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Hi,

 

I am new here, as well as new with film. I'm a photographer but i recently bougt a vintage Eumig C3-m. Apparently it needs double 8mm film.

 

Can i film with 16mm? Or can i still find double-8 mm somewhere?

 

all help is welcome :-)

 

tnx in advance!

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Hi,

 

I am new here, as well as new with film. I'm a photographer but i recently bougt a vintage Eumig C3-m. Apparently it needs double 8mm film.

 

Can i film with 16mm? Or can i still find double-8 mm somewhere?

 

all help is welcome :-)

 

tnx in advance!

 

Hi, the camera uses 16mm wide film, but there are more sprocket holes on double 8 film so NO you cannot use 16mm film. You need to use double 8 film, also known as regular 8...

 

Suppliers in the US for Double 8 film that i'm aware of are:-

 

http://zerelda.com/internationalfilm/internationalfilm.html

 

plus Dwaynes photo also stock regular 8 100D http://www.dwaynesphoto.com/

 

 

 

In Europe you have

 

http://www.wittner-kinotechnik.de/katalog/...mm/d8_filmm.php

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As far as I know, every Regular 8 (double 8mm) reel comes from John Schwind. He buys it from Kodak in bulk and repackages it in the 25' reels most R8 cameras use. He's easy to order from and it supports the last source on earth of this film so please buy!

 

Just FYI, Dwayne's can process and transfer Ektachrome 100D (as well as sell the stock... they get it from John) all for very cheap.

 

Make sure you don't have a cartridge based R8 camera; it should take little 16mm wide 25' reels that you run through once then flip over and run through again the other side. When it is processed it is split down the middle and spliced together into one 50' reel of 8mm film.

 

http://zerelda.com/internationalfilm/internationalfilm.html

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As far as I know, every Regular 8 (double 8mm) reel comes from John Schwind.

Not so. Fomapan R 100 is produced and marketed by Foma Bohemia, Ltd., of Hradec Králové, Czech Republik. It is available as 35-mm. film, 16-mm., Double-8, and Double Super-8. Then there is Kahl of Brühl in Germany who sells an E-6 process colour reversal stock in Double-8, along with more stuff. Then you have Wittner in Hamburg who offer different makes. Then you have Gigabitfilm 40 which will become available also in Double-8 in summer 2011.

http://www.foma.cz/

http://www.wittner-kinotechnik.de/home.php

http://www.kahlfilm.de/

http://www.gigabitfilm.de

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I stand corrected.

 

However what I meant was every almost Double 8 reel in the U.S. (other than some Fomapan) comes from John. Spectra, Java & Dwayne's buy from him. All fine vendors and should be supported as well but I like to see John's business encouraged directly as much as possible.

 

BTW, it is not easy to find processing for Fomopan movie film in the U.S. and in general John Schwinn would be the best alternative in quality/price for U.S. based Double 8 shooters.

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I like to see John's business encouraged directly as much as possible.

It's good to see that he's still supporting the format. I bought from him about twelve years ago. His service was always fast and the film was high quality.

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I have introduced Gigabitfilm 40 to cinematography in 2001 (35 mm), in 2005 (16 mm). We have shot with an Arriflex BL II, with a Paillard-Bolex H 16 S, and other makes. Its finest application is as a duplicating stock. Also, it served me well with variable density sound work. A gamma as low as log 0.4 is feasible. There's a machine version of the original developer under way. I did all processing by hand until 2008.

 

www.gigabitfilm.de

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