posted September 26, 2004 03:21 PM
I use a Elmo 16CL Xenon. It is not possible to get a Super 8 Xenon for a good price but 16mm is possible. The most important thing is you must buy a projector with a good lens. I have a zoom lens, a 20mm lens and a 35mm lens and only the last one has a raser sharp focus like my Super 8 GS1200 1.0 lens. A Friend of mine use a Eiki Xenon (it is also fine but I like my Elmo more). The Best machine I know is a Bauer Selecton. But they are very expensive and for this value you get a Xenon machine like Elmo or Eiki. You can also ask this question on the forum: http://www.16mmfilms.com/phrm/list.php?f=1
I am using a BAUER P8 PROFESSIONAL to play my 16mm prints. This machine is very reliable and there are nearly all replacement parts avialable, even today. Personally I do not recommend the Selecton series, because there are only a few replacement parts available for the Selecton series. The P8 PROFESSIONAL has been used in many, many schools here in Germany, as well as by the army and thus this machine can be purchased rather easily. The P8 Professional can play magnetic and optical sound and it does not make much noise.