1930's VITASCOPE 16mm Hand Crank Movie Camera

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  1. dale1948

    dale1948 TPF Noob!

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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?

    Thanks


     
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    compur Been spending a lot of time on here!

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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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    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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