Sourcing Regular 8 (double run 16?)

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  1. jolefler

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    Anybody here shoot this stuff and have a reliable, reputable source for film? Oh, B&W reversal, not color.

    As I understand, Dwaynes will still process & slit it, no?

    Somebody sent me a Canon 8 that still sounds good. What a little jewel! Two lens turret with a 13 & 38 with purple coating that's gemstone-like. Through the lens focusing (gotta transfer to taking lens) parallax correction, single frame capability....how cool is all that?

    Gotta get some fodder for it!

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    I do reccomend trying some of the color double 8 called Cinechrome 100D that is really Kodak Ekachrome 100D that you can buy and have processed at Dwayne's.
     
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    if you don't want to process it yourself ...
    there is a company called prepfilm ( prepfilm.com )
    he is located in michigan.
    he sells film stock and has pre-paid mailers. if you buy your film
    from him he will send it out to whoever processes it ( lausanne switzerland ? ).
    there is/ was also a person in plattsburgh ny ...
    Plattsburgh Photographic Services ...

    good luck!

    john
     
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    Last batch I got was from John Schwind. I prefer the Cine-X because he can get if in the 100 foot rolls.. For some reason my last few Foma rolls looked defective. Here is John's Web site. http://www.zerelda.com/internationalfilm/internationalfilm.html

    In the past I have also got film from Chambless, but sometimes they don't have it.

    I have been using Prep Film in Michigan for the reversal B&W processing and splitting for about 9 years.

    I checked the Freestyle site and don't see any.

    Bring the camera if you are coming to John Power's, I'd like to see it.
     
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    John Schwind and Yale lab in Burbank, CA are where I have gone. Freestyle also carries the Foma, but I have not tried it yet.

    Also, if you can find someone who can make the perforations for you, you can use any 16mm film. I'll be Mr. Schwind can do that, though I am not sure.
     
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    Wow!

    Lotsa' cine-enthusiasts!

    Thanks, I'm all over it.

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    What about k-14?
     
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    They do 16mm width K14.
     
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    Does anyone have any experience with the Cine-X B&W film on John Schwind's website? It's only $10; a lot cheaper than the $17 I paid Dwayne's for Ektachrome.

    CINE-X 100 N8(2x8mm)ASA100 25 ft spool 7265


    What do you do with the 100ft spools? Do you break it down into 25 foot spools? If so where do you get the spools?
     
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    Some cameras can take 100 foot loads. You'd have to seperate it, I'm not sure where you'd get the reels. You'd only need one at a time though.
     
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    The Bolex H-8 cameras use the same body as the H-16, so a 100ft reel fits in there. I'm lucky to have collected some 25, 50 and 100ft original Bolex spools. Unlike 120 still film and 16mm film, with regular-8 movie film the take-up spool is always 'yours.'

    The run-time of an H-8 Bolex with a 100ft reel inside is similar to an H-16 with the big 400ft magazine on top.