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#1 Hunter Hampton

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:38 PM

Just wanted some opinions on what the most adaptable film from kodak would be. I am new to s16 and I just got an a-minima which takes kodak film only. I was thinking 7217 because its a decent speed for indoors but its also not so fast that after an 85, you wouldn't have to throw a ton of ND in front of the lens for outdoor use.

Thanks for your tips!
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:59 PM

'17 in my book. With an 85 it's 125 ASA which lets me drop in NDs if need be, or get a deep stop in less than ideal conditions. and often I can get by rating it @ 200 with just what's in the room when I'm under T. I like the stock and if I'm stuck on a budget and can't afford anything else, that's what I'd reach for.
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#3 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:02 PM

Are we not counting black and white :(
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:03 PM

To be fair, it's easier to make color b/w then b/w color ;)
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

I agree, Kodak 200T 7217... or Fuji Eterna 250T.
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#6 Hunter Hampton

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:41 PM

Thanks for the confirmation and insight.
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#7 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 11:14 PM

Yes, Kodak '17 is very versatile. Though I am liking Fuji's Eterna Vivid 160T more and more lately. Certainly not the best for night work, but then 200 speed film isn't either . . .
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:28 PM

I think the combination of Kodak's 7217 and 7218/19 is a unbeatable combination. I agree with David on the Fuji's 250T as well. The two Kodak stocks I just said also work very well together as in matching, I ran into a problem where I ran out of the '17 and I took the '18 and rated at 320 to clean it up grain wise and it intercut perfectly with the already existing '17 footage in a short I did.
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#9 Fran Kuhn

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:06 PM

Just wanted some opinions on what the most adaptable film from kodak would be. I am new to s16 and I just got an a-minima which takes kodak film only.


Hunter,

Just wondering what lenses you are using with the Aaton. I have one of those cameras and I always seem to end up with one of these three stocks: 7201/50D, 7205/250D and 7218 or 19/500T.

-Fran
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#10 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:09 PM

There's a parallel discussion going on right now on CML about this subject.


My Aaton does not discriminate, it handles both Fuji and Kodak stocks equally! :lol:
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#11 Hunter Hampton

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:22 PM

I have a set of illuminas that I use - I have been pretty happy with them. I do like the a-minima a lot though-even if its fuji prejudice!
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