Chuck Abbott Collection
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
These seven - 100 foot rolls (camera spool) of Kodachrome II motion picture film, are also from the actual stock that was issued. Expiration date is also 'June/68'. They have an exposure index of 25, and were for outdoor scenes (sunlight). A Wratten #85 filter was to be used for proper color balance. When I first arrived at DASPO/Pacific (Department of the Army Special Photographic Office), we were using the Bell & Howell (B&H), 35mm Motion Picture Camera (referred to as the EYEMO). 100 foot rolls of 35mm film were used in these cameras. They were 'spring/hand wound motors'. Also, we used the B&H 16mm Motion Picture Cameras (referred to as the FILMO). 100 foot rolls of 16mm film were used in these cameras. They were 'spring/hand wound motors'. Within a year, we received more updated 16mm Motion Picture Cameras (Arriflex BL, and the Arriflex 16S). They were much lighter, and with better lenses. Also battery operated, which we used with rechargable 'battery belts'.
Museum Object, No Date, Chuck Abbott Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 30 Jul. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1390museum1349>.
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1390museum1349, Chuck Abbott Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 26 Nov 2013]