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HELP: What 8 mm Film Should I buy?


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#1 sri Milani

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:44 PM

Hi! I was just given a Canon 1014 XLS. Can someone recommend what kind of 8mm film to buy? I have no experience with film and wanted to experiment with this camera. I want to shoot in black and white. Help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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#2 Chris Burke

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:49 PM

Hi! I was just given a Canon 1014 XLS. Can someone recommend what kind of 8mm film to buy? I have no experience with film and wanted to experiment with this camera. I want to shoot in black and white. Help would be appreciated. Thanks.


your only option for true black and white in super 8 is 7266 or Tri-X. Great camera!
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:55 PM

your only option for true black and white in super 8 is 7266 or Tri-X. Great camera!


Thanks! Is 7266 or Tri-X a type of film stock? What brand is good: Kodak?
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#4 Toby Edwards

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:42 PM

Here is a link to Kodak super 8. If you don't have a Manual for your Camera you need to get one. It will help you get started.


http://motion.kodak....ducts/index.htm

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:10 PM

Thanks! Is 7266 or Tri-X a type of film stock? What brand is good: Kodak?


yes, it is a kind of film stock made by Kodak only. It is a black and white reversal(slide) film that has a speed rating of 200iso. It is rather high in contrast and responds well to pushing.
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#6 Matt Pacini

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:17 PM

Yeah, great camera!
I've owned about 8 Super 8 Cameras, and that was in the top 3.
Take good care of it, it's very valuable for an old camera!
You should be able to get a manual for it online somewhere.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:41 PM

good Lord, what a gift, to say the least. the 1014xl-s provides fabulous image when shooting auto exposure or even better when using light meter.
youll have no problem and good results with the tri-x stock. although, care outdoors in harsh sunlight with tri-x. watch exposure either hand held or incamera. if you have any questions regarding the camera settings, dont hesitate to email.
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