WTB super 8 gear: lomo tank, editor, splicer, film
Picked up some dark room gear the other day and was thrown a super 8 Nikon. It all looks to be working well! This may not be the best fit forum for the subject, but I'm sure to hear something back.
I thought I would have some fun for a while. I have read about some models but am interested in seeing what members through here may have to say or offer.
The lomo tanks sold on eBay are ridiculously expensive. I need a 15m tank to hold a 50' reel. Also looking for a super 8 editor and projector. I will welcome any film for sale too =D
on a side note, I was also given a sealed pack of ektachrome paper and chemicals to process! I don't expect much out of it but you never know, and this may be my only chance to try!
Thanks in advance
Super 8 Nikons are nice and well-respected for their lens and film-gate. I assume an R8?
If you want more detailed remarks on the Nikon (I do not have one) try the Super 8 forum on cinematography.com,com
Lomo. The 10m tanks are easy to find. The full 15m are hard. I won mine on ebay a few years back and got reasonably lucky with the price. My 10m tank came from a junk shop a long time back.
If you are manually clever you could try making this:
You will also need a drying rack. Somewhere there are instructions somewhere for that too. Here's one that is motorised, but no real need to go that far.
I think it's just an everyday Nikon Super 8. It is at home right now but think it is just a nikon super zoom. Something simple to get me started.
I have seen that link, but for the risk, effort, and money involved maybe it's easier to wait and score something.
I posted a much more detailed questioning on Cinematography website you linked. Thank you.
As for drying I saw a few people looping them and hanging them on some wire, I think that will suffice for now, please correct me if I am wrong
Yes, first things first. I looped my first footage around a clothes-horse. Good luck over at Cinematography.
Originally Posted by Sceptic