[Frameworks] Super 8 camera BROKE!!!!!

ben.weinstein at mindspring.com ben.weinstein at mindspring.com
Wed Aug 20 23:45:03 UTC 2014


I tryed 3 different cartridges and they all did the same thing


-----Original Message-----
>From: Buck Bito - Movette <buck at movettefilm.com>
>Sent: Aug 20, 2014 7:10 PM
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>Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Super 8 camera BROKE!!!!!
>
>As I recall, seizing cartridges were a big problem when Ektachrome 100D
>was first introduced and we even had a client who became so frustrated
>that she threw her (admittedly crappy) camera in the Pacific when she
>blamed it for ruining the shoot only to have the same problem with that
>cartridge when a friend brought a loaner camera. There were a lot of posts
>about this on filmshooting a few years ago and one suggested solution was
>to smack the cartridge on a hard surface a couple of times to un-seize it.
>Also, if you froze or refrigerated your cartridges things can get sticky
>inside due to condensation when brought into a humid environment.
>It has been suggested that cartridges should be removed from a
>refrigerator a day or two prior to shooting to allow time to equalize...
>-Good luck!
>---Buck Bito
>
>Lawrence "Buck" Bito
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>
>On Wed, August 20, 2014 3:53 pm, Ryder White wrote:
>> I'd agree with the others..try another cartridge. The same thing happened
>> to me on a couple different cartridges I got from the same case...it seems
>> like a manufacturing defect made the hub seize up.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 3:28 PM, Scott Dorsey <kludge at panix.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Are you sure it's a bad camera and not just a bad mag?
>>> --scott
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