Just bought a Super 8 from Salvation Army
Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:30 PM
It said it was "sold as is" but I bought it because one....the lens doesn't have any scratches, two..it has a Kodachrome cartridge in it already and three, when I pressed the button on it it started running the motor like it was filming.
So now I have questions about it....
I'm very new to super 8 by the way...
How do I know when the film has been used up all the way? It came with a kodachrome cart in it and when i press the button it runs the motor like its filming but how do i know when the film runs out? will the motor still run? what tells me its done with the film in it?
Can i develop film somewhere local or do i have to send it out to one of the places i heard about that are the last of the super 8 developers?
When filming on Super 8....can you exchange cartridges from one camera to another or is it once you put the film in one camera you have to keep it in there till its used up?
Also...i wish i knew about the quality of this camera...it says it's a Keystone K-612 auto instant zoom. i think its one of the 1960's cameras. I've heard these aren't very good for filming on? Nothing professional at least...but how "bad" or "good" is it really to film on cheap ones like this? was this a waste of money for 10 bucks or is it usable? thanks in advance for the advice.
Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:55 AM
Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:50 PM
Link to Dwayne's
Posted 10 January 2009 - 05:46 PM
If the cartridge says Kodachrome 40 then it can be processed. If it says Kodachrome II then it can't be processed by Dwaynes (who are the last kodachrome processor). There is a lab in Canada that MIGHT get a black and white neg out of it. But if it doesn't have extra footage of some great event its not worth it. Further, you have to assume that the kodachrome is very old in there and might well just give you a clear strip of film when you develop it. At best you can expect a very thin and red image.
Yes, as said above, you can take super 8 cartridges in and out of the camera. All you loose is about 6 frames of film. But the footage counter is reset whenever you open the film door. There will be a footage counter on the camera somewhere that counts up (or down) to (or from) 50. There is 50 feet of film
in a super 8 cartridge.
good luck with it.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:30 PM
Best of luck.