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#1 Edwin Feliu

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 02:20 PM

I just bought this camera and noticed it has a film compartment unlike regular 8mm holders. Am I mistaken? Does it take regular 8mm film spools?


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 02:39 PM

No.

It takes a reloadable magazine.

Unless you can find the right one, and work out how to load it, you may be better off with a standard spool-type camera.

Nice looking, though.


Edited by Mark Dunn, 08 October 2018 - 02:43 PM.

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#3 Edwin Feliu

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 03:04 PM

Thanks, Mark. Too bad.


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#4 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 06:27 PM

If you were really keen you could buy an old magazine cartridge like this:

https://www.ebay.com...34AAOSwerRbml-V

 

and load fresh film into it, but I think it would be much simpler to buy a spool load 8mm camera.

 

The double 8mm spool Filmos are great little cameras:

https://www.ebay.com...u0AAOSwf15acmbb

 

Some came with a triple turret:

https://www.ebay.com...rAAAOSw-L5buiNu

 

The little Bolex ones are great too:

http://cinetinker.bl...VVNFtf4jV5kW65V

 


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