Editor/viewer lamp

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tom hardwick
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Editor/viewer lamp

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Hi team. Somewhat unusual request for info coming up. I have a lot of Super 8 film to look through and would like a much brighter editor/viewer screen image on my Erno EM-1801 if possible.

The current lens is a 6v 10w incandescent bulb in a 10mm cylindrical bayonet fitting. Is there a halogen or LED replacement, or a 15w version of the same bulb?
Cathy Poole
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Post by Cathy Poole »

Have you tried The Widescreen Centre?

http://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk

or

http://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/film-department

Don't be put off by their name, they sell many accessories for film use.

More seriously though. Have you tried looking at your Super 8 film in a darkened room?
You'll find the image appears to be a lot brighter...

Cathy Poole
tom hardwick
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Thanks for your thoughts Cathy. I've used the Wide-screen centre for many years but even they don't have a replacement lamp for my viewer. I've bought one on eBay and we'll see if it improves matters.
tom hardwick
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The replacement lamp arrived (rated at 15w rather than the stipulated 10w) and is very slightly brighter, but it's a cheap £1.95 thing and the filament is wonky inside the glass bulb so it doesn't focus nicely, giving me a streaky picture. I've cleaned the multi-faceted prism and the four surface silvered mirrors inside the viewer, and it's acceptable I suppose. Gosh, the kit we worked with back in the 80s.
Michael Slowe
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Tom, get stronger glasses.
Cathy Poole
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Post by Cathy Poole »

Of course, you couldn't always try plugging in your editor/viewer,
and then switching it on.

That might help.
tom hardwick
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I couldn't always try?
Cathy Poole
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oooh, I'm so sorry,

I'll get my worms right next time.

Some of us shouldn't take this forum two seriously,

should we?
Roy1
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Post by Roy1 »

Have you tried Classic Home Cinema at Cleethorpes. They seem to everything under the sun regarding 8mm and 16mm film gear.
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