[Frameworks] 16mm stills in LA

Jeff Kreines jeffkreines at mindspring.com
Tue Jan 3 12:12:37 CST 2012

I was recently recanning a large amount of 16mm reversal original, and wanted to capture frames just to get a sense of what was on each roll. 

I had a cheap Panasonic Lumix camera with macro capability, and found that if it was 32mm (two 16mm cores) from the film over a lightbox I could get surprisingly decent frame blowups. Don't add a loupe, just find any digital still camera that has a macro mode and decent lens.  This one was under $150 at Costco a year ago. Leitz-branded lens, not that it was made in Wetzlar.

You can use the cores to align the lens, which is very simple and fast. 

Good luck!

Jeff Kreines

On Jan 3, 2012, at 12:02 PM, mariah garnett <mariah.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey guys
> does anyone have any good solutions for making photographic prints off 16mm film? I talked to fotokep about it and it's kinda pricey. Any home-made solutions? like a loupe on the lens of a 35mm still camera type of thing? trying to avoid both optical printing and scanning digitally.
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