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Prices in the Wiki
When taking a look at the prices for used devices, you should also take a look at the timestamps:
- The prices for Single8-cameras dropped significantly in 2007-2009 after Fuji announced to axe its Fujichrome RT200N/R25N by 2010/2012. And the prices for Single8-cameras might decrease even further in the next years.
- The prices for Super8-cameras dropped when Kodak axed the Kodachrome 40 in 2005 and dropped even more when Kodak axed the Ektachrome 100D by the end of 2012. And the prices for Super8-cameras might decrease even further in the next years.
- Fuji's and Kodak's announcements also resulted in decreasing prices for splicers, editors, projectors... . However the loss in value is much lower than for cameras. And the prices for "top of the line"-projectors remained stable despite all those bad news.
- Some prices heavily depend on your location on this planet: E.g. cameras made in the USSR and Czechoslovakia are pretty common (=cheap) in the former Comecon-countries (including the now re-united Germany), while they're pretty rare (=expensive) in the USA and Canada. There are also some Italian or Japanese devices that are nearly unknown outside their countries of origin. Hence sometimes it's much cheaper to buy devices from a seller on another country or even continent than from one in your own country (despite the shipping costs).
- Prices for anamorphic lenses and attachments increased drastically the last years (as most of them could also be used in combination with video-cameras and beamers).
Update: Other formats
Important update: The Super 8 Wiki now contains equipment and information about other formats (i.e. Single8, 16mm, ...) as well, so please check the equipments' categories twice before buying non-super8-devices by mistake.
Important pages & categories
- Super 8 List by Manufacturer - special thanks to Anssi Puistot for allowing us to copy data from his original Super 8 list
- FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
- Comparison charts - articles and charts that compare equipment
- List by type: Cameras, Projectors, Splicers, Editor/Viewers, Accessories
- Film Stocks - List of current and discontinued film stocks
Repair and modification
- Repair - articles about fixing and improving movie cameras
- Festivals Events Fleamarkets - feel free to add a notice about your event
- Super 8 EKTACHROME 64T motion picture film exposed in old cameras - info for cameras built for K40
- Super 8 EKTACHROME 100D motion picture film exposed in old cameras - a list of the few cameras that will/might have problems with this filmstock
- Super 8 Cartridge Notch Ruler - to determine how your camera reads film speed notches
- Beaulieu 6008 to 9008 comparison - table of features across all these cameras
- Minolta XL-401/601 how to adjust meter, very easy to do yourself
- Leicina Special: Repair - tips on how to open the body and how to fix a loose zoom lens.
- Nikon 8x Super Zoom: Disassembly - including shutterless modification
- Manuals - some manuals that have been uploaded into the super8wiki