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#1 Fran Kuhn

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:19 PM

Just wondering if anyone has used one of these Single 8 cameras like the Fujica models. I saw the smallformat Magazine post in this Forum and it has me wondering if there's any real difference in image quality over a good-quality Super 8 camera? Can't seem to find much using the search.
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#2 Matthew Buick

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 03:09 PM

The registration in Single 8 cameras is far superior, I'm not sure about lenses if that's what you mean, there is much less support for the Single 8 format. Infact Fuji actually had plans to scrap it until it was brought back by popular demand.

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#3 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:02 PM

Single-8 is a cool format. I think you can find many compelling reasons for Single-8 by going to http://www.single8film.com/

I prefer Super-8 because there are so many different cameras that I think are a filmmakers dream to work with.
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#4 Scott Cohen

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:34 PM

Just wondering if anyone has used one of these Single 8 cameras like the Fujica models. I saw the smallformat Magazine post in this Forum and it has me wondering if there's any real difference in image quality over a good-quality Super 8 camera? Can't seem to find much using the search.


Really steady footage. Unlimited backwind ability. Real pressure plate.

BUT a lot of the cheaper Single 8 cameras have a 220 degree shutter which is great for low light but will yield soft images unless NOTHING is moving in frame.

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