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#1 Matthew Buick

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 06:22 PM

...Is fresh Cellulose Nitrate film still made?

Thank you for answering this rather unorthadox question.

Best Regards - Matthew Buick. :)
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#2 Matthew Buick

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 06:43 PM

EDIT: I just read up on it, it finished in 1951.

PHEW!!! :lol:

I found some mysterious film in my loft, I have a feeling it's 9.5mm.

Will this be made out of safety film?
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 06:59 PM

According to these sites, 9.5mm was always an amateur format using safety film.

http://www.oldfilm.o...mp_Kattelle.htm
http://members.aol.c...vicesPage6.html
http://www.nmpft.org...info/5.3.34.pdf
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#4 Matthew Buick

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:14 PM

DOUBLE PHEW!!! :lol:

My great-grandad did a lot of shooting in the 1970's, but I was under the impression that 9.5mm was from the 20's, 30's and 40's.

That's a relief, the film in in absolutely perfect condition, which made me worry that it was Nitrate.
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#5 Christian Appelt

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:53 PM

All sub-35mm formats were produced on safety base, except for very early 17.5mm formats that were cut down from 35mm stock.
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#6 Matthew Buick

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 04:56 PM

Thank God for that! :)
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