Buying Super 8 Film
By James Grahame
I've had several queries about Super 8 film recently from people unable to find it at their local photo shop. The good news is that Kodak offers five different film stocks in Super 8, and relatively affordable processing is available from a number of film labs.
The easiest and least expensive way to buy Super 8 film in the USA and Canada is to order direct from Kodak at 1-800-621-3456. Here are the current American prices:
You can get S8 film developed at number of labs including Spectra, Pro 8 mm, and Yale in the Los Angeles area. If you're shooting Ektachrome 64T, the most affordable processing service is available through Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas ($10). It makes sense to send multiple cartridges in for developing at once to reduce postage costs. You should check out the various "all inclusive" packages offered by the labs, too. They give you a single price for the film, prepaid processing, and even video transfer.
Things are a tad more expensive in Europe. Andec Filmtechnik in Berlin offers film and processing to European filmmakers by mail order, while Londoners can visit the Widescreen Centre for film and supplies.