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#1 Stuart C

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 05:46 PM

Hi,

Can anyone tell me the approx weight of a 14 minute 35mm film + reel in a solid flight case?

I know from a previous post the film on its own it's approximately 2 kg metric.

Thanks
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:36 PM

How heavy is the case? The film will be a very small fraction of the weight if it's in a flight case.
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#3 Sidney King

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:54 PM

For what it's worth, I've been shipping two 2000' reels in a standard 2-reel metal ICC case, and together the film and case weigh 24lbs.

Of course the vast majority of that is the case, so I wouldn't think a single reel would weigh much less. They also make plastic cases, I don't know how much lighter (or more expensive) they are, the metal 2 and 3-reel cases still seem to be the standard (the 3-reel case weighs 34 lbs).
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#4 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 06:37 AM

As a "rule of thumb", 35mm film is just under 5 pounds per 1000 feet. As noted, reels and shipping cases can be a substantial part of the shipping weight.
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