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Will Trenfield
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 506
From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016


 - posted March 26, 2016 08:01 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I thought I'd sign up as I look at posts here every day. I bought a cheap cine camera in the 1970s to record our kids growing up. Later, I got into video camcorders and the old Super 8 and earlier 8mm family films were stored away. Last year, I decided to capture all the old cine footage to my computer. My old GAF projector wasn't up to the job so I picked up a bargain Sankyo 1000 on Ebay although I had to fit a new belt.I couldn't resist another Sankyo 1000 at a bargain price and,again,I had to fit a new belt. Then, I picked up a job lot including a non-working Eumig S 710. After soaking the rubber clutch disks with brake fluid it worked well. Then, I bought another job lot including an Eumig 501 with a broken lens carrier. After repairing it with a paper clip, washer and super glue, I used it to capture all the old cine footage. I've since bought a Prinz Compere which is a modified Eumig 501 for Super 8 and an Eumig S 712 for little money. The latter has a duff amplifer but it's one of the quietest projectors I've owned. I forgot to mention a poorly Eumig 8 which, sadly, is only suitable for spares. The trouble is that I'm running out of room now!

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Janice Glesser
Film Goddess

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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011


 - posted March 27, 2016 12:11 AM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Welcome Will! Glad to have you here [Smile]

Your story is a familiar one.You start with one projector... and then another... and another. You just can't seem to pass up a good deal...RIGHT? Before you know it... you are addicted and have projectors filling up every closet in your house. Not everyone understands our fascination with film and projectors...but it's a great hobby and every projector we repair extends the film lineage a little longer.

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"I'm having a very good day!"
Richard Dreyfuss - Let It Ride (1989).

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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 27, 2016 12:33 AM      Profile for Clinton Hunt   Author's Homepage   Email Clinton Hunt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
And that's exactly how it started with me .... Got a Eumig standard 8 for Christmas and now I have over 30 projectors of various guages 6 years later .... Just go with it lol

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Cheers from me in New Zealand :-)

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Will Trenfield
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From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016


 - posted March 27, 2016 06:05 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks,folks.After digitising,I also edited all my family video footage as well as the cine. The odd thing is that now that all the family footage is on my hard disks, it's only the cine footage that I tend to watch. Even though all my working projectors are, in theory, redundant, I run each one every week.I guess it must be the attraction of having something mechanical which you can maintain unlike today's throwaway products. There's also the magic when that shaft of light hits the screen!

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David Guest
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Lancashire, UK
Registered: Oct 2011


 - posted March 27, 2016 06:31 PM      Profile for David Guest   Email David Guest   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
a visit to my northwest film fair in blackpool in November its a must where their are stalls galore sellings films and projectors ,plus an auction and my bring and buy keep a eye on the forum for more news

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Barry Fritz
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From: Burnsville, MN, USA
Registered: Dec 2009


 - posted March 27, 2016 06:40 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Welcome. As Janice said, be careful, it can be addicting. I started out looking for a good projector to do transfers just like you. I went from 8mm to super 8mm to 16mm silent and then 16mm sound. About 150 projectors later, I am reducing my collection and have not got around to doing transfers!

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Adrian Winchester
Film God

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From: Croydon, London, UK
Registered: Aug 2004


 - posted March 27, 2016 07:33 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Will - What a great story! You obtain a projector as means to end any need to project cine film, but you end up rediscovering the unique magic of film once again!

Dare I say that the next step might be to buy a few Super 8 releases to see if you have as much fun watching other 8mm material as you do watching your home movies.

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Will Trenfield
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From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016


 - posted March 27, 2016 07:52 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi, Barry. 150 projectors??? Where do you keep them?

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Barry Fritz
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From: Burnsville, MN, USA
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 - posted March 27, 2016 08:11 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Will:
I have them on racks in the basement. I am down to abot 80 now. I want to get them into the hands of people that will use them. As you noted, projectors should be used, not just stashed away. I am not getting any younger and I know what my wife would do with them if I were to pass.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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From: Bristol,RI, USA
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 - posted March 27, 2016 08:34 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Will

WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!

You are well on your way now. And we are all here to help anytime. Just ask away!

Cheers!

PatD

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Joe Caruso
Film God

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From: USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted March 28, 2016 12:01 PM      Profile for Joe Caruso   Email Joe Caruso   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Any queries at all, especially about shorts...well, look no further than, Shorty - Cheers old chap

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Osi Osgood
Film God

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


 - posted March 29, 2016 11:50 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Welcome welcome welcome ...

pick up some popcorn in the lobby and enjoy the show!!! [Smile]

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

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Lee Mannering
Film God

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From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006


 - posted March 29, 2016 01:10 PM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So right Barry, as we age I've also considered my wife and a house built of Eumigs. I was really pleased my GS xenon's found younger loving arms and I still get mail from the new owners which is really wonderful to hear them enjoying the machines which is the real reward.
Welcome Will!

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Melvin England
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
Registered: Feb 2016


 - posted March 29, 2016 06:02 PM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Welcome Will, from another "Junior!"

David Guest mentioned his film fare in Blackpool in November.That is an absolute MUST for either cine camera's, projectors or films.
Plus, of course, you would get to meet a few of the 8mm Forums British contingent!....... and maybe one or two from further afield???

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Melvin England
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From: Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
Registered: Feb 2016


 - posted April 05, 2016 04:34 PM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just realised..... I have been promoted to "Film Handler!" Now..... where are my white gloves.........?

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