Now if they’d just reintroduce a color reversal stock…

(Shot a little Wittnerchrome this summer, and it’s not a bad tool, but it’s not 
Kodachrome or even the final Ekta 64T…)

R.

On Jan 8, 2016, at 2:18 PM, Nicholas Kovats <nkov...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yup.
> 
> There is a brand new Super 8 camera introduced by Kodak and it is
> projected to be available in fall 2016, i.e.
> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-07/new-kodak-super-8-concept-camera-first-look-video
> 
> Kodak saw the Logmar Super 8 camera back in Cinegears 2015 and a
> prelimiary deal was made with the Danish father and son engineering
> team to design both the hardware and software for the forthcoming
> series of Kodak Super 8 camera systems.
> 
> The original inspiration as per Kodak's interest, i.e.
> http://www.logmar.dk/. The new Kodak Super 8 camers will share
> attributes of the original Logmar S8 camera. I have the only one in
> Canada. Kodak has now dropped any reference to the Logmar name on
> their web site. It has been speculated that there is now an
> "exclusivity agreement" in place. Kodak also contracted a famous
> designer for the overall look, color and button shapes that is Yves
> Béhar. He is the founder and principal designer of Fuseproject, i.e.
> http://www.fuseproject.com/. Gotta have the new camera's power button
> match Apple esthetic.
> 
> Speculation and rumour are rife at the moment but the following
> products and/or services have been announced as part of the new Kodak
> eco-system initiative.
> 
> 1. Dec 21/15 P-200 Film Cleaning System, i.e.
> 
> http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/corp/Press_center/KODAK_Introduces_Innovative_Film_Cleaning_System/default.htm
> 
> "The KODAK P-200 system consists of a compact machine that measures
> only 31w x 21d x 51h inches with touchscreen controls for navigating
> the operating modes. It uses KODAK HFE 7200 Film Cleaner Solution, an
> environmentally safe solvent with a zero ozone depleting
> classification, and a very low toxicity rating (near zero). Adding to
> the system's efficiencies, Kodak is offering the solvent in low
> quantities for the first time, eliminating the need to invest in large
> orders of film cleaning supplies."
> 
> 2. Jan. 06 - Logmar designed Super 8 Camera w/ Yves Béhar designer "accents" 
> :)
> 
> - high end will be metal construction at approx $1000 US (2000 units).
> - lower end plastic model approx $499/$700 US.
> 
> Some preliminary specifications, i.e.
> http://www.newsshooter.com/2016/01/06/kodak-goes-back-to-the-future-and-announces-a-new-super-8-film-camera/
> 
> FILM GAUGE
> SUPER 8 ( EXTENDED MAX-8 GATE )
> 
> FILM LOAD
> KODAK CARTRIDGES WITH 50 FT (15 M)
> 
> SPEED
> VARIABLE SPEEDS (9, 12, 18, 24, 25 FPS) ALL WITH CRYSTAL SYNC
> 
> LENS MOUNT
> C-MOUNT
> 
> FOCAL LENGTH
> FIXED / 6 MM, 1:1.2 – RICOH LENS (OPTIONAL ZOOM 6-48 MM LENS )
> 
> FOCUS / APERTURE
> MANUAL FOCUS & IRIS
> 
> VIEWFINDER
> 3.5? DISPLAY THAT HAS A STANDARD DEFINITION VIDEO INPUT AND SUPPORTS
> SWIVEL +/- 45 DEGREES
> 
> EXPOSURE
> EXPOSURE CONTROL
> CARTRIDGE DETECTION (SPEED NOTCH)
> BUILT-IN LIGHT METER FOR SUPPORTED SPEEDS OF ALL KODAK FILM TYPES
> MANUAL SPEED / MANUAL IRIS SETTING
> 
> POWER SUPPLY
> BATTERY & CHARGER
> INTEGRATED BATTERY AND CHARGER VIA STANDARD USB WALL ADAPTER
> 
> CONTROL PANEL / SETTINGS
> CONTROL PANEL VIA VIEWFINDER 3,5? TFT LCD
> 
> SETTINGS
> VIA JOG WHEEL AS USER INTERFACE
> 
> 3. A new Kodak processing lab in New York.
> 
> 4. One stop shop model whereby consumers can purchase film stock,
> process and a digital scan (allegedly 4K) from Kodak. Customer's will
> take delivery of said digital scan via the internet and Kodak will
> ship the original S8 negative with a S8 print. That is not a typo and
> we are are attempting to officially confirm the print delivery. Total
> package price is rumoured to be $50-$75 US. Longtime Kodak small
> format partner Pro8mm in California has been making inquiries
> regarding purchase of a 2nd hand contact printer from the Cinelicious
> post house.
> 
> 5. The Kodak CEO has been stating that there are additional
> post-production tools forthcoming.
> 
> I suspect that the hipsters will adopt this "retro" camera and drive
> up 2nd Super 8 camera prices. Should I hold onto my beautiful high end
> Super 8 machines? Quietly ride this mini-film explosion? Or just keep
> filming? :)
> 
> Film Forever.
> 
> Nicholas Kovats
> Toronto
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