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What about vintage film?
« on: February 15, 2017, 02:24:49 PM »
One Topic missing to complete the picture (Pun intended)

Some of us are also extremely passionate about our 8 and 16mm film format.


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Re: What about vintage film?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 02:33:50 PM »
Tom, if there are enough people to justify this we can do so... but how many people would actually partake in this topic? Until this is determined, just post something re film and I'll make it a sticky in the interim. If it takes off, then we can add a new board for film.

Come to think of it... Reel to Reel could well refer to film as well as tapes!


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Re: What about vintage film?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 04:17:56 PM »
Tom trying to have a place to display his 8mm collection (what was it? something like 'oops, my bikini top fell off, officer'  :EGrin:)
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Re: What about vintage film?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 04:45:40 PM »
Some tips how to convert 8mm and super 8 to digital media might be useful

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Re: What about vintage film?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 07:42:00 PM »
I'm still attached to my 35mm colour slides. (but no nude Japanese models in hilly surroundings)
Halogen lamps for the projectors are getting rare, I want to look into getting an HID lamp to work in them.

I have both a 16mm and 8mm projectors, but almost nothing to show on either.

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Re: What about vintage film?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 08:28:45 PM »
Ditto - I've got two 16mm projectors and an Eumig Super 8 sound projector, which was fairly new when the bottom dropped out the film rental industry in favour of DVDs. Also have an old Kodak 8mm projector from way back when, none of these are used nowadays.


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Re: What about vintage film?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 11:42:20 AM »
Some tips how to convert 8mm and super 8 to digital media might be useful

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Re: What about vintage film?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 09:37:13 PM »
used to love sunday evening 8mm movies from the local second hand bookshop. charlie chaplin, laurel & hardy & cartoons.
not sure i would want to watch them again though - evn though i am sure they are all available on youtube.
bookshop is gone now as well.
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Re: What about vintage film?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2017, 10:04:52 PM »
Tom is the obvious answer, but some DIY tips might be useful.  I have my own way of doing it, but I am sure there are better ways

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Re: What about vintage film?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2017, 02:12:15 AM »
I'm still attached to my 35mm colour slides. (but no nude Japanese models in hilly surroundings)
Halogen lamps for the projectors are getting rare, I want to look into getting an HID lamp to work in them.

I have both a 16mm and 8mm projectors, but almost nothing to show on either.

My late Father only ever used slide film in his 35mm camera. Always Agfa film. Always 36 exposures. As such we have no family albums with photographs, but a multitude of both colour & black & white slides. Also have a projector with a slide tray that holds 36 slides as well as a viewer that lets one load and view slides individually.

It is a PITA. As a kid it was an experience, a fun evening with the family, setting up & viewing the slides and reliving the moments. An occasion so to speak. Now, in the digital world it's a schlep to set it all up etc.

Time to haul out the scanner attachment & get them converted :(.
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Re: What about vintage film?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2017, 08:06:15 AM »
I must have 15000 slides in boxes of 200 each.  The boxes came from Boots the Chemist in England and at the time, the boxes were £2 each.  I have not put them in a projector for many years.  In 2009 I started scanning some, the scanner takes 4 at a time.  But it is a painful process, almost as bad as digitising LP records, you have to catalogue them.  The results are very good though. I set the scanner to 600 dpi and it (rather NP Navigator) auto-numbers the slides

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