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#1 Trevor Greenfield

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 02:10 PM

Would anybody happen to have a scrap piece of exposed 35mm, maybe 50' or so, that I can practice loading this beast? I'll gladly paypal you money for shipping and give you a special thanks in my next short :) Thanks, Trevor.
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#2 Nathan Milford

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 05:11 PM

Give Kodak a call.

They usually will give out a roll of expired film or a roll in a dented can for free. You might also be able to just ask for a sample roll of a particular stock and use that.

Fuji will typically do the same.
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#3 Trevor Greenfield

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 05:51 PM

Thanks Nathan, will give Kodak a call tomorrow morning. :)
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#4 Jon Kukla

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 06:48 PM

You could also probably try local camera houses or labs if it's easier.
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#5 Trevor Greenfield

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 07:32 PM

:D Theres no labs for 300 miles from here
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#6 Paul Bruening

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:42 AM

Hello,

You can also get short ends (200' or so) for $0.10 a foot from someone like DRGROUP (www.thedrgroup.com). Google them and give them a call.

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#7 Trevor Greenfield

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 04:49 PM

I called kodak LA and they are sending me a little practice bit of 35mm, and also a new price list (my last one was from before the price change). BTW the marketing dept is very friendly.


Hello,

You can also get short ends (200' or so) for $0.10 a foot from someone like DRGROUP (www.thedrgroup.com). Google them and give them a call.

Paul



Good to know. I've quite enjoyed the "still chilled when it arrives from Kodak" situation, but because this is a short Im going to have to save as much $$$ as possible, so I may elect to do short ends. I only have 400' mags anyway. Thanks.
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