Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Posted September 27, 2022 Share Posted September 27, 2022 (edited) I just set up the Retroscan for 8mm. I never scanned 8mm with it. I hate 8mm, but I have about 450 R8mm and 120 S8mm to scan. And that number was after I sold off about 400+ R8 / S8 films. They are just too low Q for me. But there is a lot of rare material in the 8mm films that I have, so I will have to make do with the low IQ. I'm using a 50mm Ricoh CTTV C mount lens. Sharpness is acceptable, but it takes a 3-inch (75mm) extension tube to fill the frame for R8mm. The max scanner light output just about covers normally exposed film at f4. As a comparison, the 50mm lens works fine for 16mm scans with a very small extension tube. I can get by with f5.6 most of the time for 16mm. To overscan the R8mm I would use maybe 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 inches of tubes. (I didn't test the overscan really, so guessing.) I was thinking maybe a 75mm or 80mm lens would be better for R8mm with less extension tubes needed...but just guessing. What length lens / extension tube combo do you use for 8mm? Thanks! Edited September 27, 2022 by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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