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Single Frame Art Photography with Regular 8 Bolex Camera, Advise for Highest Quality

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#1 Mustafa Umut Sarac

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:54 PM

I made me to change my plastic Leica with Paillard C8 Bolex.

 

It would be 1/100 economical to use regular 8mm bw film and use the camera as single frame shooter.

 

I want BW art photography grade results in tiny frame may be 4 inches to 2.5 inches frame.

 

I know high quality development in to negative with Pyro , Rodinal , HC110 but I did not hear any legendary developer for positive.

 

Any advise is very welcome,

 

Umut


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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 03:17 AM

I don't want to shift the discussion to other 8mm cameras, however, some super-8mm cameras have time-exposure and also have different film shutter speeds depending on which film per second mode you use while then using time-lapse mode. 

 

Limiting one self to a specific shutter speed may reduce one's ability to get the optimal single frame result that you desire.


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#3 Mark Dunn

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 04:18 AM

The 8mm. frame is very much smaller than the 35mm. so the enlargement is much greater, almost ten times as great. So prints will be very grainy. It will be difficult to get sufficient enlargement in the darkroom.


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