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John Armer
Expert Film Handler

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From: Lancaster, UK
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 - posted February 04, 2018 04:58 AM      Profile for John Armer   Email John Armer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
In May I'm planning to show my standard 8mm (silent) print of Clarence Brown's THE GOOSE WOMAN to a film club I'm a member of. We usually project DVD or Blu-ray but this will be the first time we've projected a feature on film.

I watch my 8mm silent prints at home on my Bolex 18-5 but I don't think the 50W lamp will be up to the job projecting in a slightly larger room to about 10 people. I'd say a 100W lamp would be OK - what recommendations would people have for a silent projector? I thought about one of the dual-format Eumigs - like the 610 or similar.

I have had the chance to buy a Kodak Sound 8 but I turned it down; I thought it was perhaps a little old and I didn't specifically need it to play sound of course, but it was working nicely and had a 100W lamp. Should I perhaps rethink this one?

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Bill Phelps
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 - posted February 04, 2018 05:20 AM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a couple Kodak Sound 8's. Replacement bulbs are very expensive, these projectors need bulb conversions. You would be better off with a Eumig dual 8. I would also recommend a Bolex M8. It gives a nice bright picture and is a conversation piece also!

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted February 04, 2018 10:54 AM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes the M8 is a real beauty!

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted February 04, 2018 01:44 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
John
If you wish a silent standard 8 updated projector I would suggest the Eumig P8.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eum ig-P8-Automatic-Standard-8mm-Cine-Film-Projector-Vintage-Retro/142676246307?hash=item21382abf23:g:jdAAAOSwQiFac24w

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Will Trenfield
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From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
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 - posted February 04, 2018 06:05 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sankyo Dualux 2000-H. Cheap 100 watt bulb, variable speed, slow motion, still frame and sprocketless.

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Clinton Hunt
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From: Waharoa,North Island,New Zealand
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 - posted February 04, 2018 10:15 PM      Profile for Clinton Hunt   Author's Homepage   Email Clinton Hunt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I use my Bolex M8 all the time and it looks great as a projector and it has a bright picture,and the Sankyo 1000 or 2000 are also great :-)

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Cheers from me in New Zealand :-)

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