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#81 Mark Dunn

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 02:32 AM

I tried understanding MTF charts but I still don't completely get them. But I'm pretty sure that the x axis is resolution (line pairs). There is not too much difference in the x axis between K25 and E100D. The y axis implies that K25 is sharper, which is what we would expect, as it has thinner emulsion layers.

The scale is logarithmic, so the difference is quite a bit greater than it appears. It's hard to read but at 50 cycles K25 resolution is something like 50% higher.


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#82 Jon O'Brien

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 06:40 PM

Just chinagraph a crop line in the viewfinder if you can get to it.

 

Good idea. I used two strips of tape, top and bottom, on the ground glass of my Bolex S-16 to crop it to 2.35:1. That was really fiddly to put in place, and chinagraph would be much quicker, and still not scratch anything.


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#83 Gareth North

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 03:11 AM

Hi,

 

Thanks for the link to the test footage. Gives some idea how it would look in Super 16mm format and when professionally processed. The best shots are clearly when the sun is out I can't get over that yellow T shirt man and the Rose I think this stock is going to be just lovely to shoot with.

 

Someone mentioned this maybe is closer to 64T not that I got chance to shoot that as a 16mm guy and they have gone up the saturation scale a notch but not fully to the original 7285 territory which yes of course was called Very saturated and boy was it! But this is a nice compromise to keep everyone happy. I think the reason it continued in VS is that the original kodak film catalogues had Kodakchrome and Ektachrome as a choice and you could go normal colour pallet or fully saturated. The Kodachrome went leaving only the VS Ektachrome option. They tried reformulating and came up with 64T less VS but clearly never really happy with it hence it not lasting long and never hitting 16mm. They have finally reformulated properly and got something a nudge up from Neutral which as I say I think will please most people most of the time. After all the alternative reversal film is....?

 

Did anyone shoot the Agfa / Wittner Chrome 200D. I believe supply of that is nearly exhausted everywhere. I need to have a look at the one roll I shot with it this year. The Film Ferrarnia guys really missed there window to capitalise on there being no new Color Reversal didn't they!

 

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#84 ignacio benedeti

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:03 AM

Today, Saturday, Ektachrome Super-8 is in the Spanish newspapers. Inside, link also to a Super8 Ektachrome 1-minute trailer of my documentarie FERROL 7294, shoot last august: https://mimundoensup...ola-saluda.html


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#85 Doug Palmer

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 04:03 AM

I haven't yet tried the new Ektachrome.  Just wondering how it compares alongside the older 5285 / 7285.  Has anyone done a test for colour and sharpness etc on the same subject ?

 

I've been making a film using my freezer's 16mm 7285 so am curious if the footage will match well.


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#86 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:55 PM

I haven't yet tried the new Ektachrome.  Just wondering how it compares alongside the older 5285 / 7285.  Has anyone done a test for colour and sharpness etc on the same subject ?


It shares nothing with the older Ektachrome. They were unable to figure out a modern way to make the old stock. So they basically formulated a new stock that has similar properties, which is why it's taken such a long time. The new stock does look really nice, I've seen some projected and it has an Ektachrome look, but it's a more modern look to me.

I do think it will be a great stock for Super 8 people, but I don't think it will take off on any other format sadly. I would love to try some in 16mm.
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#87 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:32 PM

They only discontinued Ektachrome five years ago so I have a hard time believing they forgot how to make it, it probably looks the way they want it to look, for whatever reasons.


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#88 Samuel Berger

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:45 PM

They only discontinued Ektachrome five years ago so I have a hard time believing they forgot how to make it, it probably looks the way they want it to look, for whatever reasons.

 

I'm thinking that it depends on what happened to their supply chain in the last five years and whether they were happy with their Ektachrome at that time. I wasn't happy with their VNF, that's for sure.


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#89 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 12:57 PM

They only discontinued Ektachrome five years ago so I have a hard time believing they forgot how to make it, it probably looks the way they want it to look, for whatever reasons.


It's something to do with a certain component that's not being made anymore, or so I've been told.
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#90 Scott Pickering

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:56 PM

My understanding was Kodak ended up making the needed chemicals itself for the ones they could no longer outsource. My understanding is the film is basically identical to the old stuff, according to what people are saying about the look of it. I plan on picking up some rolls in all formats when the finally get stock on it all. First batch of stock has already sold out.


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