Jump to content


Photo

8mm


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 angelina

angelina

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 10 May 2006 - 01:01 PM

I am about to experiment shooting in 8mm. So I need to purchase an 8mm camera. What kind should I get or what should I look for when I am purchasing. is there a name brand that i should look for? Does it have to be pricey?
and what kind of film goes with 8mm? It will be all ambient lighting.
Thank you! all the information I could get will be helpful.
  • 0

#2 A.Oliver

A.Oliver
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 348 posts
  • Other
  • Croydon UK

Posted 10 May 2006 - 01:35 PM

Hi, cameras that i recommend in the super 8 format are. Beaulieu 6008 and 7008, leicina special, look out for a primitive looking zeiss moviflex MS8 the camera is fitted with a 9-36 lens, often sell cheap on ebay but the lens is very,very sharp.. Canon 814/1014xls are good and reliable cameras but the optics are not good in low lite, image goes soft. People often rave about the nikon R10, be carefull i know the auto exposure is totally unrepairable if it fails. Basically you need a camera that can read all film speeds from say 25 to 400/500 asa, and a camera with a decent auto exposure as someday auto exp could be of immense use. Whats you budget for a camera?
  • 0

#3 angelina

angelina

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 10 May 2006 - 06:21 PM

HI again. Well, i seethem on ebay for really cheap. So maybe between $50-$250 at the most is my budget.
  • 0

#4 angelina

angelina

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:05 PM

What's your opinion on Nikon 8x super zoom? OR THE NIZO 4080? or bolex pailard for shooting in ambient natural light? Do they have interchangeable lenses? or are they fixed?
  • 0

#5 A.Oliver

A.Oliver
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 348 posts
  • Other
  • Croydon UK

Posted 11 May 2006 - 04:36 AM

Hi, cannot comment on the nikon R8, auto exp requires those 1.35v cell i think. Imi, avoid any nizo sound cameras, unless they come with a full warranty, nizo sound cams have a belt that drives the core or claw, can't remember which, the belt stretches over time, resulting in no claw/core operation. With your budget, look out for that zeiss camera, spend any remaining cash on film stock. Since around 1970ish Bolex super 8 cameras are rebadged eumigs model i think. Not sure which bolex/eumigs if any, can read all the filmstocks speeds in auto mode correctly. Also given your budget either look for a canon 814xls, or perhaps a canon 814xle, i believe the 814xle can read film speeds from 25-400 asa. May be worth you posting this question in the super 8 forum.
  • 0

#6 Matt Wells

Matt Wells
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 235 posts
  • Birmingham, UK

Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:53 AM

Hi there,

see my post on to your thread in the super8 forum.

Also, I have filmed one wedding on super8 and one on 16mm before - looked excellent. Plus my own wedding last year was shot on 16mm - by two people from this forum!

Matt
  • 0

#7 andres victorero

andres victorero
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 412 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Spain

Posted 11 May 2006 - 03:48 PM

Leicina special is an excellent camera and you can powered it by 5 AA batteries (rechargeables or alkalines)
compact, lightweigt and the optivaron 6-66 zoom lens is a great lens.

Edited by andres victorero, 11 May 2006 - 03:49 PM.

  • 0


Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

CineTape

Abel Cine

Glidecam

Visual Products

CineLab

rebotnix Technologies

Paralinx LLC

Technodolly

Willys Widgets

Wooden Camera

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Opal

The Slider

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

Tai Audio

FJS International, LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

CineTape

Glidecam

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Technodolly

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

The Slider

Aerial Filmworks

CineLab

Wooden Camera

Visual Products

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Opal

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Willys Widgets

Abel Cine

Rig Wheels Passport

Ritter Battery

FJS International, LLC