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#1 Jan Weis

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 11:42 AM

Hi,

I'm new in 16mm filmmaking and I came across two rolls of Kodak Ektachrome 7251(high speed film) for about 51$, I assume this film has been discontinued since I haven't seen it on kodak's website, never the less the film was stored properly in refrigerators since purchase so I assume it'll work great but the one thing I worried about is processing. So here's my question;

labs still process this film ?



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//Ozzball

Edited by ozzball, 27 February 2006 - 11:43 AM.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 11:49 AM

Hi,

I'm new in 16mm filmmaking and I came across two rolls of Kodak Ektachrome 7251(high speed film) for about 51$, I assume this film has been discontinued since I haven't seen it on kodak's website, never the less the film was stored properly in refrigerators since purchase so I assume it'll work great but the one thing I worried about is processing. So here's my question;

labs still process this film ?
Thanks

//Ozzball


Some labs may still offer VNF-1 processing. However, 7251 was discontinued well over a year ago, so any film you have may be getting up in age. If it's been refrigerated in its original packaging, it may only have a bit of fog from ambient radiation (look for a decrease in the density of the black areas and some increased graininess). Best not to push-process old film.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 11:56 AM

Some labs may still offer VNF-1 processing. However, 7251 was discontinued well over a year ago, so any film you have may be getting up in age. If it's been refrigerated in its original packaging, it may only have a bit of fog from ambient radiation (look for a decrease in the density of the black areas and some increased graininess). Best not to push-process old film.



I apreciate your answer John, I feel slightly relieved but unfortunetly I can't seem to locate a lab that process this film, so can anybody be kind enough to point me in the right direction?


Thanks once again!

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:02 PM

I apreciate your answer John, I feel slightly relieved but unfortunetly I can't seem to locate a lab that process this film, so can anybody be kind enough to point me in the right direction?
Thanks once again!

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Kodak does have an on-line lab directory that processing lists services offered. Unfortunately, we depend on the labs keeping us up-to-date on their services and contact information, so some labs that listed VNF-1 may have discontinued that process as the film supply has been depleted over the last year:

http://www.kodak.com...=0.1.4.17&lc=en

http://www.kodak.com....1.4.17.4&lc=en

Some have added E-6 processing.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:54 PM

Kodak does have an on-line lab directory that processing lists services offered. Unfortunately, we depend on the labs keeping us up-to-date on their services and contact information, so some labs that listed VNF-1 may have discontinued that process as the film supply has been depleted over the last year:

http://www.kodak.com...=0.1.4.17&lc=en

http://www.kodak.com....1.4.17.4&lc=en

Some have added E-6 processing.



Fortunetly I found atleast one lab ( www.pac-lab.com ) that process this film, I have sent them an email to make sure they can confirm this and when Its replied I'll make sure to post answer in this thread.


Thanks once again for the help, John!


//Jan

Edited by ozzball, 27 February 2006 - 12:57 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:17 PM

I found another lab which process VNF, just want to add it here for future referense:

http://www.fordelabs...s_color_rev.htm


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:37 PM

Both labs have a good reputation for offering specialized processes.
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