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  • #46
    Thanks Shane! At first I wanted to buy Eumig mark 610D. I liked the one-second format switching and slow speeds. I started looking for reviews and found this forum, the old version. After reading about it on the forum, I changed my mind about buying it.
    What are some good Eumig projectors without sound, for both formats or for one of them?​

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Vitali Vadim View Post
      Thanks Shane! At first I wanted to buy Eumig mark 610D. I liked the one-second format switching and slow speeds. I started looking for reviews and found this forum, the old version. After reading about it on the forum, I changed my mind about buying it.
      What are some good Eumig projectors without sound, for both formats or for one of them?​
      There are several silent models Eumig made back in the old days. Two that come to mind are the Eumig Mark 8 that is a dual gauge machine. The other is the Eumig Mark M that plays silent Super 8. Both use twist-to-focus 32.5 mm lenses, and 100 watt FCR halogen bulbs. I had the Mark M and liked it for the most part. The full auto loading mechanism works most of the time, but can be finicky as well. I much prefer the semi auto loading on the early Eumig machines like the 701 and 709. Remember you can run silent films on these early sound machines with the heads retracted. These sound machines are well equipment to play both. I think of these projectors as silent/sound combination machines. You could own one and never run a sound film. They are certainly fine for that purpose.

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      • #48
        What is the function of sprockets? Do they rotate passively as the film passes, or are they motor driven and transport the film?

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Vitali Vadim View Post
          What is the function of sprockets? Do they rotate passively as the film passes, or are they motor driven and transport the film?
          The sprockets pick up the film, and transport it through the film guides, and gate. They help to keep the film moving steadily along with the correct rotation, speed, etc. The sprockets are normally part of the gearing system, and are rotating when the projector is put into forward or reverse play. Sprockets are more reliable than a machine using a sprocket-less design in my opinion. And as you probably guessed the film's sprocket holes are evenly spaced so they line up with the sprockets for proper transport. That's my explanation, and others here can probably explain it more precise...

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          • #50
            I can buy Eumig Wien P8 M imperial very cheaply and in excellent condition. The lamp is 100 watts, this is written on the sign on the projector. On the other side it has different rollers for the magnetic tape from the tape recorder! This is the first time I've seen this. How good is this projector? Good in terms of image quality, comfort and careful handling of the film.

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            • #51
              It was very good in its day and very popular with amateur film makers as it had the built in tape synchroniser which enabled sound recorded on tape recorder to be added to a film. It pre dates magnetic sound film. It is also just standard 8 not dual 8. It was also one of the first to use a 12 volt 100watt halogen lamp. Not really suitable for your requirements. Shane’s advice is your best bet

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              • #52
                Vitali, I thought you were looking for a dual gauge projector? As Ken mentioned the P8 does not fit your needs. I would say these are well built machines, and time has proven they were very good. I believe Paul Adsett has one in his collection, and likes it. But, if you have Super 8 films this won't work! Here would be my list of both silent, and sound projectors. I'm listing these since I either own one or had one that was similar. This thread has been ongoing since September. I'm surprised at this point you haven't found a projector?

                Eumig Mark S 709 dual gauge sound and silent.
                Eumig Mark 8 dual gauge silent only.
                Elmo FP8-C dual gauge silent only.
                Elmo SP Hi Deluxe dual gauge only.


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                • #53
                  The eumig 600D series are good reliable dual gauge projectors but the early ones like the 607D & 610D had a poor focus design. The later 614 and 624 had a redesigned and better focus control which was also used in the 900 sound series. Also the 624 has a lamp pre heat setting like the earlier ones but the 614 did not.

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