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#1 Joram Van Holen

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:28 AM

Hi,

I am new here, as well as new with film. I'm a photographer but i recently bougt a vintage Eumig C3-m. Apparently it needs double 8mm film.

Can i film with 16mm? Or can i still find double-8 mm somewhere?

all help is welcome :-)

tnx in advance!
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#2 andy oliver

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:05 AM

Hi,

I am new here, as well as new with film. I'm a photographer but i recently bougt a vintage Eumig C3-m. Apparently it needs double 8mm film.

Can i film with 16mm? Or can i still find double-8 mm somewhere?

all help is welcome :-)

tnx in advance!


Hi, the camera uses 16mm wide film, but there are more sprocket holes on double 8 film so NO you cannot use 16mm film. You need to use double 8 film, also known as regular 8...

Suppliers in the US for Double 8 film that i'm aware of are:-

http://zerelda.com/i...tionalfilm.html

plus Dwaynes photo also stock regular 8 100D http://www.dwaynesphoto.com/



In Europe you have

http://www.wittner-k...mm/d8_filmm.php
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#3 Tim Carroll

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 01:05 PM

Years ago I used to use the stuff from John Schwind, it was really good. Recommend it.

Best,
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#4 MJ Stubbs

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:12 AM

Java photo has double 8mm I believe.
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#5 Will Montgomery

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:17 PM

As far as I know, every Regular 8 (double 8mm) reel comes from John Schwind. He buys it from Kodak in bulk and repackages it in the 25' reels most R8 cameras use. He's easy to order from and it supports the last source on earth of this film so please buy!

Just FYI, Dwayne's can process and transfer Ektachrome 100D (as well as sell the stock... they get it from John) all for very cheap.

Make sure you don't have a cartridge based R8 camera; it should take little 16mm wide 25' reels that you run through once then flip over and run through again the other side. When it is processed it is split down the middle and spliced together into one 50' reel of 8mm film.

http://zerelda.com/i...tionalfilm.html
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#6 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:12 PM

You can call Spectra Film and order color or B&W http://www.spectrafi...o.com/Film.html
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#7 Miguel Loredo

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 10:50 AM

Java photo has double 8mm I believe.


Avoid them in any case... Deal directly with John Schwind of International Film for best price, service and feedback.
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#8 Simon Wyss

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:40 AM

As far as I know, every Regular 8 (double 8mm) reel comes from John Schwind.

Not so. Fomapan R 100 is produced and marketed by Foma Bohemia, Ltd., of Hradec Králové, Czech Republik. It is available as 35-mm. film, 16-mm., Double-8, and Double Super-8. Then there is Kahl of Brühl in Germany who sells an E-6 process colour reversal stock in Double-8, along with more stuff. Then you have Wittner in Hamburg who offer different makes. Then you have Gigabitfilm 40 which will become available also in Double-8 in summer 2011.
http://www.foma.cz/
http://www.wittner-k...nik.de/home.php
http://www.kahlfilm.de/
http://www.gigabitfilm.de
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#9 Will Montgomery

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:39 PM

I stand corrected.

However what I meant was every almost Double 8 reel in the U.S. (other than some Fomapan) comes from John. Spectra, Java & Dwayne's buy from him. All fine vendors and should be supported as well but I like to see John's business encouraged directly as much as possible.

BTW, it is not easy to find processing for Fomopan movie film in the U.S. and in general John Schwinn would be the best alternative in quality/price for U.S. based Double 8 shooters.
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#10 Simon Wyss

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:33 AM

Never mind
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#11 Mike Lary

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:56 AM

I like to see John's business encouraged directly as much as possible.

It's good to see that he's still supporting the format. I bought from him about twelve years ago. His service was always fast and the film was high quality.
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#12 Miguel Loredo

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 06:31 PM

Gigabitfilm 40?? Never heard of... good news anyway. Where did you get the news from?
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:47 AM

I have introduced Gigabitfilm 40 to cinematography in 2001 (35 mm), in 2005 (16 mm). We have shot with an Arriflex BL II, with a Paillard-Bolex H 16 S, and other makes. Its finest application is as a duplicating stock. Also, it served me well with variable density sound work. A gamma as low as log 0.4 is feasible. There's a machine version of the original developer under way. I did all processing by hand until 2008.

www.gigabitfilm.de
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#14 Jim Gibbons

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:03 AM

www.yalefilmandvideo.com has some as well and pretty cheap including processing I believe.
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