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Posted by Thomas Dafnides (Member # 1851) on March 14, 2013, 08:13 PM:
Some interesting photos of early 8mm mag history...
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on March 15, 2013, 07:20 AM:
The whole thing just reeks of the legendary Bolex quality.
Posted by Mikael Barnard (Member # 1637) on March 15, 2013, 06:41 PM:
I always keep a look out for these but as usual when one comes along my eyes are bigger than my wallet! [Roll Eyes]
Posted by Clinton Hunt (Member # 2072) on March 15, 2013, 08:33 PM:
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]
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on March 15, 2013, 09:52 PM:
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.
Posted by Mikael Barnard (Member # 1637) on March 16, 2013, 11:42 AM:
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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