Super-8 film stocks, whats out there?

By Harmjan Heeling

NEWS: Ektachrome 100D, discontinued...! Kodak Vision3 50D will be available in January 2013. New on the market, check this out: ADOX PAN-X Reverso Super8

Did you know that there are more than 20 different stock available on the super-8 film market?!

SUPER 8 FILM STOCKS from Kodak, Fuji, Wittner, Pro8mm.com, Cinevia and Kahl Film. For excellent samples of stock, visit: www.westsiderfilm.com/clips.html and straight8 sample page. For 16mm. stocks check out for example orwona.com.

Color super-8 stock

ektachrome 100d Kodak Ektachrome 100D: Reversal film for motion imaging has a powerful ability to emulate reality and bring a story to life. Film is about depth; it's about nuance of color, flow of movement. Super 8 EKTACHROME 100D Color Reversal Film delivers the power of film. The film process is E-6. DISCONTINUED.

Ektachrome 100D for sale on eBay:

ektachrome 64tKodak Ektachrome 64T: This Super 8 mm format film offers excellent color reproduction, fine grain and high sharpness. EKTACHROME 64T Color Reversal Film 7280 is a 64-speed tungsten balanced film with outstanding reciprocity characteristics, which give consistent color balance over a wide range of exposures. The film process is E-6. DISCONTINUED


Super 8 VISION3 50DKodak VISION3 50D: NEW in 2013! Kodak VISION3 50D Film features unrivaled highlight latitude, flexibility in postproduction, and proven archival stability. The expanded dynamic range allows for increased creative control in the extremes of exposure, especially high contrast daylight exteriors. Process ECN-2.

Super 8 VISION3 500TKodak VISION3 500T: A high speed film featuring several technical innovations that deliver improved exposure latitude-so you can capture an amazing amount of shadow detail with noticeably lower grain, or rely on the extended highlight latitude and follow the action into bright light without worrying about blown-out details. Process ECN-2.

super 8 Kodak Vision3 200TKodak VISION3 200T: Performs superbly in both controlled interiors and in challenging high-contrast situations. Increased highlight latitude so you can move faster on set a pull more detail out of highlights. Reduced grain in shadows so you can push the boundaries of underexposure and still get outstanding results. KODAK VISION3 200T Color Negative Film 7213 delivers the image structure of a 100-speed film with the versatility of a 200-speed product, offering you the benefits of two films in one. Process ECN-2.

Vision3 for sale on eBay:

Fuji VelviaFuji Velvia 50 Daylight reversal : Tests have shown grain and sharpness to be similar to Kodachrome 40 film (and far superior to Ektachrome 64T). Color and latitude, however, are better than K-40, offering more detail in the shadows and saturation in every hue pushed to the extreme! Check out Cinevia's website for ordering and prices.

Pro8mm ASA 50 Daylight Negative :
Latitude 5-stops of fine grain saturated colors with full chrominance. Best used in full sun, without shadows. Reformatted from 5245

Pro8mm ASA 50 Daylight Negative:
Latitude 7-stops of extreme fine grain. Sharpest super 8 film available. Shows fine detail in both image and color for very natural reproduction. Great for shooting flesh tones when there is an abundance of daylight used. Reformatted from Vision2 5201.

Pro8mm ASA 100 Tungsten Negative :
Latitude 7-stops of extreme fine grain. Sharpest super 8 film available shows fine detail in both image and color for very natural reproduction. This is great for shooting flesh tones when there is an abundance of light. Reformatted from Vision2 5212.

Pro8mm ASA 250 Daylight Negative:
Latitude 7-stops of fine grain and saturated colors for full chrominance. Reformatted from Eterna 63 250 D.

Pro8mm ASA 400 Tungsten Negative :
Latitude 7-stops of fine grain. It can be easily saturated while maintaining the subtle contrasts of skin tone. Reformatted from Fuji Eterna 400T.

Pro8mm ASA 500 No Color Balance :
Latitude 10-stop moderate grain. This the first of a new generation of film designed specifically for digital Mastering. This film has an incredible ample color space to render good flesh tones under mixed lights. Pro8/99 is very forgiving to mixed lighting situations. Reformatted from 5299 (premium stock)

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Pro8mm on eBay (usually includes processing):

Wittner CHROME 100D, Color Reversal : Contains Kodak Ektachrome 100D (7285) Film.

Black & white super-8 stock

PLUS-XKodak Plus-X B&W Reversal: A medium-speed, panchromatic black-and-white film suitable for general exterior photography. It has a high degree of sharpness, good contrast, and tonal gradation. It can also be used in interior photography with ample artificial illumination. DISCONTINUED
TRI-XKodak Tri-X B&W Reversal: Offers finer grain and increased sharpness, and includes EASTMAN KEYKODE Numbers for easy cross-reference of shots in minutes, not hours. Reduced static support allows for a cleaner image throughout the filmmaking process.

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Kahl super 8Kahl Dokument 12ASA : High contrast b/w film suitable for docs, ads and art films.
Kahl super 8Kahl 21 B&W Negative 100ASA
Kahl super 8Kahl 24 B&W Reversal 200ASA
Kahl super 8Kahl 27 High Speed Negative 400ASA

Pro8mm ASA 10 B&W Reversal Film
Pro8mm ASA 100 B&W Reversal Film
Pro8mm ASA 200 B&W Reversal Film : Latitude 3-stops of moderate grain structure. Repackaged from Tri-X reversal film to include Pro8mm award winning processing.

Double super-8

Other hard to find stock like double super-8 (DS8):