Thanks for the post Nicholas,
This is wonderful news. I read the blog to try to understand the issue
of the absence of an optical viewer (a real issue I think), and how
film is stabilized through pin registration.
I hope that this might resurrect the format!
Best,
M

On 12 November 2013 16:52, Nicholas Kovats <nkov...@gmail.com> wrote:
> A newly engineered Super 8 camera is set to debut in the spring of
> 2014. You read correctly. The first one in approximately 32 years.
> Developed by a Norwegian team represented by Lasse Roedtnes who has
> been posting updates with pictures on the cinematography forum.
> Metal/carbonate body with C-Mount and a manual threading path! In fact
> we initially thought they had copied the famous innards of the
> legendary Mekel Engineering SP-1 Super 8 camera. No optical
> viewfinder. Electronic only. Onboard digital audio recorder. Firmware
> upgrades.
>
> They will be soon launching a pre-order for the first ten cameras on
> Indegogo. Anticipated price is 2,695$ USD. We suspect that the first
> batch will be snapped up quickly by rental houses.
>
> Analog film keeps punching holes in the digital religion.
>
> Here is Lasse's latest post with a picture of the prototype, i.e.
> http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=60409&page=15. I
> have compiled an album with 8x photos of the prototype on my public
> UltraPan8 Facebook page, i.e.
> https://www.facebook.com/UltraPan8WidescreenFilm
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