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#1 Aymie Elkins-Green

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:56 AM

Hey, so I'm starting to use film now as all I seem to be doing is trying to replicate it in post.. Might as well use the real deal!
Thought I'd start dead simple with a basic super 8mm camera, I got one off ebay for 99p with a projector and splicer.. Bargain!

What I'm stuck on is what film to buy. 

I've got the following.. 

 

Ben & Howell Focus-Matic 'Low Light' 674/XL

Eumig Wien type P8 D Projector

 

The instructions say it'll accept any ASA160 (for low light) or ASA40 (for outdoors) film. I don't think I'll be shooting particularly low light any time, so I am hoping to find an ASA40 film to start off with.

I've found the Kodak reels, but none of them state the ASA (speed?)

 

Any advice would be SO much appreciated :) THANKS!! :)

 

 

 


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#2 Chris Burke

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:03 PM

Kodak makes a 50 iso film, which is practically the same thing. 7203 it is called. You might want to try the 200 iso film, 7213 as well. It will give you more flexibility outside.
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#3 Phillip Mosness

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:12 AM

If you are wanting to cut and project your film, you'll be limited to reversal stock. Right now, Kodak makes one black and white 200 speed film called Tri-x.


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