8mm Forum


  
my profile | my password | search | faq | register | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» 8mm Forum   » 8mm Forum   » MY YASHICA RUNS!! REJOICE WITH ME!!

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: MY YASHICA RUNS!! REJOICE WITH ME!!
Osi Osgood
Film God

Posts: 10204
From: #399R K.O.A. Mountian Home, ID. 83647
Registered: Jul 2005


 - posted May 06, 2007 06:22 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Out of nowhere, I got an idea concerning my Yashica, and I played with the film speed switch on the back, and wonders of wonders, the projector started working in forward motion, (something it didn't do before, for some strange reason)

YAY!

But then I noticed a little "knob" on the component board, and it turned out to be the one that allows the optical sound bulb to be turned up, hence, louder booming sound!!

I had always admired the sound on this projector, as well as how gentle it treated my films, no scratching at all. I was so heartbroken when it stopped functioning, and now it has been ressurected.

Double YAY!!

--------------------
"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

 |  IP: Logged

Paul Spinks
Master Film Handler

Posts: 453
From: Barking, Essex, UK
Registered: Mar 2006


 - posted May 06, 2007 08:18 PM      Profile for Paul Spinks   Email Paul Spinks   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Isn't it just great when something like that happens. [Smile]

 |  IP: Logged

Osi Osgood
Film God

Posts: 10204
From: #399R K.O.A. Mountian Home, ID. 83647
Registered: Jul 2005


 - posted May 06, 2007 11:46 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yep, still more projected fun!!

--------------------
"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

 |  IP: Logged

Graham Ritchie
Film God

Posts: 4001
From: New Zealand
Registered: Feb 2006


 - posted May 07, 2007 01:55 AM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Osi
Pleased to read about your success with the Yashica [Smile] so when are you going to buy an Elmo [Cool]

Graham. [Wink]

 |  IP: Logged

Osi Osgood
Film God

Posts: 10204
From: #399R K.O.A. Mountian Home, ID. 83647
Registered: Jul 2005


 - posted May 07, 2007 10:31 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
When I get the money OR when a bargain on one of those pop up, which could be anytime for, as we all know, most people do not know the value of thier projectors/collections, which works in our favor.

and with my 35 optical sound feature films, it would have to be the mag/optic sound ELMO.

However, alas, my foist love is the EUMIG!! (No better stereo!)

--------------------
"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

 |  IP: Logged

Kevin Faulkner
Film God

Posts: 4071
From: Essex UK
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted May 07, 2007 05:37 PM      Profile for Kevin Faulkner         Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
However, alas, my foist love is the EUMIG!! (No better stereo!)
Try the GS Xenon with it's 30 + 30W feeding decent speakers and you might just change your mind. Even the std version is capable of some stunning results given good speakers and a well recorded soundtrack.

I agree that some machines on their own sound really good but I think this is down to the speakers built into them. Elmo have always recommended external speakers and sold quite a range tailored to the frequency response available from film. These speakers really make their machines sound as good as anything else. [Smile]

Osi, Good news on the Projector. Sounds like the dirty switch problem that we Elmo users get from time to time.
Be careful about pushing that brightness up too much on the optical lamp otherwise you will shorten its life. You should adjust the voltage so it's at the recommended for the lamp at the lamp terminals.

Kev.

--------------------
GS1200 Xenon with Elmo 1.0...great combo along with a 16-CL Xenon for that super bright white light.

 |  IP: Logged

Osi Osgood
Film God

Posts: 10204
From: #399R K.O.A. Mountian Home, ID. 83647
Registered: Jul 2005


 - posted May 07, 2007 05:55 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I concur Kevin. While my Eumig sounds great even thru the mono speaker, she really shines when she is piped thru my stereo system, (and in the case of a Dolby surround sountrack, ala Alien or Star Wars ect.), complete with Dolby sound processor!

--------------------
"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

 |  IP: Logged

Kevin Faulkner
Film God

Posts: 4071
From: Essex UK
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted May 07, 2007 06:08 PM      Profile for Kevin Faulkner         Edit/Delete Post 
Yes but then any external amp will get the best out of any projector. You should hear John C's set up at both his home and the BFCC [Smile] The GS is mind blowing through his THX amp all be it in surround of course [Smile]
Yes a good amp can make all the differance. My point is though that the Elmos have got very good powerful built in amps but I wonder how many people try using them with decent speakers designed for the job as they can sound really wonderful and full bodied compared to the built in jobs which in some respects sound crappy.

Kev.

--------------------
GS1200 Xenon with Elmo 1.0...great combo along with a 16-CL Xenon for that super bright white light.

 |  IP: Logged

Osi Osgood
Film God

Posts: 10204
From: #399R K.O.A. Mountian Home, ID. 83647
Registered: Jul 2005


 - posted May 07, 2007 06:29 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
True, but then I've never heard a single projector that sounds stunning with the available mono speaker in them. This becomes even more important with optical sound super 8, in my opinion, as those optical soundtracks can sound somewhat weak. Some optical sound super 8 projectors have little or almost no bottom to the playback. These are helped immeasurably by a
good sound processor with a graphic equalizer.

--------------------
"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

 |  IP: Logged



All times are Central  
   Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic    next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Visit www.film-tech.com for free equipment manual downloads. Copyright 2003-2019 Film-Tech Cinema Systems LLC

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.3.1.2