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#1 John Richardson

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:06 AM

Hello All,

Just wanted to ask advice on what people think is the best super 8 projector?

John
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#2 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 04:38 PM

Hello All,

Just wanted to ask advice on what people think is the best super 8 projector?

John

Most will say the Elmo ST1200's. I have one and it's the best one I've owned... I like the 150W bulb for bright picture.
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#3 Claus Harding

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 05:12 PM

For light output/reel size/features, there are three 'Big Beasties' in the Super-8 world:

The Elmo GS-1200. 200W lamp, 360m reels, copious features
The Beaulieu 708. Different configs, very precise focus mechanism, 700m reels
The Fumeo. Different configs, 700m reels.
Stereo sound for the GS-1200 and, depending on model, also for the Beaulieu and the Fumeo.

To really go to town, try (and I do mean 'try') to locate one of the above with the Xenon lamp option. Those are as high as Super-8 ever went. The prices for the latter will still be very steep, but you will be up where 'the air is rare' and have a killer picture.

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#4 Claus Harding

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 05:34 PM

Just to add:

The Beaulieu uses an HTI lamp for its high-intensity model, not a Xenon.

The ST1200 is a solid banger of a machine, and a lot less fussy than my GS-1200. The GS does use "old state-of-the-art" electronics, and while it is a sexy beast, it doesn't inspire the 'plug and play' confidence of my old ST-1200.
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#5 Glenn Brady

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:51 AM

I'd like to own a Fumeo 9145 Xenon pedestal projector (see Fumeo 9145), but I'm about as likely to find one of these as I am to be selected for a Mars mission. The Beaulieu 708 EL HTI and Elmo GS-1200 Xenon machines already mentioned are probably the best alternatives.
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:20 PM

Bauer T610, T525, T510, T502 are great projectors, very kind on the film and very quite running too, also dont over look Noris projectors, they have the best 100w A1-231 light output i've ever seen. The Noris norimat special-D is the brightest dual 8 projector i've so far seen, rear sprung gate coupled with a schneider 11-30 f1.1 lens, projects fantastic standard 8 images.
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#7 John Richardson

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:43 PM

Thanks for the replies guys. They all sound fantastic, i'm going to look into both the Elmo and Beaulieu options.

Cheers
John
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#8 Marc Marti

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:48 AM

For me, the best price-quality option is the BRAUN VISACUSTIC 2000.

It has the BEST sharpness (using the same system as the Beaulieu), excellent stereo sound, good light output, the Schneider 1.1 lens plus a beautiful design.

Can't get much more than this. Well, an HTI or Xenon projector should be better, but in the range of 150W projectors, it's invincible.
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