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#1 Dave Lasayko

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:03 AM

Hi,
I have two rolls of Kodak Ektachrome 160 Color Super 8 Film That I Recently Shot Footage On For A Classic Washed Out Look. I Sent Them To Dwaynes Unaware That They Do Not Handle That Type Of Process Of The 160. One Roll Is 1979 And The Other Is 1985 I Believe, On Expiration Dates. I've Priced Rocky Mountian And Film Rescue , Close To $50.00/ Roll . Are There Any Other Companies That Might Be Able To Give Me A Better Deal On Prcocessing These Older Films? Any Help Or Suggestions Will Be Much Appreciated.

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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:54 PM

I'm not aware of anyone else.
When I shot a roll of '96 stock in 2001, knowing the stock was discontinued, I checked beforehand that Kodak were still processing it and they said they were. Had they said no I would not have used it. Turns out I was misinformed and I had to go to Rocky Mountain, although they only charged abut $20-odd then. That advice doesn't help you this time, but now you know- check first.
30 years is a long time for colour stock in any case. I don't think Rocky Mountain will even guarantee to produce an image.
It's pretty unlikely you'll have a usable image and $50 is a sizeable gamble anyway. Nowadays people get the sort of effect you're after in post-production, on video. Sorry.
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#3 Will Montgomery

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:02 AM

Turns out I was misinformed and I had to go to Rocky Mountain

I sent an old roll of 35mm still film to Rocky Mountain several years ago. I forgot about it. It showed up over one year later processed. I couldn't believe it... I had to laugh.
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#4 Mark Dunn

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:50 AM

They do say that they only run some really old processes occasionally, when they've collected enough film to justify mixing up a batch of the appropriate soup. If you wanted it right away you'd probably have to put a nought on the price.
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#5 Jim Carlile

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 03:49 AM

He might do it for $28:

http://members.aol.c...vicesPage1.html

E160 can be processed in E-6 but it has an anti-halation backing that gets in the way, so no one wants to do it. It's similar to VNF.
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