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#1 Stefano Morandin

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 03:27 PM

Hello all,

 

I'm completely new to shooting with film and was wondering if you could advise me? I have a Canon Camcoder Zoom 518 SUPER 8 and a Bolex Multimatic projector and was wondering what would be the best film stock to use to shoot and project with? I am in the UK so also wondered if you know of any good stockists?

 

Thank you for your help


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#2 Simon Wyss

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 01:57 AM

What’s a camcoder?


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 05:22 AM

OP, you've use the term 'camcorder' to describe a cine camera and the typo doesn't read well in German.


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 05:57 AM

Uhm, I do read English. My remark aimed at the writing mistake that tells me about the OP’s care.

 

Dear Stefano, what you have is a film camera. A camcorder doesn’t have film inside. Film is something chemical. Sorry for appearing schoolmasterly but the question can make us film-dwelling people chuckle. To be quite frank: Kodachrome was the stock of the time.

 

Kodachrome isn’t made anymore.

 

 

You can use any Super-8 film with your apparatus. Keep in mind that they are 30+ years old and might be in need of overhaul if not replacement. There’s a fresh Super-8 camera on the market, the Logmar, and there are better projectors around.

 

Like with most Compact Cassette recorders from the seventies: throw-away products, consumer goods industry


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 07:31 AM

Ha yes sorry for the faux par I actually just copied and pasted that from the eBay listing. I was told that I would need reversal film to use the projector is that correct?
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Posted 20 March 2015 - 07:40 AM

You can't project begative (well, you can, but it looks very odd), so yes.

The choice is very limited. Wittner have a repackaged Agfa air film and a couple of others but it is very expensive, something like £30-40 a cartridge with processing. Neg isn't much cheaper but of course you have to transfer it to video to view it. A far cry from the last K40 I bought for £11. But that was in 1996 in a different world.


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