Super 8: An Illustrated History

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It’s been two years since the revamped Super 8 camera was first scheduled to come out from Kodak. While that hasn’t materialized just yet (late 2020 is the latest guess), here’s a book to get you pumped up until then. Celebrating the history, legacy, and influence of the tiny home camera, Super 8: An Illustrated History is a coffee table book filled with lovingly shot photos of mid-century Super 8s in all their forms and iterations. 

The book follows the rise of the camera from its beginnings as a nifty home gadget that 1960s and 70s dads used for documenting Christmas mornings and family vacations to its adoption by artists and budding filmmakers (those cameras are still being used today and Kodak still makes Super 8 film). Interviews with filmmakers and pioneers of the technology give you an inside look at the appeal of this enduring DIY camera, filling you with plenty of ideas for what to commit to film (real, actual film) when the new Super 8 finally gets here. [via]

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