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Thomas Dafnides
Expert Film Handler

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From: St. Louis, Missouri USA
Registered: Dec 2009


 - posted March 14, 2013 08:13 PM      Profile for Thomas Dafnides   Email Thomas Dafnides   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Some interesting photos of early 8mm mag history...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AWESOME-Bolex-M8-Projector-with-Sonorizer-Amazing-Complete-Set-/171006552558

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Paul Adsett
Film God

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From: USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted March 15, 2013 07:20 AM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The whole thing just reeks of the legendary Bolex quality.

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Mikael Barnard
Film Handler

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From: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK
Registered: Jun 2009


 - posted March 15, 2013 06:41 PM      Profile for Mikael Barnard   Email Mikael Barnard   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I always keep a look out for these but as usual when one comes along my eyes are bigger than my wallet! [Roll Eyes]

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Clinton Hunt
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Waharoa,North Island,New Zealand
Registered: May 2010


 - posted March 15, 2013 08:33 PM      Profile for Clinton Hunt   Author's Homepage   Email Clinton Hunt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I was justing thinking the same.....want it but can't afford it...i do own and use this type of projector all the time....quality... [Smile]

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Cheers from me in New Zealand :-)

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Paul Adsett
Film God

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From: USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted March 15, 2013 09:52 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As fabulous as this equipment looks, the Bolex Sonorizer is totally impractical for playing back any standard 8mm package movies due to the non-standard picture to sound separation..
It was a good idea at the time, but all these sound adaptors had a very short lifespan, being quickly replaced by proper R8 sound stripe projectors with standard 56 frames separation.
I really like the Bolex tape synchroniser a lot better than the Sonorizer. The Bolex sycnhronizer was a very neat method of syncing the M8 projector to any reel-to-reel tape recorder.

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The best of all worlds- 8mm, super 8mm, 9.5mm, and HD Digital Projection,
Elmo GS1200 f1.0 2-blade
Eumig S938 Stereo f1.0 Ektar
Panasonic PT-AE4000U digital pj

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Mikael Barnard
Film Handler

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From: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK
Registered: Jun 2009


 - posted March 16, 2013 11:42 AM      Profile for Mikael Barnard   Email Mikael Barnard   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Whilst I agree with what you say and personally favour cine equipment being restored and used, there are certain pieces of equipment like the Sonorizer that put me right there with the glass-cabinetters!

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