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What is 'scratch' 35mm film?


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#1 Nooman Naqvi

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:17 AM

Film Emporium is selling it (scratch 35mm film) for 0.06 per feet. Is it developed?

I googled, but didnt find any info on it.
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#2 Mitch Gross

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:45 AM

It is stock considered unreliable and worthless to shoot with. It is for loading into mags to test for scratching. It may have been exposed to light or heat, be very old, irradiated or lord knows what else. It is not for shooting with.
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#3 Nooman Naqvi

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 12:04 PM

great. I wanted to buy it to practice loading film magazines in film changing bags. I'll go ahead and buy it.
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#4 Aleksandar Bracinac

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:28 AM

great. I wanted to buy it to practice loading film magazines in film changing bags. I'll go ahead and buy it.


Better take some old exposed negative just to save your money. In 2hrs of practice you will be professional loader ;)
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#5 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 04:22 PM

Don't buy it....you can probably get dummy rolls for free at a rental house. Just drop in to your closest rental house and ask them if they have a couple of dummy rolls that you can have.
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#6 Nooman Naqvi

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 04:31 PM

Thats a good tip. thanks guys
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#7 Mathew Rudenberg

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 05:46 PM

you know, you'd think they'd be giving you dummy load happily, but recently I've had a certain camera house be very stingy with it, despite obviously needing to scratch test the mags... I guess film is getting scarce.
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