-16 ground glass unit to me so I can get it marked up before he services my camera.


Hi Yemi. :)

Bjorn Andersson has my R16 now, or will have when it arrives in Sweden. Maybe he can do my 16:9 viewfinder marking while he is cleaning/fixing my viewfinder and servicing the camera?

I'm also curious about modifying or marking a standard Bolex sidefinder for the S16 frame, either for cropping or for a potential DIY Super 16 mod.
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#4 Steven Budden

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:47 PM

You should check with JK camera. They do a custom Mask job for super that looks pretty cool for the bolex. It might be usable on the sidefinder too.

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#5 Steven Budden

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:48 PM

Also I have a super 16mm SBM listed on ebay right now too, if you're looking for one.

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