Eumig P8 automatic 8mm cine projector

This article looks at the Eumig P8 automatic 8mm cine projector, which was one of the later models in the P8 range that Eumig produced in great quantities in the 1950s and 60s. My Eumig P8 automatic Projector I bought this projector for a few pounds from eBay primarily because it came with a collection of 8mm films rather than for the actual projector itself. When when I received the package however, I found the unit is actually both a […]

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Eumig P8m 8mm silent projector

The Eumig company produced many high quality, reliable cine projectors but probably their most famous model was the classic P8 unit. The model featured in this article, the Eumig P8m, was an upgrade to the original unit, and was probably made in the mid to late 1950s. Eumig P8m Images My Eumig P8m 8mm Silent projector I purchased my copy of the Eumig P8m, 8mm silent projector as an impulse buy from eBay. Although I have a Chinon C-300 projector […]

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Winait 8mm film scanner first impressions

This is a short post which describes my initial impressions of the Winait 8mm film scanner which is used to convert 8mm home movie films into digital mp4 files. Update: I have had considerable problems with this unit which I’ve documented in this post. I would certainly not recommend anyone purchase one or any of the same machines made by Winait under different names. Why did I buy a Winait scanner? When I started thinking about the Found Film site about […]

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Chatsworth house pictures

It was a few months ago that we visited Chatsworth in Derbyshire, but I’ve only just been through the images I took and decided that these Chatsworth house pictures are the ones I like best. Just as when we visited Eyam a few days earlier, we were lucky with the weather and it was a brilliantly sunny and warm day so I took both my Pentax K5 DSLR and Pentax Z-1p film SLR with me on the trip. The sunny […]

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Exakta Varex IIb shutter repair and cleanup

Yesterday I published a very brief post showing how I got the shutter out of my Exakta Varex IIb camera ready for the repairs I needed to do.  Today, I’m going to continue that theme by showing the Exakta Varex IIb shutter repair and cleanup process that I used to get the camera back to working order. As I said yesterday, once the shutter was out of the camera case I found that it would work, but decided that it […]

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Minolta Dynax 800si 35mm autofocus camera

The Minolta Dynax 800si was the  top camera in the Minolta si series released in the late 1990s. It added additional very useful features to the Dynax 700si, which I described in an earlier post, such as additional user memory slots, and the ability to store picture metadata without add on memory cards. Minolta Dynax 800si Images My Minolta Dynax 800si Camera I decided to look out for a Minolta Dynax 800si after I picked up the model below it, the […]

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Trying out colour slide film

When we were recently on holiday in Lincolnshire I took a camera loaded with colour slide film because I was interested to see what sort of results I would get with this medium. We’ve been back a week now and I’ve just received the film back from the lab so I’m using this post to publish my thoughts about the results. The camera I used was a Pentax MZ-3 autofocus 35mm SLR, which I judged would be able to correctly […]

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Minolta Dynax 700si sample pictures

Over the last few weeks, since I got my Minolta Dynax 700si, I’ve been carrying it around with me to test it out and get some sample pictures. When we were on holiday in Lincolnshire recently I completed the film and yesterday I developed it so today I’m posting the Minolta Dynax 700si Sample pictures. Minolta Dynax 700si Sample Pictures I took the pictures at a variety of locations including a party at my Sister’s house and Gunby Hall in […]

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Ricoh Singlex TLS repair – part 2

This is the second part of my series about the Ricoh Singles TLS repair I’ve attempt on my Singlex TLS 35mm camera which was kindly donated to my collection by David, a reader of my blog. Ricoh singlex TlS repair images Whilst I’m still trying to work out what the problem with the shutter unit is I’ve cleaned up the old crumbly light seal from the various points it was fitted on the body and lens mount unit and lubricated […]

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Minolta X-700 35mm SLR review

This is my review/description of the Minolta X-700 35mm slr which, in my opinion, was probably the best manual focus camera Minolta produced. I’ll cover my impressions of the camera and some of its features and in another post I’ve published the pictures I took with the first film I loaded in my camera. Minolta X-700 Images My Minolta X-700 Camera I know we are quite early in 2016 but I consider this camera to be one of the best […]

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Pentax Z-1P Pro 35mm SLR

It was only a couple of weeks after I got my Pentax Z-1 SLR that I found this Pentax Z-1P at a knock-down bargain price on eBay and decided it was too good a bargain to resist. Although this camera was sold as ‘Spares or Repair’ I could see from the pictures that the major area with problems was the lens which had a switch missing from the body, so I took a gamble that the rest of the camera was […]

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Pentax SFXn sample pictures

When we recently when on holiday to Gloucestershire I took some film camera’s with me as well as my Pentax K-5, and these are some of the pictures I took with one of those cameras – a Pentax SFXn 35mm slr. Because I was using the K-5 as my main camera for the trip it made sense to make sure the film cameras I took were also K mount cameras  so the lenses could be shared. For that reason I […]

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Favourite pictures – The river in York

This is a picture I took during our recent trip to York. It’s another picture taken with my Tamron 10-24mm super wide angle lens fitted on my Sony Nex 6 camera and shows the River Ouse and my Daughter enjoying an ice cream whilst sitting on the bank. Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5 Sony Nex 6 1/200sec 10mm ISO320 f/22  

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Helios 44M focus thread cleanup

This post describes the Helios 44M focus thread cleanup procedure I used on my Helios  prime lens after I discovered the focus ring was sticky and gummed up with old grease. The pictures which accompany  this procedure are shown below as a gallery. Helios 44M focus thread cleanup images I recently acquired a couple of these lenses when I bought a Zenit EM and a Zenit 11 35mm SLR which had these fitted as standard lenses. They are very useful lenses […]

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Favourite Pictures – The alchemist

Back to Kentwell Hall for another picture in my series ‘Favourite Pictures’. We came upon this chap in a clearing in the woods showing a sheep’s skeleton to a family! Emma immediately ran up to see what this was all about and we ended up stopping for about 20 minutes listening to him telling us all about how glass is made (Tudor version that is) and why it’s so valuable, why the game of football is banned from Tudor England […]

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