1930's VITASCOPE 16mm Hand Crank Movie Camera

dale1948

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Anyone here have actual experience with this camera?

All comments appreciated.

I just purchased one off ebay and it's in the mail now.

Can I use the daul 8mm (16mm perforated on both sides) in this camera or do I have to use 2R regular 16mm film?

I only want to use it to shoot novelty B&W movie shorts. What film do you recommend?

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I'm not really much of a cinematographer but ...

I would think the camera needs 2R film but I would wait until you check it before buying the film to be sure.

I don't know about using Double 8. It isn't exactly the same as 16mm. It has twice as many perforations for one thing.
 
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I'm not really much of a cinematographer but ...

I would think the camera needs 2R film but I would wait until you check it before buying the film to be sure.

I don't know about using Double 8. It isn't exactly he same as 16mm. It has twice as many perforations for one thing.

Thanks for the reply.
I had wondered about the perforations on the double 8.

I think I remember someone saying they make a perforation tool to convert modern 16mm into 2R. I have lots of film but none of it is 2R.
 

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Too cool. Now all you one of these to complete the set.
 

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