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EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film 7251


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#1 Will Montgomery

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 11:14 PM

I just ran across a reference to this emulsion on the web... is it still available from Kodak? An asa 400 daylight reversal film?

Has anyone used it in 16mm?

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"EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film 7251 (16 mm) and EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film 2253 (ESTAR Base) are very high-speed, color reversal camera films that are intended for photography under very low-level daylight illumination or under other light sources using proper filtration. They have a medium degree of sharpness. Among their many applications are color news photography, sporting events, industrial photography using existing light, and color instrumentation applications. The processed original camera film is ready for projection; and because it is balanced for projection at 5400 K, it is suitable for television broadcasting. Also, color duplicates can be made on EASTMAN EKTACHROME Print Film 7399."
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#2 Jonathan Benny

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 11:32 PM

I just ran across a reference to this emulsion on the web... is it still available from Kodak? An asa 400 daylight reversal film?
"EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film 7251 (16 mm)


I believe 7251 has been discontinued.

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#3 Clive Tobin

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 06:11 PM

I believe 7251 has been discontinued.
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Also it was kinda ugly, grainy and contrasty and required the VNF process which is getting hard to find. Also the 7399 print film is discontinued.
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#4 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 07:39 PM

I believe 7251 has been discontinued.

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Yes, it was discontinued quite some time ago. Any remaining stock is probably showing age effects by now.
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#5 Marty Hamrick

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 04:46 PM

Has anyone used it in 16mm?


I have used it in sports filming back in the 80's.The high speed was nice for overcranking, I found that the daylight balance worked out well for a variety of lighting conditions in sports.Mercury vapor and sodium type lights.

Don't suppose there's much use for it now.It's not a pretty stock.

Edited by Marty Hamrick, 19 September 2006 - 04:47 PM.

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