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#1 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 07:46 PM

I used to shoot film much more often but for a long time have been shooting
mostly video or quite a lot P2 (okay not film but not tape.)

I have some small projects that I would like to do with 16 mm. color negative and
possibly one with 35 mm. color negative.

There seem to be a lot of places that sell film online, brand new film never opened,
recans, short ends.

I think that for tests I might like to buy the latter two and buy brand new unopened
for the actual projects.

Do people have any recommendations for favorite and reliable places from which to
buy film? Do many of you buy from different places depending on the price or do
some of you want to buy from the manufacturer no matter what? Thanks!
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#2 Paul Bruening

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:30 PM

DRGroup: http://www.thedrgroup.com/Film.htm
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#3 AdamBray

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:42 PM

I get mine from here. Order it right online. No phone calls or sales people calling you. I heard you can get it cheaper if you buy direct form Kodak. But I like to support small business owners, so I order from them.

http://www.spectrafi...o.com/Film.html

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#4 ryan_bennett

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:51 PM

Call up Fuji or Kodak for the new stuff, that's really the best way and if you're a student, there's a discount. You're also from Boston so you can also go to Boston Camera Rental too.
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#5 Will Montgomery

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 05:20 PM

Call up Fuji or Kodak for the new stuff, that's really the best way and if you're a student, there's a discount. You're also from Boston so you can also go to Boston Camera Rental too.


Yeah, direct is the best... you know it's been stored properly and their shipping is pretty cheap since they deal with such quantities.

I buy 16mm & super 8 direct... sometimes only a few rolls at a time.

Kodak: 1-800-621-FILM (3456)

Fuji: (888) 424-3854
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#6 Timothy David Orme

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:56 PM

Hey Adam,

Have you ever gotten a package deal at spectra film? I'm curious how good their transfer is.
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#7 Will Montgomery

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:22 PM

Have you ever gotten a package deal at spectra film? I'm curious how good their transfer is.


They're really nice people and will help you with any questions you might have. Definitely much better than Pro8mm. But I'm not convinced their colorists are on the same par as FSFT in Seattle... or their machines.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:55 PM

Hey Adam,

Have you ever gotten a package deal at spectra film? I'm curious how good their transfer is.


No, have not. I just buy the film.
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#9 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:13 PM

http://www.raw-stock.com

I check their "Specials" section regularly, sometimes they really have some fantastic deals.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:28 PM

Hey Adam,

Have you ever gotten a package deal at spectra film? I'm curious how good their transfer is.


I've supervised sessions at Spectra for S8mm, the results were solid, I will use them again.

Naturally for 16mm you can go to the bigger labs such as Laser and Technicolor. I just did some 16m at Technicolor and the session was great. Closest I've ever come to having a colorist read my mind.
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