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koadak brownie 8mm camera and film

Post by bongobong » Tue May 21, 2002 5:05 pm

i just bought an old kodak brownie 8mm movie camera at the goodwill i work at. the camera works and i was wondering if there is any place i can get film for it and a manual [as the person who donated it, didn't have it]. i emailed kodak asking for help, but i figure i'll get more help from people on this site.

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goodwill?

Post by wahiba » Tue May 21, 2002 5:57 pm

http://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/ if you are in the UK

What is a 'Goodwill' I reckon it is another for the anglo-American dictionary but my guess is a charity shop, of which we have plenty here. Unfortunately the supply of 8mm cameras from that source seems to have dried up of late - I think they are beginning to appear on eBay now.
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Re: goodwill?

Post by mIke » Tue May 21, 2002 6:57 pm

the supply of 8mm cameras from that source seems to have dried up of late - I think they are beginning to appear on eBay now.
Perhaps this one ? 8O http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1345827361

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Re: koadak brownie 8mm camera and film

Post by Split8mm » Thu May 23, 2002 11:24 pm

bongobong wrote:i just bought an old kodak brownie 8mm movie camera at the goodwill i work at. the camera works and i was wondering if there is any place i can get film for it and a manual [as the person who donated it, didn't have it]. i emailed kodak asking for help, but i figure i'll get more help from people on this site.
Well, I don't know about the manual, but you can certainly still get film for it. If the camera is a super8, you can buy film and have it processed directly from Kodak. If the camera is a regular8 (aka: double run 8, split 8, etc.), there are a number of sources here in the states or abroad to purchase from. I buy my film from http://www.chamblesscineequip.com/ They also sell prepaid mailers that you can use to send to Kodak for processing. Hope this helps!

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Post by Guest » Fri May 24, 2002 2:56 pm

how do i tell if the camera takes super8 film? all i know, is that its reel to reel. i just got into this hobby, and i don't really know that much. i did recieve an email back from kodak saying they don't make film for it [probably meaning its not super8]. on the camera itself, it says kodachrome, so i'm guessing thats they type of 8mm it takes. if i can get a picture of the inside, do you think you could tell?

thanks for you help and the link to the film supplier.

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Post by bongobong » Fri May 24, 2002 2:59 pm

forgot to login when i typed the reply above. sorry if i onfused any of you.

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Brownie Movie II

Post by yoda » Sat May 25, 2002 10:06 pm

We just got into pretty much the same boat. A friend and I purchased a Kodak Brownie Movie II camera. As best I can tell, it takes 8mm film, not super8, and has two reels inside the camera, though I have no idea how to tell things like double-sided film (that you split, correct?) or anything like that.

The camera was $5 at a local flea market, and we found some projectors and such on ebay, as well as a multitude of different film types. From what I've read, it looks like it takes Kodachrome Fim Type A, if this means anything to anyone.

Just to check, as far as I know, the process goes: load film into camera, shoot, develop film, project film, yes? I know the camera goes at 18frames per second, and likewise the projector, and I read that the film goes by at something like 12 feet per minute? Does this mean that the 25ft rolls of film are only 2 minutes and 5 seconds long?

All of what I put here, I've found by just wandering around the internet, so any of it may be wrong. If you know better than me, please let me know.

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Brownie Movie II

Post by yoda » Sat May 25, 2002 10:40 pm

We just got into pretty much the same boat. A friend and I purchased a Kodak Brownie Movie II camera. As best I can tell, it takes 8mm film, not super8, and has two reels inside the camera, though I have no idea how to tell things like double-sided film (that you split, correct?) or anything like that.

The camera was $5 at a local flea market, and we found some projectors and such on ebay, as well as a multitude of different film types. From what I've read, it looks like it takes Kodachrome Fim Type A, if this means anything to anyone.

Just to check, as far as I know, the process goes: load film into camera, shoot, develop film, project film, yes? I know the camera goes at 18frames per second, and likewise the projector, and I read that the film goes by at something like 12 feet per minute? Does this mean that the 25ft rolls of film are only 2 minutes and 5 seconds long?

All of what I put here, I've found by just wandering around the internet, so any of it may be wrong. If you know better than me, please let me know.

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Post by bongobong » Sun May 26, 2002 2:10 am

yeah, i don't know about the film type. i'm currently waiting for people to email me back about it. the crappy thing is that the film is expensive and i don't have any money [poor college student].

the camera i got had film in it, but i didn't know it until i opened it up. i don't know what split film is, but one side of the film was dark brown [that goes toward the lens] and the other side was a kakhi color.

i didn't know the frame rate, the camera didn't have the manual with it. at least i know that if i want to buy a projector.

also don't know about the feet per minute thing. i keep looking at the hand winder and wonder how reliable a rate it sets stuff.

sorta new to all this, so sorry if i seem like i'm lost.

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Kodak Brownie 8mm and film

Post by walter » Sun May 26, 2002 10:21 am

Pls. supply a picture of your camera, there were several types of Brownies produced. All Brownies used regular-8 cine film, the frame rate is 16 fps, and there is no sound recording this is all I can tell you without having seen a picture your camera.
My Brownie was made at Kodak-Germany in 1932, it is still working and I sometimes shoot a roll of b/w regular-8 cine film just for fun or just to irritate video freeks (they have to change their equippment every 5 years or so). Film is still available from a view sources, development might be a problem as I do not know the laboratories in UK.
Sorry I do not have manuals for Brownies myself.
Fresh film (Fomapan R100 b/w R8 10m/roll) I can sell at EUR 10,- per roll, postage to UK included, processing excluded!

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my brownie

Post by yoda » Sun May 26, 2002 8:44 pm

Mine is a Brownie Movie II, and it looks like this one:

Ebay item #1354897202
Now, we just won the auction for this:
Ebay item #1354023577
which is a projector (hopefully) for this camera.
Are all brownie projectors compatible with all brownie cameras? I mean, do you know if this thing definitely will work for us?

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Post by Guest » Mon May 27, 2002 10:24 am

You are OK. The camera matches the projector. They only use regular 8mm film, which comes as 16mm film with an extra sprocket. After processing it is split down the middle and the two ends joined together to make 50 feet.

Kodak have not marketed film for it for years. However, they do still sell it in bulk, 400 feet at a time, 20 rolls etc. to a apecialist who then cuts it up for use in cine cameras. I think it is sold under the 'Cinechrome' banner, but I am not sure. Being Kodachrome 40 matched for artifical light only it needs a filter which means it is then rated at 25asa. Even so it still has to returned to a specialist for processing, either Kodak in Switzerland or somewhere in the USA.

Otherwise search out black and white or ektachrome both of which can be home processed, believe I have done it, or by any lab that does 16mm film.

If you follow the links from this site you will probably find someone selling regular 8mm film of one kind or another in your neck of the woods.

Check out my site for some pictures of the different film types, and examples of my home processing! - in colour (26 years ago) and black and white (last week)

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Post by wahiba » Mon May 27, 2002 10:27 am

On a different computer and forgot to log in.

My site is on the signature.
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