What kind of film to use?
Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:57 AM
I recently purchased a beautiful Bauer Royal 10E Macro, yet I'm not sure what kinds of super8 films to use with it. I'm aware that it can only meter 40 and 160 ASA in artificial light with the corresponding 25 and 100 in daylight. It also cannot run Ektachrome 64T automatically. So which kind/brand of film should I use then and where can I get it? Would Kodachrome 40 be the right choice?
Any help much appreciated.
Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:34 AM
Kodachrome 40 is a beautiful film stock but has unfortunately been discontinued. You can find the occasional roll on eBay however these are usually expired so results aren’t guaranteed - (see my previous post
Other film stocks are readily available at various prices:
Hope this helps.
Edited by jon lawrence, 14 March 2007 - 06:37 AM.
Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:38 PM
first of all thanks for the helpful reply.
I was planning to mainly shoot outside and I don't mind the film being grainy. Would you still recommend a light meter? Where do I get one for my camera?
The film stock links were very helpful. The Pro8/85 100 reversal offered by pro8mm.com sounds like a good choice for me.
Yet it's Ektachrome and I'm not sure if my camera can run that. On Super8wiki.com it says:"The [Bauer Royal 10E Macro] camera can not run the Ektachrome 64T automatically." Does that mean Ekachrome in general or just the 64T? Pardon my ignorance.
Cheers from Germany,
Posted 15 March 2007 - 12:38 AM
You can use the Ektachrome 64T if you like, just reset the f-stop manually once you learn what the correct exposure is via your spot meter. The Vision 200T and the Vision 500T negative are real nice negative film stocks to use as well.
Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:31 AM