Thank you for having me here. Although I am new to cinematography I have been shooting and developing my own 35mm, Medium Format, and Large Format film over the last few years. I even started printing from my own negatives the last few months.
While picking up some darkroom equipment I was also given a Nikon Super 8 zoom camera. I was always interested in trying out Super 8 and here is my opportunity. I know that it's not on the higher end of the cameras but am excited none the less. However, I need some advice.
I see places like Pro8mm offer packages for purchasing film + processing. (I have also seen something about Pro8mm being a ripoff? Please correct me if I am wrong) I noticed the same for spectra film packages. This would include film + processing + digitizing. Is this a viable option? I was planning on trying to develop my own film, which opens up more questions. I am looking at the 15m Lomo tanks, which are ridiculously expensive + shipping (which is $$$). If anyone is selling one of these for a reasonable price, at least with reasonable shipping, I am highly interested! I have seen the home made version: http://www.peaceman....processing-tankbut would hate to risk my time and money to mess something up. Any other alternatives? I picked up some ektachrome 160 super 8 film for a decent price but understand the remjet may contaminate the e6 chemicals. Can I just use some sort of filter when pouring the chemicals back into storage? For b&w I was thinking of using Photographer's Formulary for b&w reversal. Will it be worth it for me to develop my own film, or is the cost nearly negligible when taking into account a film + developing + digitizing package I can purchase from one of the other companies? I was thinking of digitizing through DiJiFi not to far from my home in Brooklyn. At least this way I can save on shipping, and I am looking around $25 or so per roll for their HD transfer. Does anyone have any experience or advice regarding their services as well?
I'm sure I have more questions, but seem to have typed enough for my first post.
Thanks again in advance!
P.S. If anyone is seeking to unload/sell any film, editor, projector, splicer, please let me know as I believe these are items I will be needing! Thank you!
Edited by Evan Samaras, 10 October 2015 - 11:15 AM.