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#1 seth christian

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 12:32 PM

does this camera load super 8mm film just fine?

http://cgi.ebay.com/...ewI...I:IT&rd=1
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#2 Ian Marks

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 01:32 PM

That's a regular-8 camera... from the years before Super-8 was introduced. It will NOT accept Super-8 film.
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#3 Marty Hamrick

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:21 PM

That's a regular-8 camera... from the years before Super-8 was introduced. It will NOT accept Super-8 film.



That's a nice regular 8 camera though.You can still get regular 8 (or double 8 or standard 8 as it is also called)film.It's actually 16mm film with twice the number of perfs.You shoot the first 25 feet,flip the roll over and shoot the other half and after processing,it's slit and spliced together and you end up with 50 feet of standard 8mm film.

Super 8 film,while still 8 millimeters wide has smaller perf holes than standard 8 and gives you more picture area in the frame.There's also double super 8,same idea as regular 8 except the perfs are to super 8 specs.There are 16mm cameras converted to DS8 that are really nice.The Canon Scoopic,Bolex Rex and Pathe are 16mm cameras converted to DS8.

Fuji also made their version of super 8,called single 8.Same film specs as super 8 (meaning that it can be shown on the same projector),but the cartridge is different,more like an audio cassette than Kodak's coaxial design,making possible unlimited backwinding for special effects.

So,no,not all 8mm cameras are super 8.
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