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#1 Nooman Naqvi

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 10:41 PM

I know this sounds like a really silly question but I wanted to know weither the film stock I have is 16mm or Super 16mm? (newbie film student here). I havent opened the film can.

"Fuji 64D 8622 Color Negative Film - 16mm 400ft"
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 12:29 AM

Nearly all 16mm negative stock is supplied single perf, which is suitable for both standard 16 and super 16.

(Double perf of course is only useable as standard 16.)

You can bea absolutely certain if you look again at the label on the can. You should see a red and white sticker saying something like "1R-7.605 B"

The 1R says it has one row of perforations (that is, single perf, on one side only).
7.605 is the pitch (in mm) between each perforation: it's neg pitch, not positive pitch which is slightly longer)
B says it is B-wind: the perfs will be on the same side as the sprockets in your camera (that's kind of useful!).
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 06:07 PM

Great. Thank you. This really helps :)

my film can says "1R-7.605 B". Which as you've explained me is Super 16mm (one row/side of perforations).
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 09:25 PM

my film can says "1R-7.605 B". Which as you've explained me is Super 16mm

OK, you are in business with that stock. . .

But just to be precise (again), it's not the stock that is "super 16", it is the gate in the camera. Single perf stock is fine for standard 16 and super 16 cameras - in fact for all cameras except a very few very old double sprocketed cameras.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 10:30 AM

got it :) Thank you. This helps alot.
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