8mm camera, one frame shot, Eumig Mini 3
I found a 5 dollar Eumig Mini 3 Online and can it take photographs frame by frame. Does it have a battery problem ? How is the optics ?
What is the way to understand which camera capable to do it ?
i don't know the camera but i think it is a SUPER 8, not regular 8mm ( if that matters? ) so i think
it has a bigger image frame ( i think ? )
i found a little film made with its waterproof cousin
it looks like it has a sharp and contrasty lens.
( at least from the video )
i'm not sure if you found this forum or not
but there are people who shoot the eumig there
they might be able to give you a better idea of
the batter issues or if there is a better camera for your purposes.
you might also be able to find a bolex with a switar lens
c, b , l , h 8, all very nice, and very nice optics, and also
able to go 1 frame at a time ( something to think about at least )
swiss made, and built like a tank ( no batteries ! )
(lots on ebay, not 5$ though )
good luck !
There are 3 types of these, see here:
I got one of those, rather bought it for the design. Most probably will never use this one.
I was puzzled by that Servofocus feature... though that probably makes it outstanding.
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I watched few videos about Super 8 cameras including Eumig Mini 3 and Bolex. All terrible , it is a crazy idea , Leicinas were around 60 dollars sometimes, I think I should stick to Leica.
Thank you John, Videos opened my eyes.
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There are great S-8 cameras out there. And some weird ones.
One day you''ll come across one that you will really like. And if that one should even be in fine condition you are a lucky guy.
Battery problems are typical for S-8 cameras. Either they still got alcaline batteries inside, that had been leaking (meter drain, camera not switched off) or the meter uses a seperate mercury battery, which typically is dead.
Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac
As much as I know you screw a cable release into the hand release button. One of the threads is for continuous and the other is for single frame shooting.
Thank you all.
This is my second attemp to 8mm cameras for single frame work. After my thread , John posted some frame scans , they were one of the most intense colored positives I have ever seen. I can not forget the French blue skies and the sea. John , you got most intense colors and youtube posted most dull colors. What is your secret ? Is it because of Ektachrome few stops shot darker ?
Who produces 8mm film , is there velvia or modern films at the market with very very saturated colors ? Not Holga stuff but looks like dye imbibition.
Thank you Europan , thats exactly solves one of the biggest problems in my mind.
Who sells European and American 8mm cameras out of ebay.
I think time to join John's forum
Wow, I looked to ebay and Bolex cameras goes from 50 to 150 , too many examples. I think I can even buy from APUG , tried and tested. Looked to Kodak , there are many color films available including Ektachrome. I will wait summer , sell all my cameras and buy a Bolex. And shot 1600 or so crazy colored frames per roll and send it to telecine. Request special color retouching before the scans. 1600 frames makes 45 rolls of Kodak film , with scan and development costs me 450 dollars least. I think for 200 dollars , I can get 1600 frames scanned with telecine and preretouched. I can buy a lookup machine also.