Kodak disc camera suggestions

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    I've recently acquired a kodak disc camera with a wide angle adapter and three discs of film. I've found somewhere that will develop it for a reasonable price ($9 a disc including prints). I've never used one of these before, so I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions or input about possible quirks with this camera. Also looking for ideas for what to shoot on this film, to maximize the low-fi weirdness of the disc format. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks.
     
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    I saw them when I was a teenager but have absolutely no idea what they would do. I expect that it is the same film that they used in their other cameras at the time whatever that was. Its going to be a small neg so I'd Wouldn't expect too much.
     
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    See if they'll cross process it. ;)
     
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    I thought of that too! It's print film. Maybe I should experiment more with cross processing before trying that.

    I only have two disks of film. One is exposed. I don't know if I'll have it developed though, because I always end up with a really creepy feeling after developing ancient mystery film.
     
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    Oooo! It came with film? Moral dilemma!:mrgreen:
     
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    I thought about this for more than two minutes (about four, actually, then my head felt like it was going to explode). Can you imagine viewing a slide show of disc film?:lol:

    Thinking about what mysteryscribe said, I found out that disc film uses different chemistry: C41a. I haven't been able to find any information on it, though, and I have no idea how it would react to E6 or even C41 chemistry.

    There might be family members on the exposed film, so I should probably get it developed. Getting old film developed always gives me the heeby-jeebies, because you never know who will be on it or what they will be doing.
     
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    Family porn now there would be a shock... I had no idea aunt Sarah was that athletic. hanging my head in shame... devil made me do it.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I remember disc film results being even yuckier than 110 film results, but it's been a loooonng while...

    Anyways, check out here:

    http://www.rockymountainfilm.com/disc.htm

    "Some color shift usually occurs. Results vary from fair to excellent quality. More than 95% of the films we process have fair or better results. (See also, "Notes" section below.)"

    As for processing...

    "Service Time - This film is processed on a volume basis, so turn around time varies. Please allow between three and twelve months for processing and return." :lol:
     
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    Shoot something that you want to have lots of grain in the image. That's my only memory of that failed format. Very tiny negatives, very large grain.

    I bought an 8mm movie camera, which came with a roll of exposed film. I never had it processed, but of course I still have it in the freezer. :er:
     

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