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Logmar camera now available at Pro8mm


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#1 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 08:12 PM

Looks like it's ready for purchase by the public

http://www.pro8mm.co...ategory_Code=S8


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#2 John Hyde

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:08 PM

Nearly 6K for a super 8 camera and lens??  Ridiculous!  I would rather get one of the many Aaton or Arri super 16 cameras people are dumping for half the price! 

 

This is not the 90's anymore when film equipment and services could fetch sky-high prices!  Logmar should either sell direct or find additional "film-maker friendly" distributors for a more competitive market. 


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#3 Mark Sperry

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 01:15 AM

Nearly 6K for a super 8 camera and lens??  Ridiculous!  I would rather get one of the many Aaton or Arri super 16 cameras people are dumping for half the price! 

 

This is not the 90's anymore when film equipment and services could fetch sky-high prices!  Logmar should either sell direct or find additional "film-maker friendly" distributors for a more competitive market. 

 

It's built new from the ground up probably mostly by hand and not compiled from cheap components in some far off factory.  They'll probably sell a relative handful of these a year, how cheap can it be???  Better that it's expensive and done right.  Need cheap, buy a 310XL!  This is a professional camera.  I'm sure rentals are available at low cost.  Yeesh!  


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#4 Jeremy Cavanagh

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 07:42 AM

Apparently Logmar's intention is to take the experience gained from building this camera and, using its design as a base, produce 16mm and 35 mm versions.


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#5 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 10:16 AM

Problem is that most professionals shooting on a Hollywood budget can't shoot Super 8 very well. I'm glad it exists, but isn't in very close reach to many artists that could make the most of it. 


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#6 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 11:06 AM

The price seems to compare well against the new cost of a 1970 Beaulieu Super 8 camera, which would cost about £7,000, allowing for inflation, today.

 
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#7 Will Montgomery

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:20 AM

 

The price seems to compare well against the new cost of a 1970 Beaulieu Super 8 camera, which would cost about £7,000, allowing for inflation, today.

Yes, but the point is a 1970 Beaulieu Super 8 camera costs about $200 today and is still a great camera.

 

I'm very glad this new camera is being built and I applaud all the work that has gone into it. It really is a dream camera for Super 8 enthusiasts. But I will be very interested to see how it sells at the price point they have to sell it.


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#8 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:00 PM

The condition of a $200 camera may vary, an overhauled Beaulieu would be a closer comparison for its market. Although, I gather the Logmar is also pretty quiet when it's running.which is important when shooting sound. I guess it comes down to what you want to use the camera for; it's certainly not a camera you'd buy on a whim. 


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#9 Will Montgomery

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 03:18 PM

The condition of a $200 camera may vary, an overhauled Beaulieu would be a closer comparison for its market.

Sent my 4008 to Bjorn in Sweden for a complete overhaul. Probably $500 all in with shipping to Europe. So yes, $700 for a better than new camera.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 07:37 AM

Sent my 4008 to Bjorn in Sweden for a complete overhaul. Probably $500 all in with shipping to Europe. So yes, $700 for a better than new camera.

It is what I have done, this is a test reel with Vision3 50 d. The camera has been overhaul and collimated by Björn.

 


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#11 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:15 AM

It may come down to how important the Logmar's registration is to you and if you wish to pay for it. They regard it as a professional camera, so perhaps it's aimed at commercials etc that want Super 8, but more stable images than the old cameras can manage because of the cartridge/gate limitations.


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#12 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 04:16 PM

I think it will be a great camera for sure, would definitely be my first choice. With the R&D vs low production volume, I can't argue about the price either. It's just not cost effective for me as a hobby and artist. It is somewhat tempting to wonder what I could do with it and how much interest i could drum up as far as revenue to justify it. In fact at this point, i wouldn't pitch super 8 in a pro sense unless i had this camera. 

 

I think it would be good in the hands of a lot of DIY film makers in which digital technology has created a lot of. Lately i've been getting more films to scan from people trying out the format as an alternative to video... in which DSLR's have mostly dominated. 


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