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Richard Clark
Posts: 27
From: london
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted September 26, 2004 02:42 PM      Profile for Richard Clark     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi does anyone know what make and model is the best projector for 16mm films as i might like to collect some 16mm films aswell as my 8mm films
Any ideas guys?

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Oemer Yalinkilic
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 547
From: Berlin, Germany
Registered: Jul 2003

 - posted September 26, 2004 03:21 PM      Profile for Oemer Yalinkilic   Author's Homepage   Email Oemer Yalinkilic   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I use a Elmo 16CL Xenon. It is not possible to get a Super 8 Xenon for a good price but 16mm is possible. The most important thing is you must buy a projector with a good lens.
I have a zoom lens, a 20mm lens and a 35mm lens and only the last one has a raser sharp focus like my Super 8 GS1200 1.0 lens.
A Friend of mine use a Eiki Xenon (it is also fine but I like my Elmo more).
The Best machine I know is a Bauer Selecton. But they are very expensive and for this value you get a Xenon machine like Elmo or Eiki.
You can also ask this question on the forum: http://www.16mmfilms.com/phrm/list.php?f=1

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Simon McConway
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Doncaster, UK
Registered: Jun 2004

 - posted September 26, 2004 03:47 PM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Bell & Howell. The TQ1 model. Robust, and excellent if already serviced. Watch out for cracked worm gears, but great if not cracked or replaced!

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Steven Sigel
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 701
From: Massachusetts
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted September 26, 2004 10:24 PM      Profile for Steven Sigel   Email Steven Sigel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If you are looking for Xenon - definitely go with either the Elmo or the Eiki (aka Elf) models.

If you want a regular halogen projector, try an Eiki SSL (also sold as the B&H 3500 series, aka Elf in the UK), Elmo 16-CL (also sold as the Kodak Ektographic), or Kodak Pageant.

I have to disagree on the older B&H machines (1500 and 2500 series in the US) -- I can't stand them. Those worm gears are a huge pain in the neck to fix.

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Heinz-Juergen Schachner
Film Handler

Posts: 86
From: Germany
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted September 28, 2004 08:08 AM      Profile for Heinz-Juergen Schachner   Email Heinz-Juergen Schachner   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 

I am using a BAUER P8 PROFESSIONAL to play my 16mm prints. This machine is very reliable and there are nearly all replacement parts avialable, even today. Personally I do not recommend the Selecton series, because there are only a few replacement parts available for the Selecton series. The P8 PROFESSIONAL has been used in many, many schools here in Germany, as well as by the army and thus this machine can be purchased rather easily. The P8 Professional can play magnetic and optical sound and it does not make much noise.

Best Wishes

Heinz-Juergen Schachner

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