Steve ,

If you will pay 100 dollars for processing and telecine , I dont know but its ultra expensive. John Nanian aka jnanian had been posted his one frame pictures on kodachrome with 8mm camera. You can take 2000 or more frames with that camera for photography. I think you can invest 100 dollars to Leicina or that switzerland made cameras and incredible colors and too much fun. I dont know you but I cant agree anymore with new 8mm films , their colors are like icecream package or rotogravure printed ambalage colors , nothing elegant.
May be Tri X and homemade HC110 B dilution is the best for small size negative.