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Tom Photiou
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 - posted July 26, 2005 12:01 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You may recall some years ago Derann had a promotion on optical prints, A fish called Wanda, Pale rider,Lethal weapon and a few others. At the time they came out on the news letter i seem to recall Derann also offered an optical only sound projector. They were limited in number and (i think)sold for around 199-299 quid. Can anyone remember these or perhaps some of you got one. I'm curious to the make and model as i've never seen an optical only sound projector.
Or am i confused and it was mag-opt [Confused]

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Barry Attwood
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 - posted July 26, 2005 03:46 PM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dear Tom,

I think your thinking of the Fuji SD-AUTO, a lovely little OPT/MAG 600' machine, and I believe the were alos twin track as well. If you look on one of Keith Wilton's videos, a collector has got 2 of these machines running together, and has added extra cooling to put in a 15v 150w lamp. They are lovely little machines, but the optical lamp is non standard, and can be a bit hard to find, but they rarely go!

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Kevin Faulkner
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 - posted July 26, 2005 05:16 PM      Profile for Kevin Faulkner         Edit/Delete Post 
Barry, while we are on this subject do you or anyone else on the forum have a picture of the Technicolor machines that were used in Aircraft? would be interested to see one.

Kev.

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Jan Bister
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 - posted July 26, 2005 06:26 PM      Profile for Jan Bister   Email Jan Bister   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just sharing a bit of relevant info here - some mag/opt projectors I know of (besides the rather obvious Elmo ST-1200/GS-1200 machines, that is their M&O versions) are the Chinon 9500 and a Yashica something-810-or-other (I only recall the 810 part). Then there's the Bauer T192 (I think?) which not only could do mag & twin-track optical but also both super 8 and standard 8. Curiously none of Bauer's (or most anybody else's) high-end projectors seemed to have optical playback capability, other than Elmo. There sure weren't many manufacturers who thought it was even worth it, but the number of optical prints in existence clearly weaves a different tale [Wink]

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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 - posted July 27, 2005 02:20 AM      Profile for Jean-Marc Toussaint   Author's Homepage   Email Jean-Marc Toussaint   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
And to Jan's list, I would like to add one of my favorite machines ever: the trusty Eumig 810 MO.

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Barry Attwood
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 - posted July 27, 2005 02:54 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dear Kevin,

I'm not sure, if my memory is right (not often these days) there's a picture of an Airline projector in one of the back issues of FFTC, I'll have a look through when I can.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted July 27, 2005 10:52 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Jean, I never knew eUmig did the 810 in optical/Mag. Thats certainly a new one on me. I wonder if anyone in the UK has one. As far as i can remember i dont recall ever seing Eumig 800 series with Mag/Opt. Whats The quality like on that one for Optical sound?

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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Tom, I didn't know about it until I saw one at an auction about three weeks ago. The bid went too high and I lost it, but now I keep my eyes and ears open. Eumigs are built like tanks, they are no-nonsense projectors. The 810 is one of the rare dual format machines that properly plays regular 8 sound films.

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Tim Christian
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 - posted July 27, 2005 01:57 PM      Profile for Tim Christian   Author's Homepage   Email Tim Christian   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The Eumig 802 is just as good as the 810 for R8 sound!

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Mark Todd
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 - posted July 28, 2005 09:01 AM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think there was a sankyo 850 mag and stereo but never seen one, just missed buying one from a chap in glasgow a few years ago, sounded nice.
Theres the Fuji SH30 150 watt lamp machine, also the sh8 and sh9 100 watt fuji machine`s and there`s the yelco 3600, one on ebay at the moment in the UK, someone we know well.
I think it was the bauer 190, no front sprocket mind so best avioded really, though maybe OK just for the poly opticals.
The chinon 9500 also pops up as the reuve R2 or something in germany but not very good optical sound on the one I had and a bit plasticy and not so kind to films either usually.
Best Mark.

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