I prefer 16mm; I originally got into Super 8 because it was the guage at that time, standard 8 was on its way out. Due to the restrictions of my living room, where I watch my films, to fill a 50 inch screen with my Eumig, I had to have the lens at maximum aperture. The edges of the picture were always slightly out of focus. Maybe it's because toy projectors were sold with Standard 8 film, that I always looked on the 8mm guage as not much more than a toy; the poor mans cine, although a poor man couldn't afford it. The quality of the prints was variable, and I didn'y like films being edited, or having the original titles replaced. Although there was something in the catalogues to suit all tastes, you were restricted by what the distributors wanted to issue. With 16mm there are no restrictions; in theory, you could obtain any title from the 1920s to around 2006.