Douglas Underdahl here. I authored THE 16MM CAMERA BOOK quite a few years ago.
I'm surprised to see so much interest about the format here, but maybe I shouldn't be. With films like HURT LOCKER and THE WRESTLER and MOONRISE KINGDOM, it seems that 16 and Super 16 and maybe even Ultra 16 are still alive and kicking. Recently I did a camera CLA for Louis CK - an Arri 16S with PL mount - and he actually uses it for his show now and then!
So, I thought I'd start this thread so that you could ask me about your cameras and shooting and the format in general.
I have about 50 copies of the book left that I'm happy to sell. Just send $40 via Pay Pal to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you one, via USPS to lower 48. International, add $10.
When they're gone, I'll probably do a digital download thing. Anyone have advice about setting that up? My equipment site is longvalleyequip.com
Sorry about the plugs.
Hey - thread your camera correctly (practice in the bag) do a scratch test, hair test, speed test, leak test, compare tape and eye, check your batteries, strobe your movement - and rock on!