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Sarah Mundy

DOUBLE 8MM - Where to buy?

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Hello All!

I recently bought a Bolex P3, everything is in great working condition and I really want to get cracking with filming!

I noticed that it takes double 8mm film. Where can I buy this ? I have only found Standard 8mm...


Can I use that? 




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Yes, it's the same.

It has only been called "standard 8" since the introduction of Super-8, to distinguish it. The sprocket holes and frame size are smaller, and the film on the double-8 spool is 16mm. wide, run twice through the camera, and split lengthwise after processing.


Edited by Mark Dunn

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Thanks everyone for your response.

Feel like a bit of an idiot for not knowing they were the same! D'oh!

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