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#1 Matt Serrins

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 10:47 AM

Someone mentioned to me that the Kodak office in New York sells 16mm film on 200ft cores wound down from the 400ft loads, and that these are different from the A-Minima loads (b wind not a wind). Is this the case? Maybe John Pytlak or someone can confirm or deny this (I'm not in NYC so I can't go check, and I called the office but they only knew of the A-minima), but he was pretty adamant about this being possible. I'm considering the ACL, and obviously this would be easier than winding down myself or paying a lab. Thanks.

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#2 Mike Welle

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:00 PM

It's funny you should mention this because I saw your previous post on this and went to Kodak's site. There I found nothing about a 200' emulsion-in core. I have a new tactic. Until I get my camera reset (that's an "if and when" statement) I think I might buy fresh raw stock off Ebay on 400' cores and wind it down onto a 200' core--if it doesn't work--at least I'll have 200' of film still on the original core. Film on Ebay in 400' loads often goes for equal or less than an A-Minima load and it is B-wind. Just a thought. Saw 400' of 7205 new factory sealed go for $40.00 the other day. Try buying that at Kodak and see what you'll pay. Sometimes your gut tells you something by looking at a picture and seeing that nice orange tape sealing around the can--you know it's never been tampered with. Trust your gut...just like Stephen Colbert said. :)

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Someone mentioned to me that the Kodak office in New York sells 16mm film on 200ft cores wound down from the 400ft loads, and that these are different from the A-Minima loads (b wind not a wind). Is this the case? Maybe John Pytlak or someone can confirm or deny this (I'm not in NYC so I can't go check, and I called the office but they only knew of the A-minima), but he was pretty adamant about this being possible. I'm considering the ACL, and obviously this would be easier than winding down myself or paying a lab. Thanks.

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#3 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:20 PM

I think I might buy fresh raw stock off Ebay on 400' cores and wind it down onto a 200' core--if it doesn't work--at least I'll have 200' of film still on the original core. Film on Ebay in 400' loads often goes for equal or less than an A-Minima load and it is B-wind. Just a thought



REmenber that if you re-spool, you have to rewind before using, or the perfs will be on the wrong side. :>

If you just need a 200ft (more or less) load, why not just buy some from "stock options" or "certifed Film" or "dr. Rawstock" or such.

100-200 ft lenths are common in ends and generaly are a touch cheaprer than 200Ft + I have had good luck with Certified film.
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