They look fantastic Robert and Douglas! Well done and thanks for showing them.
I popped over to the other forum to see what was happening , and if we were still being mentioned. Couldn't understand the comments from Mike Newell about the Famous Five, unless he thinks we are playing at forums. It shows that despite their comments they are interested enough to visit us and see what we are doing. The forum is gradually going from strength to strength; and many thanks to Andrew Woodcock for all his efforts in bringing in new members.
As said many many times,I cannot thank Doug's forum enough for the many contacts and superb assistance I have gained over the years from it.
Without it, after all, I wouldn't know hardly anyone here. So I personally will never refer to film tech as anything but THE number one forum for film lovers.
Through all of our efforts and of course the moderators, it has THE most members any forum could ever expect to have in this day age.
Just like in the next five minutes, I will ALWAYS be visiting it on a daily basis however given my role as admin on here now, plus given the fact we can all post wonderful full sized photographs on here while ever we keep this forum alive.... I suspect for all the longer posts and more detailed references to all things cine.... this is probably where things will be posted from here on in.
I received many a shower of criticism on the other forum anyhow for such ramblings, so hopefully detailed accounts of how parts on machines work etc will be hopefully appreciated more here in the future.
I thank both Vidar and Robert for their extremely kind invitation to join the admin team here, and it's a role I will try my very best to use both responsibly and respectfully to all our wonderful members here.
I also met most of the people I now consider friends on the 8mm forum and I probably would keep posting there if the feeling of being a total ass, which I felt, due to the nasty comments. I am still at the same point, can not get why I get the nasty comments for wanting a film forum to be about discussing film. Where's the logic in that?
I wish all forums stay strong, though it look bad for Small Format. Not much going on there sadly
It will probably be always the number 1 forum, but there's no reason other's can't start one. It's not the exclusiveness of one person. I found it very interesting in the beginning, but as time went by, I felt like Tim, that I was being ignored; when you leave they express regret. I still look in occasionally, but will never post again. Surprised they didn't like your ramblings Andrew, as you were providing a service. I met Hugh through that forum, and as anyone knows he is a great friend; plus his invaluable knowledge.