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#1 Patrick Tong

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 12:01 AM

I have a old stock vision 500T...I think that It should be around few year age. The emulsion batch is " 5279 405 028.01 20.9 "
Anyone know how to count the age of the film?

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:14 AM

I have a old stock vision 500T...I think that It should be around few year age. The emulsion batch is " 5279 405 028.01 20.9 "
Anyone know how to count the age of the film?

best regards
Patrick Tong
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You'd have to call Kodak for that info. None of those groups of numbers directly indicates a manufacture date.

For future reference, the groups are:

5279-emulsion number

405-emulsion batch number

028-parent roll number

01-"cut" number

20.9- I think this is what's referred to as a slit number, but I'm not sure.
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#3 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:18 PM

You'd have to call Kodak for that info. None of those groups of numbers directly indicates a manufacture date.

if you can get the lab to do a fog test for you , and get them to send you the sample you could read the manufactured date from the edge printing, unless it is made in the last three years as Kodak's site stops at about 2003 last time I looked.
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