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Agfa's 35mm motion film (Agfa Print CP 30), is it good?


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#1 Nooman Naqvi

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 10:56 AM

I recently learned that Agfa also makes 35mm motion film, which they sell in 2000, 4012 & 6036 ft. Question is, has anyone used it? Is it good?

http://www.agfa.com/...aprint_cp30.jsp
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#2 Nate Downes

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:31 AM

agfa went under 2 years ago... so I'm quite puzzled by this.

Following the link, that's print film, not movie film. It's what the final print to the theatre is made on. Not suited for MP work.

Edited by Nate Downes, 11 June 2007 - 11:33 AM.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 12:41 PM

As Nate said Agfa stopped making MP colour neg , in fact more than 2 years ago their XT 320 was a fantastic stock , but Kodak run them into the ground i am , a great shame .
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 12:41 PM

As Nate said Agfa stopped making MP colour neg , in fact more than 2 years ago their XT 320 was a fantastic stock , but Kodak run them into the ground i am , a great shame .
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 04:41 PM

Yes it has a good reputation. The film you mentioned is print stock not negative. Agfa still sell this and also soundtrack negative film.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 05:14 PM

I still wonder if any of the new film co's that have popped up int he past few years are going to try motion picture stocks. (Lucky, NHK, etc)
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 05:20 PM

Dai Nippon, not NHK. Got companies mixed up there.
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 07:34 PM

agfa went under 2 years ago... so I'm quite puzzled by this.
Following the link, that's print film, not movie film. It's what the final print to the theatre is made on. Not suited for MP work.

AgfaPhoto went under, not Agfa Gevaert.

The product si a colour print film, used to make theatrical prints, and is suposed to be popular in europe. The Negative films were dropped a few years back. As someone else mentioned, they do suposidly still sell sound recording film. All the stock they make these days is on polyester base.

There still are folks who are packing some of the still picture stock that AgfaPhoto had when the closed. Suposidly one firm is working on copying the B&W paper that AgfaPhoto used to make.

Every now an then you hear of some film for prints made in asia (india, China) and not sold outside the area. the negative film is so high tech, and is used in such small quanities compared to the print film, that I doubt it would be viable for a start up.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 04:51 AM

Agfa soundtrack film is still available in Europe. Both panchromatic and ortho 35mm. The Colour release print film is sold widely as well.

Regarding Asian film producers...
Lucky film makes 35mm B&W film called LUCKYPAN. I'm not sure about ENC2 film.
http://www.luckyfilm...oducts_2_1.html

Lucky also sell a print film ECP-2 process
http://www.luckyfilm...oducts_1_3.html

Wikipedia states that "Eastman Kodak and China Lucky Film signed a 20 year co-operation agreement"
http://en.wikipedia....hina_Lucky_Film


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 07:39 PM

Agfa soundtrack film is still available in Europe. Both panchromatic and ortho 35mm. The Colour release print film is sold widely as well.

Regarding Asian film producers...
Lucky film makes 35mm B&W film called LUCKYPAN. I'm not sure about ENC2 film.
http://www.luckyfilm...oducts_2_1.html

Lucky also sell a print film ECP-2 process
http://www.luckyfilm...oducts_1_3.html

Wikipedia states that "Eastman Kodak and China Lucky Film signed a 20 year co-operation agreement"
http://en.wikipedia....hina_Lucky_Film
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Right now, ALL Kodak professional motion-picture films are manufactured in the United States, and all are sensitized on Rochester's most state-of-the-art machines. Some still film products may be sourced out of China. Kodak continues to invest millions of R&D dollars per year in new and improved motion picture (Entertainment Imaging) FILM products.
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#11 Nate Downes

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:58 PM

And Kodak still makes some of the best film...

They really need to let people know. Every week I get people in the store that go "didn't they stop making film?"
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