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#1 Yancey Franco

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:35 PM

So i'm looking for a 8mm camera and I'm wondering what would be better between a Bolex P2 reflex zoom and a Bolex B8L (which has a turret if i'm not mistaken).

Or what else would you recommend? Anyone?
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#2 Yancey Franco

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:41 PM

Also, which labs are better for 8mm processing and transfer? I'm in the LA area so its best for something around there.
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#3 andy oliver

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 02:47 AM

B8L gets my vote, i've gone back to std 8 for home movies simply because kodachrome is still available, B8L, great camera, amazing picture quality, better than super 8, especially if you have any k25 in the fridge. Upgraded the lens to a 0.9 f13mm switar on mine, but any bolex prime is beautiful. B8L has a two lens turret, make sure the camera runs smootly, these are getting pretty old now and the spring weakens... D8L is the triple turret version, usually supplied with switar primes instead of yvar primes on the B8L.....
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 01:37 PM

hmm...anyone else? What about film labs for 8mm? would I be able to process it at Fotokem?
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#5 Douglas Hunter

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:17 PM

hmm...anyone else? What about film labs for 8mm? would I be able to process it at Fotokem?


No Fotokem does not do 8mm. Your choices are Yale film and video, Pro 8mm, and Spectra film and video. There is also a new lab called Cinelicious.

I have been using Spectra for a while now and I always get very good service and wonderful processing / telecine there.

I also have used Yale on many occasions, also with good results. Much to my regret (and that of others) they have been cutting back on their services. Still a good lab though.

Many people have complaints about Pro 8mm and Cinelicious has not been around that long so not many people have used them. I will say that their pricing structure does not entice me to give there telecine a try.

here are the links:
http://www.spectrafilmandvideo.com

http://www.yalefilmandvideo.com

http://www.pro8mm.com

http://www.cinelicious.tv
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#6 Gary Lemson

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 08:42 PM

hmm...anyone else? What about film labs for 8mm? would I be able to process it at Fotokem?


I use Dwayne's Photo in Kansas for Reg 8mm and K40.
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