|a question about my new camera. old camera. new old camera.
||[Nov. 3rd, 2004|07:23 pm]
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so, today i bought an old video camera, very much like this one. a bell & howell zoomatic "directors series." the camera seems to be in good condition, it has a damn fine looking lens on it. i'm really interested in using it...but they haven't made cameras like this since way before my time. i'm used to pressing a record button and then getting a video tape or digital file. hahaha. i am pretty sure that it works, because if i press the "run" button down the film that's still in it winds around as if it were recording. or, i think that's what it would be doing?
my question is, does anyone know how to use this camera? and where would i buy film for it? and where can you get 8mm film developed these days?
i just have no idea what's going on with this immensely cool thing i bought today. help!
edited to add: i was just thinking, too, is this sort of film okay to expose to light? because the whole side of the case flips down to expose the reels, is this going to ruin the film once its' been recorded on if i open it in the light?