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#1 George Stratford

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 04:04 PM

Hey guys
Just recieved my k3 in the mail today. I have never used a 16mm camera before so please forgive the newbie questions. What kind of film do you guys use ? Is it double super8 or 16mm? double perf? If so where do you buy this kind of film, Isn`t it discontinued?

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 04:46 PM

Hey guys
Just recieved my k3 in the mail today. I have never used a 16mm camera before so please forgive the newbie questions. What kind of film do you guys use ? Is it double super8 or 16mm? double perf? If so where do you buy this kind of film, Isn`t it discontinued?

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Here is a manual for the K3:

http://www.k3camera....s/2004k3man.pdf

It says:

Film Type 16mm single or double perforation
Maximum film load 100 foot daylight load


So any 16mm Kodak camera film on 100-foot spools, perforated 1R-2994 or 2R-2994 can be used. For Super-16, you need the single perf 1R-2994.

http://www.kodak.com...amerafilm04.pdf
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Posted 24 February 2006 - 04:48 PM

Ha, nothing is discontinued if you look hard enough.

The K3 takes both single and double perf 16mm film, but single perf is the modern standard. You will need to order the film on 100' day-light spools, which many but not all films are available in.

Check out the Kodak and Fuji websites, you can order it from them or from a locale supplier.
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Posted 24 February 2006 - 05:42 PM

I have shot both single and double perf, color and black and white. All with great results. Make sure the camera is threaded properly. You will know once you hit the trigger if it is or not, the K3s are a little tricky at first. I have shot all negative film, 7274, 7279, 7222 and 7231. Again all with great results. I think that the K3 is a great little MOS camera, easy to use and very rugged. THe standard lens that comes with them is quite sharp and has nice contrast for a under $200 camera. I have also used a Pentax Takumar 50 ?1.4 lens that gave great results, really shallow depth of field when wide open and great contrast. Have fun and good luck.


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Posted 25 February 2006 - 04:21 AM

Thanks for the great info and advice. English manual (excellent) glad I don`t have to decode the russian manual.

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 01:26 PM

just get single perf!
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#7 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 09:18 PM

just get single perf!

If his camera is not set up for Super 16, it really does not matter. The extra set of perf will just ride along and the worst they can do is make a VERY LOUD Buzz if he projects a reversal roll on a sound projector.

The second set of perfs will be out of the frame in a regular 16 Transfer, or will just print onto the soundtrack area if he gets a conventional workprint. (Those are getting hard to find)

IF the Camera has been converted to Super 16, then Yes, part of the image ends up in the former soundtrack area, and so you must use single perf.

Charles who has antique Keystone and DeVry Cameras that NEED double perf.
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