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SweatyYeti

Bill, do you have any knowledge....or guesses....regarding the meaning of the Lens number....RE2796? 

 

Do the lenses on your K100 cameras have similar numbers....or is that a number assigned to the lens by the rental shop?...(rather than the lens manufacturer.)

 

I'm wondering if that number can help identify the size/focal length of the lens.  

 

 

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Huntster
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11 hours ago, Squatchy McSquatch said:

“No websites about it in English, plenty in French...”

 

How rural and localized are you? Do you not have Google Translate in Alaska?.........

 

I'm extremely rural and localized. It is several days travel to a small grocery store and gas pump, and I don't think there is Google Translate here, mon ami. Google has probably not found it profitable enough to pipe all of their services this far into the hinterlands.

 

.........Here’s a link so you can educate yourself.........

 

Thanks for the link. I did, indeed, try to educate myself, but I got a Google warning that the site is phony, dangerous, and my financial information would be at risk. As a fearless man, I tried to circumvent the blockade, but to no avail. Do you think it's because of the distance and technological backwardness of Alaska? Or is it perhaps because the site is constructed by hooligans? 

 

Was it translated from French?

 

..........It happened in France in 1997 just before the advent/pollution of the internet........

 

Is 1997 when Randi polluted the internet?

 

..........

You have every right to be wrong. ........

 

But, unfortunately, I don't have the right to tell you here how I really feel.

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Bill

Sweati:

 

Each Kodak lens has a specific seriel number stamped into it. I haven't yet found any code for how the numbers are generated during manufacture. All my Kodak Ektar lenses (I have 5) have a seriel number but I don't have the exact notes on the numbers at the moment.

 

Bill

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SweatyYeti

^

 

O.k., Bill....thanks. :) 

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Patterson-Gimlin
On 3/14/2019 at 1:19 PM, Twist said:

It’s common knowledge around here that Patty’s a 7’er 😉

 

I do agree BD, getting a solid figure on her walking speed could go a long ways to swaying belief to real, at least for myself and I’d think maybe others.   

The film subject is a legitimate 7 footer just like me. We both walk around 3 mph. Man or beast. Both bulky and muscular. 348 pounds for me. Manufactured muscles in a gym with lots of food. 

 

The film subject appears appears heavier and more heavily muscled with calves of envy. 

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Catmandoo
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P-G, you may have posted earlier about your walk.  You are over 7', and what is the distance of your stride at 3mph?

 

When you walk on sand/soft ground, how deep are your imprints?

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Backdoc
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I just don't understand why the issues of the PGF are so hard when it comes to Patty walking.  If a man can walk a Patty- distance/ rate in a certain time then it means Patty could be a man.  If a man cannot, it means Patty cannot be a man in a suit.  It would sure seem to me we have enough information already to put that to a test.

 

Don't we really already know the speed limit where a man cannot really beat Patty in a foot race?

 

Here is the big idea used at the NFL combined 40 yard dash.  The top 3 linebackers last few years are compared running the 40 yard dash.  This shows us in this overlay who is the fastest.  If one contended JJWatt was the fastest linebacker, we would not need to see his 40 time to know he was the 3rd fastest.  We could prove he could not beat Clowney's 4.53 time from 2014 in a race even if we did not know the stop watch time.  All we need to know is who is winning the race when compared to the other.  Can't this be applied to Patty vs a test subject or Patty vs Jim McClarin tested at all the known/ possible camera speed settings?

 

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Patterson-Gimlin
23 hours ago, Catmandoo said:

 

P-G, you may have posted earlier about your walk.  You are over 7', and what is the distance of your stride at 3mph?

 

When you walk on sand/soft ground, how deep are your imprints?

Around 35 inches 

Not nearly as deep as the Patterson film subject. 

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Daniel Perez

To my knowledge only one investigator, the late René Dahinden, tried to retrieve the rental camera that Roger Patterson used. I think it was used for work at Del Monte (fruit company) but I think he came up empty handed. I think at a certain point along the investigative road the light bulb goes on and you realize you have a case (the P-G film) of immense importance and you want to preserve as much as possible associated with the film, and along those lines, René, almost single handedly, did most to preserve data associated with the historic 1967 film.

 

In the late 1990s I bought a Kodak K-100 movie camera with a turret front (three filming lenses/three viewing lenses) and I showed it to René at the gun club. He was beyond fascinated! He kept looking at the 25 mm lens and how much real estate you could see from edge to edge. In fact, I think he looked at it, put his eye to the camera, set it down, smoked his pipe, didn't say much, and then started looking at it again. It may have been the first time he had that specific camera in his hands.

 

Great memories. He was a friend and a colleague. Just so sad that the new generation of Bigfooters have never met René.

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Backdoc
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^^^

 

Q:   Other than determining Patty's Height, why is the camera lens an important issue?

 

 

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Bill

The lens is only important for calculating Patty's height by the lens formula. It has no other importance, except a possible photogrammetry reconstruction of the filming location. For that, we also need to know the lens focal length.

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Backdoc
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16 hours ago, Bill said:

The lens is only important for calculating Patty's height by the lens formula. It has no other importance, except a possible photogrammetry reconstruction of the filming location. For that, we also need to know the lens focal length.

 

 

Thanks again Bill.

 

 

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Backdoc
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Trigger Slip on the PGF Filming:

 

I was re-reading a part of When Roger Met Patty about the filming event.  It is great play by play for those who have not read it.  

The PGF filming event can be broken down into several segments as Roger is running toward Patty.  <---- [That detail, I didn't really realize or understand when I was first interested in the PGF until I came on to the BFF and read the Munns Report.  Yes I admit I really didn't understand Roger was filming while running toward Patty and had various changes in position during the filming event.]

 

In WRMP it is clear early on Roger has a couple of times his finger (while running ) causes a couple starts and stops for just a second or so.  

 

I want to say, I think this is interesting and would be unrehearsed.  However, I don't know if that interesting finding has meaning on proving a legitimate filming event.  If a man was running to film Patty walking away frantically trying to get her on film a finger slip or two might very well be expected and that is exactly what we have.  It is something hard to see and something not easily detected or understood by those back in 1967 era viewing of the film.  It supports/ doesn't hurt a real filming event.

 

I would say if a man was going to fake a film this same thing might also happen.  There might not be any real intent to make it happen as a hoax but if you are running anyway wouldn't a finger slip for a second or two happen anyway.  It might just be the guy runs over in the act of filming the man in a suit and accidently (since he is running with a camera with film in it) hits the button a couple times.  

 

The same might be said about the twisting aspect of the early images.  If a man was running after a real creature we would expect to see the starts and stops and the Twisting or rotation of the images we happen to see.  I wonder though if we would seem the same (or near same) if a man was just running after a suited man.  Arms are swinging either way if you are running to fake the filming.  

 

I have to think the rate of the camera man's run toward Patty and the extreme of the twisting of the image would be greater in a real event (something frantic) than in a pretend run of a  pretend excitement.   The start/stop of the trigger on the K100 I would think could happen under either scenario.

 

What do you guys think?

 

Real Event:

-observe starts and stops not intended

-observe twisting on the images on the film

-running rate (if it could be measured) is very fast if not near maximum run toward Patty

 

Fake Event:

-Still have starts and stops not intended

-observe twisting on the images on the film but probably less intense.

-running rate is fast toward Patty but probably a slower speed toward Patty.

 

I would think the diff maker here is in a real scenario the run, the twist, and very extreme.  Less likely in a fake event.  Either way the finger trigger thing might be the same.

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Catmandoo
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What do I think?  I think that you are over thinking this.  The K-100 series was designed and built to film football games. It is not a 'run and gun' camera. The viewfinder diameter is just under 9/16" diameter. Try running over terrain while looking through a tiny hole and the path is not a straight line.

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