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#1 Mark Heim

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:56 PM

Hello,

I am shooting a short film next month on 35mm. We found a great deal on some 5248 100T, but I'm worried as to if it's still okay to shoot. We are planning to shoot a test next week to compare it to the Fuji 250D. I've heard since the 48 is a lower speed film it will last much longer than say a 500asa stock. I'm just not sure if its worth the risk. Any advice on the stock would be great. Also, how does the 48 push?

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#2 Rob Featherstone

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:25 PM

Hi:

I'd recommend spooling off 60 feet or so and seing if the lab will process it and check for fogging.

I shot a short film with 7245 push one stop and it looked great. I imagine 5248 would handle a one stop push just fine.
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#3 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:31 AM

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:41 AM

Hello,

I am shooting a short film next month on 35mm. We found a great deal on some 5248 100T, but I'm worried as to if it's still okay to shoot. We are planning to shoot a test next week to compare it to the Fuji 250D. I've heard since the 48 is a lower speed film it will last much longer than say a 500asa stock. I'm just not sure if its worth the risk. Any advice on the stock would be great. Also, how does the 48 push?

Thanks


5248 keeps very well under proper refrigerated storage conditions. In general, slower films are less affected by ambient radiation like gamma rays.

If the film has not been refrigerated, might have been x-rayed, or is more than two years old, you should have your lab run a "clip test" on each roll to be sure there is no significant fogging. Better yet, run a picture test to be sure you see no increase in graininess or loss of speed/contrast.

5248 responded well to a push-1 process.
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