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#1 angelina

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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.
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#2 A.Oliver

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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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!

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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.

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