Back in the Fall of 2017 I was planning to produce a film in 16mm, sometime in the Spring of 2018, so I geared up and had Bernie O'Doherty overhaul my two Eclair NPR cameras and convert them to Ultra 16. I also purchased 8 film magazines and had him overhaul them. Everything looks and works great. I had him work on lenses as well.
But, as some of you know, things didn't go as planned and the cameras are just sitting there. I spent a LOT on them.
What I'm thinking of doing is selling them. I can't see myself ever saving up the budget for that film again and I have to live in reality. The problem of course is that I will never make on them the amount I spent. So I'll be losing a LOT of money.
I don't know if I should sell them or hold on to them. If I ever do make that film, it won't be for several years. I've learned to be okay with digital instead of film because in the end, I'm not rich and I can't find financing. I'd rather be shooting digital than shooting nothing due to having no money for film.
Is there a formula for calculating whether I should sell these cameras? Ha. I might have my sister sell one on eBay to see if anyone reaches my price. But even if it sells, the loss will be substantial.