Posted 18 September 2005 - 08:44 PM
Posted 19 September 2005 - 03:04 PM
Hi, the format is still very much alive, here's where you buy your film from
Have you ever shot with it before? Is it difficult to take the film out of the camera and flip it in the dark, or can this be done in the light (Probably not). Any other special circumstances to be aware of?
Posted 19 September 2005 - 04:32 PM
Posted 13 October 2005 - 07:00 PM
No! Regular8 uses larger film than Super8 (even though the aspect ratio is smaller).
will super8 fit in a regular 8mm camera?
To answer your previous question, 8mm is no more difficult to load than other films. The level of difficulty really depends on the camera. The longer it takes you to load the camera, the better chance that whatever light is present will start to fog the film. So it's a great idea to practice loading with a dummy roll so you can load in the dark. If you're using daylight spools, you can load in partial light. You can turn a small light on in an adjacent room and keep the loading room dark. You might load the film in a closet or bathroom and let the hall light come in under the door. Don't use more light that you need to barely distinguish the spool and transport mechanism and you should be fine. Remember that 8mm runs through the camera once and then you flip it over and run it through again. This is because regular 8mm cameras use double perf 16mm size film and expose only one half of the film at a time.
Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:18 AM
i'm glad to see that the stock is available, although i noticed only reversal, with very low ASA (50-100) for all stocks, will this limit my creative control?
any lighting tips?
Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:27 AM
Kodak still offers print film (2283) perforated with Regular-8mm perforations, 1R-1500.