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Brad Kimball
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Highland Mills, NY USA
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 - posted April 19, 2005 04:51 PM      Profile for Brad Kimball   Email Brad Kimball   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Which is the best to get? Also, what was the last model GAF manufactured and when?

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Jan Bister
Darth 8mm

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From: Ohio, USA
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 - posted April 19, 2005 07:30 PM      Profile for Jan Bister   Email Jan Bister   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a feeling someone's going to reply to this by saying "Eumig's 800 series of dual-8 sound projectors" - I know I would [Wink] but if you're looking for a silent dual-8, probably Eumig too - not sure if Bell & Howell ever made a decent dual-8 (one that doesn't compromise too much in order to accept both formats). I know of the model 1623 projector but it has a sprocketless drive, film transport is done entirely via the claw. *shudder*

As for GAF - can't answer that question but you might be better off just flat out avoiding them. [Eek!]

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Dan Lail
Film God

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 - posted April 19, 2005 09:03 PM      Profile for Dan Lail   Author's Homepage   Email Dan Lail   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Brad, I found this website with lots of different makes. It's loaded with info on each projector, even a GAF; [Smile]
http://www.oaktreeent.com/16mm_Projectors.htm

Phil Johnson's site discourages dual guage because he says their rough on film;
http://www.8mm16mmfilmscollectibles.com/equipment.htm

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Mikhal Tal
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From: Hollywood CA
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I own a eumig S926 GL, and have used it to view personal Super 8 Films, but am curious if this is a "dual" projector that can play older 8mm movies? [Confused] (I have some ebay 8mm movies I'm salivating for..)

/TAL

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted August 03, 2005 10:51 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Mikhal and welcome to the Forum!

Your Eumig S926 GL is strictly for the Super 8mm format.

Doug

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Jan Bister
Darth 8mm

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Nope...the S 926 GL is strictly a super-8 projector, albeit one with very nice sound. [Smile] I forget, though - can it do stereo?

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
Film God

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Jan, yes it is stereo, but it's also one of these dreaded co-axial models and, when that goes wrong, it can be extremely rough on films.

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Tim Christian
Expert Film Handler

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From: Norfolk, UK
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted August 04, 2005 03:47 AM      Profile for Tim Christian   Author's Homepage   Email Tim Christian   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For dual-gauge silent, don't for get the Chinon 100 and 200 models. Nice solid jobs.

Despite the sprocketless feed, the Eumig 500/600 series machines and the Mark 8 all perform well.

For sound, I've never had a problem with my various 800 series Eumigs. From an engineering point of view, I would rather use separate projectors, each optimized for the gauge, but can't attribute any film wear to the Eumigs.

I guess it is as much a question of projector condition and care as anything else. Firms like Eumig didn't ship rubbish designs - they wouldn't have lasted if they did. But worn or dirty projectors are bound to give trouble. Projector film paths should be cleaned after every couple of hours of use, and the whole works lubricated after every dozen or so, if we want to keep them going and protect film.

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Mikhal Tal
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From: Hollywood CA
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My Eumig needs some TLC, (it's been in storage for a while) Is there something beyond Canned-air and alcohol I should be using to get it spiffed? As for Super8 Only, is there a cutoff year I can look for to see if Movies are in the right format? I'm sure most ebay descriptions are too generic.

/Tal

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John Cook
Expert Film Handler

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From: Papillion, NE
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I recently picked up a Eumig Mark DL dirt cheap on Ebay ($20US.) After a good thorough cleaning and lube inside/out it now runs very well with both 8mm and Super 8 movies.

After the auction closed at such a low bid I was a bit concerned about the quality of this projector, and I must say that my initial film screenings prior to cleaning and lube were very disappointing but now she runs well on both formats. By the way, Mark DL's do appear to sell very cheap on a regular basis on Ebay.

John

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