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#1 grantsmith

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:01 AM

Hello,

I picked up a roll of this film cheaply assuming it was some kind of tri-x b+w. It seems to be (I'm guessing) some kind of microfilm like which you get in libraries.

As it is 16mm I was hoping to use it in my camera though I don';t seem to be able to find an ASA number.

Does anyone know what the ASA is and what I'd be looking to expect if I tried it in a movie camera?

I'd also be interested in actually knowing what it is

I couldnt really find much about it on google. There dosnt seem to be a stock number either (unless 1456 is it)

Thanks,


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#2 Dan Horstman

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:54 AM

As far as I know, microfilm has no perforations so it can't be shot in a 16mm camera. Wish it did though...it would be fun to play with.
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 12:53 PM

Hello,

I picked up a roll of this film cheaply assuming it was some kind of tri-x b+w. It seems to be (I'm guessing) some kind of microfilm like which you get in libraries.

As it is 16mm I was hoping to use it in my camera though I don';t seem to be able to find an ASA number.

Does anyone know what the ASA is and what I'd be looking to expect if I tried it in a movie camera?

I'd also be interested in actually knowing what it is

I couldnt really find much about it on google. There dosnt seem to be a stock number either (unless 1456 is it)

Thanks,
GRant


Information about Kodak microfilm products:

http://www.kodak.com...crofilmsProduct

Many microfilms are unperforated, or don't have motion-picture perfs.
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#4 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 07:57 PM

I'd also be interested in actually knowing what it is
I couldnt really find much about it on google. There dosnt seem to be a stock number either (unless 1456 is it)

1456 is a code for "SILVER HALIDE MICROFILM: 16mm FINE GRAIN 1456, (ESTAR base)." acording to a state contrct I Picked up from Google.

IF it is perforated try starting at ASA 10-25 and expect fairly high contrast..

If it is not in the original box, (which should have a label from Kodak or "recordak") you are probaly wasting time. The box should have the lenth, and you may find up to 215 feet on a 100 ft microfilm spool (which WILL fit a movie camera- even though it is plastic) as Microfilm can be on a thin base.

(The only time anyone ever paid me to shoot film, it was microfilm)
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 02:13 AM

Most microfilms are unperforated so you probably won't be able to use it in a MP camera but you could check to be sure. There are some other uses for it, users of sub-mini format still cameras (tiny spy cameras) sometimes like to use microfilms. I have a Kiev 303 that I shoot 16mm microfilm in, then develope it in a low contrast developer to get a more normal contrast range.

Edited by David A Venhaus, 19 August 2006 - 02:16 AM.

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