Where To Find Regular 8mm Film
By James Grahame
Kodak still manufactures Super 8 film cartridges, but there are millions of older home movie cameras that need a steady diet of Regular 8mm film (also known as Standard 8mm or Double 8mm) on spools.
Luckily, John Schwind offers a variety of specially cut Kodak stocks to keep your vintage 8mm camera running. His prices are remarkably low - $10 for a 25ft spool of Cine-X 100 ASA B&W film, or $16 for Kodak's beautiful Ektachrome 100 D color reversal stock.
For the uninitiated, Regular 8mm film comes on 25 or 100 ft reels. The film is 16mm wide and you expose one half of the film before flipping it to expose the other half. The film is split down the middle after processing, leaving you with 8mm wide film strips that you can run through a projector.
Regular 8 cameras - even the beautiful Swiss-made Bolex H8 - often sell for next to nothing because their owners are under the illusion that film is no longer available.