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Gonna shoot me some S8...after 17 yrs!!!


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#1 rcgrabbag

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 05:04 PM

This is my first post to a super 8 forum. I became curious to see if S8 still had life left, and after googling the past few days, I see it is alive and well. That's cool! The last movie film I shot was almost 17 yrs ago as part of a hobby project. I tore down an old Bell and Howell S8 camera down to the bare essentials and put it what was left of it into the payload section of a model rocket. Great footage as the ground dropped away, spinning ever so slightly.

I'm really happy to see one can still get reversal color and b&w films. Too bad sound is gone. Well, I've been so excited to shoot some film that I've been on the hunt for a movie camera. It seems folks have a pretty good opinion about the Canon 1014 XL-S, so I tracked one down and bought it today. Hasn't arrived yet, but I'm already planning my first shoot. Probably just a test roll, maybe documenting the spring foliage. Its pretty intense now and I figured it might be a good exercise in color.

Any opinions on what film to use? What do you think about my camera choice?
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#2 Robert Hughes

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 05:54 PM

Seventeen years, huh? Well ... you'll probably want to change the batteries. :P
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#3 rcgrabbag

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 08:56 PM

I can't, they're fused in there from leaking :blink:
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#4 Canney

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:11 PM

ROFL. B)
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