Now it just came across the wire that Tri-X is being discontinued, pending one last run from Kodak: http://www.filmshooting.com/scripts/...hp?f=1&t=23351
I was shooting my son's baseball game yesterday with my H8 Bolex Reflex and Super Cine-X and 0.9 ND filter. Someone asked me about my 'video camera' and I mentioned the advantage of the spring motor of being 100% mechanical, not needing a battery. He then asked what medium it records onto and I got a blank stare when I mentioned 'film.'
Heard back from John. he is almost half way there in commitments. So if you want some you may want to contact him.
Because of the leaders a "25Ft roll" is actually 33 feet of film, so you can get 12 roils out of a 400ft roll. (assuming you have a split reel, some rewinds, a darkroom and some empty Regular 8 spools. - although most Regular 8 users are in the habit of Asking the lab to send them back)
Dwayne's Lab in Kansas has a few 8mm films - I ordered some with my last E6 processing order (35mm still film, don't get excited :) ). I have an old Paillard Bolex I want to try out, just for giggles.
They sell and process 8mm and double 8. $17 per roll to buy, and $17 to develop. I just ran a roll of double 8 ektachrome and it worked great. I just ordered 10 rolls from them for an up coming vacation. They have super fast, and smooth service.
Since this topic has popped up again, does anyone know a good place to get the Double 8mm Foma R100 processed? I contacted DR5 and they said they can process it, but they will just re-spool it which I take to mean they won’t cut it down the middle and then splice it end to end so I can feed it through a projector. If I’m going to pay someone to process it I would like them to cut it too.
Dwyane's does not list the R100 as a stock they handle and Freestyle referred me back to DR5.
I managed to find an 8mm Kodak Brownie in a completely unopened box about a month ago and I would LOVE to use it. It's really rather amazing actually.
The Foma R100 stock seems very readily available but finding someone to process it has been difficult.
Thanks for the help!