Thanks for that, Andrew. You are absolutely right about reversal stock. You can get it for super 8 ( but its not kodak ) and get it process paid if you want, but the problem I found then was the speed rating ( ASA/DIN ) of the film. I know there are plenty of good, used, super 8 cine cameras out there, but most have automatic speed recognition and auto exposure. The film stock I looked at didn't have the same rating as the old stuff we used to buy in the slot-in cartridges and the results are going to be either over or underexposed depending on which speed you buy. Only a handful of super 8 cameras can handle modern reversal speeds automatically ( theres a list of them somewhere on the net ) and ideally you need one with manual settings.
Also it occurred to me that after shooting and processing ten rolls of film you have spent the equivalent of a canon legria hf g40 or a panasonic 4k . The former is regarded as a semi-pro camera and gives superb results. So do the panasonics , but it is not the same. It just sits silently in your hand and only a small red light in the view finder gives you any indication that you are 'filming'. The krasnogorsk is clockwork and when you pull the trigger it whirrs away reassuringly and you feel like you're actually shooting! I love it. I just wish film stock wasn't so expensive. Then,of course, there is the sound. Even the built-in mic on the canon gives great results and an external mic can be plugged in if need be, so no problem with recording sound. Can't say the same for film, but never the less, every time I pick up the krasnogorsk I want to go filming with it. I can't say the same for the canon. Goodness knows why.