The end of Single-8 sales was announced

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The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by Muddy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:05 pm

Fuji Film announced the end of Single-8 at 2nd June.

Fuji stopped selling Single-8 Film, developing service in:

FUJICHROME R25N... March 2012
FUJICHROME RT200N... May 2010

Develop Service... September 2013

This is press release (in Japanese).

http://fujifilm.jp/information/articlead_0011.html

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by aj » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:46 pm

Any chance of announcement of new film-types in single-8? Was it not supposed to be that the bearer material is the trouble and not the format?
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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by super8man » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:11 am

Alas, all good things must come to an end...will the ZC-1000 cameras still command the high dollars?
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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by Will2 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:08 am

Alas, all good things must come to an end...will the ZC-1000 cameras still command the high dollars?
I'd love to get my hands on one of the ZC-1000's lenses for my 4008.

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by BK » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:42 am

super8man wrote:Alas, all good things must come to an end...will the ZC-1000 cameras still command the high dollars?
Yeah it's sad but not quite the end yet but a new beginning. I mean, how difficult would it be to load film into those single 8 carts? You can even do it yourself with the old carts. Any film can be loaded if some company are willing to slit it, but a shorter length because of the design of the cartridge to accomodate the polyester base.
Will2 wrote:I'd love to get my hands on one of the ZC-1000's lenses for my 4008.
Used the lenses ( Zoom and the 5.5mm wide ) on my 4008 with K40, colours are vibrant and contrasty compared to the Angenieux, made the film looked like Fujichrome.

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by pippin » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:53 am

How does the 4008 work in terms of auto and manual exposure when connected up to the 5.5 wide angle lens?

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by BK » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:57 am

You wouldn't get auto exposure of course but manual with the 4008 built in meter is spot on.

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by pippin » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:09 am

Presumably, it work like the ZC100, whereby a needle in the viewfinder indicates an optimum setting and the lens is manually adjusted to bring a further needle into alignment?

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by MIKI-814 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:13 am

Hey wait wait, Fuji says goodbye to Single-8 (R25N and RT200N) but it doesn't mean the death of Single-8!

Today most Single-8 filmstocks are not provided by Fuji, there are other suppliers out there and Single-8 carts are easily refilable as well... so no need to put the ZC1000's into the trashcan yet.

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by BK » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:15 am

Presumably, it work like the ZC100, whereby a needle in the viewfinder indicates an optimum setting and the lens is manually adjusted to bring a further needle into alignment?


Correct! That's how you meter with the 4008 on manual, same as the ZC1000.

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by Jim Carlile » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:42 am

There was an article in an old Movie Maker that talked about people who were filling single 8 cartridges with Kodachrome because they loved K II. I'll try to find it. There were some minor problems but it worked.

If there are still 9.5 guys around, then those single 8 "chargers" will work for a long time, too. Of course the problem is-- getting them back. It means home processing for whatever cartridges you want to keep, but I know people who have done that with magazine 8 so they can keep it going.

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by mondo77 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:00 pm

Retro Enterprises said they'd continue selling film (after Fuji extended their threat to withdraw however many years ago) so Retro X etc will continue

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by Ektagraphic » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:28 pm

It's too bad that another option has been taken off the table.

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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by T-Scan » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:10 pm

Even though Fuji had a better cart design, the cameras are hard to find, the stocks hard to get, and I have no idea about the processing. They never even offered Velvia. Just seemed like too much trouble. DS8 is much easier to deal with, no cartidge needed.
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Re: The end of Single-8 sales was announced

Post by MIKI-814 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:37 am

T-Scan wrote:Even though Fuji had a better cart design, the cameras are hard to find, the stocks hard to get, and I have no idea about the processing. They never even offered Velvia. Just seemed like too much trouble. DS8 is much easier to deal with, no cartidge needed.
It certainly has less options compared to Super8, but is fully available if you want to shot in Single-8. To name a few:

http://www.wittner-kinotechnik.de/katal ... ngle-8.php
http://www.super8.nl/english/e_frame_single8_type.html

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