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#1 Ian Marks

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 06:40 PM

I haven't read anything about it lately. If it's dead, is that because a deal couldn't be struck to sell Super 8 film in 400' lengths?
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#2 Trevor Swaim

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 07:21 PM

I don't think its dead but I do think that the lack of film in 400' lengths is the reason that no one is talking about it. If I could buy 400' reels from a reliable U.S. source I would be all over it. as it is I'm, one of many people, on the sidelines waiting.
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#3 Michael Ryan

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:06 PM

Hello Ian,

There is an article in the January/February issue of SUPER 8 TODAY on The Supermag.

It's a great article. The article also lists the website for The Supermag www.supermag400.com


Hope this helps,

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#4 John King

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:05 PM

I might be wrong about this, but I believe that the good folks over at supermag 400 dot com sell 400ft loads (and I believe pre-loaded mags too?). Anyway, I just recently discovered supermag400 and its got me interested in shooting Super8 again. I'm going to be in the market for a couple of Nizo 6080 real soon if I can get a few of these 400ft mags for them!

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#5 Ian Marks

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:12 PM

If the Supermag folks sold the film, there would be no problem. The best they can do is to refer you to a couple of European suppliers, and those suppliers don't have 400 foot loads either. It seems like the creation of the Supermag was predicated on the possibility of buying fresh Kodak loads in 400 foot lengths (there must have been a deal in the works with Kodak) and without the film, the Supermag is in limbo. It's really a shame.
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#6 Trevor Swaim

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:27 PM

yeah you can get 200' fuji loads from andec in germany and I believe also from wittner. I seem to recall a deal that fell through with Pro8mm and also a deal that fell through from kodak.
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#7 Stefan Kahlert

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 05:26 AM

If the Supermag folks sold the film, there would be no problem. The best they can do is to refer you to a couple of European suppliers, and those suppliers don't have 400 foot loads either.


Just had a look at Wittner's site and found 5 different stocks in 400ft on core: Kodak K40, Wittner V50D, Fuji F-500T, F-250D, and Orwo UN54.

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#8 Bryan Darling

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 08:12 PM

Just talked to Spectra Film & Video in LA and they are supporting the SuperMag. They can supply 400' of Velvia 50D and soon both Velvia 100 and Kodak's 7285 (E100D). The cost of Velvia is $250-$280 and includes processing. I was told the E100 will be less, around $200+ and includes processing.
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#9 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 08:52 PM

Thats about 20 minutes @ 24fps? Good grief, how sweet is that? Do all cameras take it or only specially modified ones?
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#10 Nate Downes

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 05:51 AM

Thats about 20 minutes @ 24fps? Good grief, how sweet is that? Do all cameras take it or only specially modified ones?

Any camera that can take the 200' Kodak magazine can take it. I own a Chinon 200/12XL, for instance, that does support the magazine.
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#11 Bryan Darling

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:24 PM

You should go to the website. www.supermag.com They are selling off the last of the mags for $250. You'll find a list of compatible cameras.
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#12 Matthew Buick

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 02:42 PM

I would like to shoot 200' or 400' loads, that would be cool, I really wish they would bring back 200' carts.
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#13 Priyesh Puthan Valiyandi

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:06 PM

You should go to the website. www.supermag.com They are selling off the last of the mags for $250. You'll find a list of compatible cameras.

Bryan, did you check the site you´ve linked ? That´s a company for magnetic toys.
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#14 Bryan Darling

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:20 PM

Bryan, did you check the site you´ve linked ? That´s a company for magnetic toys.


Haha, thanks. It's actually http://www.supermag400.com/
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#15 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 03:47 PM

I hope there are more cameras that accept it than just the ones on this list. There are not that many at all on the list and they are all cameras that are pretty hard to track down. If it will work on any 60m camera, they should include a lot more than whats on that list.
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#16 Matthew Buick

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 04:39 PM

Didn't Beaulieu make a meg like this called the SuperDrive ?
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