Paid Members Chris B Posted June 4, 2021 Author Paid Members Share Posted June 4, 2021 (edited) 6 hours ago, chokeout said: What lenses are on it? I had the same terror when i was shooting stills on film again with a fully manual camera. Bottled it at first and just cheated and set everything to sunny 16 so i could at least have some usable shots but thats the fun of film I believe it's a f 1:1.8, 1 mm - f 1.2.8, 36 mm. It's a beauty of a little thing - I'll add some photos below. I've got a place that specialises in vintage cameras nearby - I went there (to buy 8mm film) and the guy was really helpful and explained a lot about what I'm doing. Turns out the focus is stuck on infinite, which isn't great - I'm going to get out my jewellery screwdriver set and try and loosen some of the screws to try and get it moving again, as otherwise, it's in perfect working order. 5 hours ago, Chest Rockwell said: I have so little idea what you are talking about but it sounds very cool. Okay, so, I'm taking part in the Straight 8 challenge again. You have to film on a cartridge of Super 8 film - which means no editing, no deleting, etc. You shoot in sequence until your film is complete, and then you send it in as your submission (with a separate soundtrack. I've bought this camera to use this year: And here's my entry from last year (my first time ever trying to use it) - it's 3 minutes 20 seconds, because that's how much film is on the cartridge. This year, I was given someone's old 1956 8mm film camera - it predates Super 8 and works on old 8mm film reels. I also managed to track down the relevant projector. I've decided to use it in my entry for Straight 8 this year. It'll be set in the late 60s, with a guy taking some images with an 8mm camera that turns out to be haunted - the footage shows a demonic figure that wasn't there when he was filming. So my (ridiculous) plan is to shoot part of the film on the 8mm camera, get it processed and then project it. And then film THAT with the Super 8 camera, as the main character looks at the footage. Edited June 4, 2021 by Chris B Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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