New 16mm Camera

March 31st, 2005

No, I’m not abandoning super 8, just thought I might try my hand at 16mm. I wanted a Bolex H16, but couldn’t find any in my price range on eBay. After reading positive things about the Filmo on this site, I decided to go for a Bell and Howell 70DR. Jeff Jones calls this camera “the bowling ball”.

Jack Honeycutt was kind enough to supply some outdated Ektachrome reversal film, so I’m looking forwarded to shooting a test roll this spring. Anyone have suggestions for a test shoot?

UPDATE (2010): The 70DR was stolen from my downtown Portland office about two years ago. I tried replacing it with a Bolex, but I just didn’t bond with that camera. I will get back into 16mm at some point, but for now I’m just borrowing Tony’s Bolex when I need it.

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