8mm versus 16mm

From: David Tetzlaff (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Mar 02 2009 - 15:02:23 PST

I agree with the other Frameworkers: you don't want to touch the K2.

If you want to experiment in 16mm, remember the film is expensive.
It's about $35 to see 2 minutes and 45 seconds of black and white,
and closer to $50 to see 2 minutes and 45 seconds of color. So, you
want to treat that film nicely, and stuffing it into cartridges yadda
yadda is not a good plan. If you want an inexpensive 16mm camera,
define 'inexpensive' as the low end of something that takes standard
100' loads, is mechanically reliable, and won't scratch your film.
That would most likely be a Bell and Howell Filmo, specifically a
70DL or 70DR (earlier models have especially crappy finders and only
take the now unavailable double-perf film).

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