super8 news

A page with the latest gossip, news, techniques and changes in super8 [lab-] land. Here you find the '2014 news', the '2013 news', the '2012 news', the '2011 news', the '2010 news', and the the '2009 news'. On the last page you find the 'news archive' with articles from pre 2008. Last update February 1st 2015.


technicolor's 100th birthday
Color film today is very common for us but in the early days of cinema it was only something the film makers could wish for. 100 years ago the invention of technicolor film changed everything in history, if you click on the small image you can read a very nice article about technicolor. If you go here you can get info on the exhibition that the George Eastman House made on this subject.

[17 februari 2015].

super8manual super8manual
So you just started to work in super8? Or you just bought a super8 camera? Are you sure this is a super8 camera and not 8mm or single8? Well then this website is for you, a great manual for everyone that uses - or want's to use - super8 film.
[27 January 2015].
super8-lab New services/surcharges
From January 2015 there are some additional charges, here's a short list:
* pre-paid b/w films get a surcharge of €1,00 for each cartridge due to raised prices for chemistry.
* pre-paid colour reversal films get a surcharge of €0,50 for each cartridge due to raised prices for chemistry. If the pre-paid sticker is more than 1 year old the surcharge is €1,00/cartridge.
* pre-paid colour negative films get a surcharge of €1,40 for each cartridge due to raised prices for chemistry.
* editing new processed films onto larger reels cost €0,75 for each 50ft film, excluding the price for the larger reel. If you want a scan preparation the price for the work is €42,00 each hour.
* the lab charges €10 administration costs for sending your package via your own DHL, FedEx or UPS account.
All prices are excluding 21% VAT.
[27 January 2015].

Ferrania master roll
If you click on the small image on the left you will see a large image that shows what we call a 'master roll'. These rolls are general 115 cm wide and about 1200 meter long. This is the basic size in which emulsion is being produced. From this roll the final film formats are being cut down, from double8 and super8 to 70mm film. The picture you see here was originally posted by Film Ferrania on their Facebook page.
[16th January 2015].

kahl nc17

Kahl NC17 super8
A very special super8 cartridge, it can be used with daylight and with Tungsten light. The film is not suited for projection, the idea is that you scan the film after processing in order to achive a 60's look. The final result depends on the exposure, processing and scanning so be aware we offer this crazy film as 'art-film' for those who wish to try something different, aprox. 15 meter each cartridge.
I do not know what type of emulsion is inside as the manufactorer doesn't want to tell me, but I assume it will be Orwo or Agfa stock.

EI 50/17° for daylight [5500K, without filter]

pijl Including processing € 38.00 [each, excl. 21% VAT]

January 2015. This is an extra special super8 cartridge with colour reversal stock to achive special effects, if you like to take a gamble. I have not used this type of emulsion myself. To order this film just send an .

super8-lab Pages update
In the past weeks I've update the complete website. Here are the main changes:
* The prices of all products have been adjusted.
* I've added some new products.
* Visit this page and view all films we offer with processing.
* The general conditions have been updated.
* The most important change is that from today on the lab will only sell films with processing included.
That is because this lab does only exsists from processing 8mm and super8 films. Thank you for understanding. My advise for those people who want to purchase films in order to process them yourself I reccomend you to buy them straight from the manufactorer (that is also how we do it), or find an online shop.
[05 January 2015].

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