Thank you for clearing that , it is very important. I am watching youtube videos , surfing forums and saw some excellent and some horrible videos , most grainy to better than Leica. I dont have an idea why process such varies. I will travel with a meter to know the lens distance to object and focus correctly. %90 of the movies are out of focus.
I learned that Yvar 13mm f:1.9 is a fixed focus lens. Cinematography com members tells older film stocks and tri x is extremelly grainy but 100d have minimum grain. For FOMA regular 8mm film , they tell it has a narrow latitude. KAHL is the color and bw film and development supplier in europe. Dwayne is US supplier , they sell a german brand color film. Telecine is ultra expensive and hundreds per hour to climb unbeliviable amounts.
I am asking if one of my photograph in 50 is successful and if I scan it with famous brand cheap desktop scanner with highest resolution , what would be the comparison with cheap telecine or digital camera shot ?
Scanning single frames of 8mm film on a desktop scanner should give very poor results when compared to DSLR or 35mm cameras. The movie frame is about 1/7th the size of a 35mm frame. Therefore, if we can make a good 11x14 inch print from a DSLR or 35mm film camera, we might get an equally good 1.5x2 inch print from 8mm film. Scanning the film on a desktop scanner should further degrade the image. Most point-and-shoot digital cameras should do much better than this. We perceive the image of a 8mm movie as being better than the still image of a single frame due to our brain integrating several images of the movie for apparent higher quality.
i can't comment on your scanner or telecine shot
because i am clueless in that department, but i have
scanned a bunch of color 8mm that i took years ago
using a now almost 7 or 10year old scanner ...
it wasn't the easiest thing to do and
it was a PITA but it worked ... i guess :)
i am sure it failed in others' eyes though :)
( im not a stickler for perfect image quality so i accepted the flaws
as part of the whole .. )
if you can live with the flaws of a tiny negative scanned ... i guess you are good to go
but if you expect it to look well as good as a kodachrome 4x5 negative, you will be disappointed ...
Perhaps you might think about giving Minox a try while you are at it!
Yes, it will give equal or better results at what, a twenty-fifth the size??:laugh::laugh:
Originally Posted by Ektagraphic
I thought the same thing reading this thread. Minox film is everywhere and easy to obtain (all you need is a splitter made from razor blades) whereas regular-8 is currently only available in one B&W emulsion.
Originally Posted by Ektagraphic
I think cinematography com forum members have long forgotten knowledge about yvar lenses , 13mm f:1.9 came to me and it has two rings , one for focus , other one is aperture. Its in excellent shape but I dont have an idea it is colliminated - new term to me-. I read at somewhere ,each lens colliminated for each camera , we might need not to swap the lenses on the camera , come and tell the ebay sellers and buyers.
I received the camera , it is working like an watch and 8 fps to 64 fps variable , I think - there is a chart on the camera - it changes from 1/17 second to 1/160 seconds shutter speeds. I need an empty spool and an cable release and adapter but no luck until now.
ic racer , for correct you there are least 5 sellers of color and bw fresh film on regular 8 mm format. If I am lucky , I will start to try the camera in a month after the clearing my need list.
I decided to try first roll with a distance meter and a notebook. I will try to fix any problem with focus differences after first film roll came to me.
Camera has differentiable view finder you can adapt to lens.
And I need a light meter. Above four costs me equivalent amount of money to body price.
For 12 dollars , and 40 dollars development fee , you can take 2000 may be 2500 frames . I think I can buy postal stamp collector sleeves and collect all 15 meter film been cut 15 cms pieces in stamp collector book. Sleeves made for securing small to bigger stamps and there is also transparent Lighthouse branded - Germany - sleeves to collect the big carnets opened. For each sleeve opening , its possible to put all 15 cms film non cut from the middle. And for each A4 plastic , there are 8 or so sleeves. Bad thing about them , stamps dances in the sleeves if you dont put them upright at your room.
Body came with original purchase box and the original documents signed at early 1950s.
I have 40X stamp engraving print microscope with light at the side.
Do you have a link to any fresh regular 8 B&W reversal film other than FOMA? The only supplier I know of (John Schwind) is out of Kodak film permanently.
Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac
Hello ic racer , check KAHL. They have various regular 8mm color and bw films at their website. They are 3 times more expensive than FOMA.
I asked cinematography forum site about their origin and all they said its similar or better than FOMA.