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#1 JD Marlow

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 10:48 PM

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I'm shooting a short film on 35mm upcoming this weekend and have two 1000' rolls of Kodak Vision 5274 (200T) in addition to the Vision 2 200T stock. This is the older discontinued stock from Kodak that they stopped selling over a year ago. It is a donation from Kodak for my shoot and I want to be able to use it. They told me it is approx. a year old but it has been stored in their own facilities during that time. In anyone's opinion, will this stock be OK to shoot with?

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#2 K Borowski

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 11:36 PM

Umm, you're distrusting the manufacturer's assurances that the film is still good? Be thankful that you have heard Kodak guarantee something, anything.

But, sarcasm aside, yes, you'll be fine. Filmi generally has a 3-4 year lifespan (refrigerated) and is usually usable for a couple of years thereafter with slight overexposure to accomodate for base fog. Even film older than this is often still salvageable.
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#3 John Brawley

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:48 AM

Hi,

I'm shooting a short film on 35mm upcoming this weekend and have two 1000' rolls of Kodak Vision 5274 (200T) in addition to the Vision 2 200T stock. This is the older discontinued stock from Kodak that they stopped selling over a year ago. It is a donation from Kodak for my shoot and I want to be able to use it. They told me it is approx. a year old but it has been stored in their own facilities during that time. In anyone's opinion, will this stock be OK to shoot with?

-JD



Like Karl said. It should be fine. You may want to slightly overexpose it, by 1/3 to a half a stop.

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#4 Hal Smith

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:33 AM

I'm shooting a short film ............This is the older discontinued stock from Kodak that they stopped selling over a year ago. It is a donation from Kodak for my shoot and I want to be able to use it. They told me it is approx. a year old but it has been stored in their own facilities during that time. In anyone's opinion, will this stock be OK to shoot with?
-JD

Such a deal - how did you arrange the donation? And it should be good - Kodak probably stored it frozen and I wouldn't be surprised to learn their long term storage vaults protect against background radiation in some form. Get it snip tested by a lab and you'll know exactly how good it is.
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:50 AM

Hi,

I'm shooting a short film on 35mm upcoming this weekend and have two 1000' rolls of Kodak Vision 5274 (200T) in addition to the Vision 2 200T stock. This is the older discontinued stock from Kodak that they stopped selling over a year ago. It is a donation from Kodak for my shoot and I want to be able to use it. They told me it is approx. a year old but it has been stored in their own facilities during that time. In anyone's opinion, will this stock be OK to shoot with?

-JD


:rolleyes: B)

Hello,

You have noted that the vision 200T is a discontinued stock... But the kodak website says only the 16mm vision 200T is discontinued, they are still having 35mm vision 200T as a color negative film... Please say more this... Have they really discontinued the stock
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:23 AM

Hi,

I'm shooting a short film on 35mm upcoming this weekend and have two 1000' rolls of Kodak Vision 5274 (200T) in addition to the Vision 2 200T stock. This is the older discontinued stock from Kodak that they stopped selling over a year ago. It is a donation from Kodak for my shoot and I want to be able to use it. They told me it is approx. a year old but it has been stored in their own facilities during that time. In anyone's opinion, will this stock be OK to shoot with?

-JD


Wow Kodak like you! :)

I have a hard time just getting prices out of them and they have refused to sell me certain products!

I'm sure it will be fine. I don't believe Kodak would have lied about having stored it properly, and they wouldn't need to as they will have proper facilities. I'm convinced it will be fine.

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#7 JD Marlow

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:19 PM

Hello,

Just as a follow up, we shot this film in November using the 2000' of discontinued Vision 1 stock that Kodak donated to us. Not only did the film turn out great but the scene we shot with it is really beautiful. Here is a screen shot so you can see. Unfortunately this originated from a Beta SP tape format, so it's not the greatest quality. But you get the idea.

-JD

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