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#1 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 07:19 AM

Hello all,
I will be visiting Tokyo briefly in about a week. I will have 5 days there. I want to purchase some Fuji 16mm stock while there, shoot it and have it processed. Does anyone here know where I might buy the stock and have it processed in Tokyo?
Many thanks,
richard
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#2 John Holland

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:11 PM

You will be in the home of Fuji ! It cant be that difficult to find out on line where you can get the stock , there are lots of options for processing in that city .
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 08:04 PM

Try here: http://film.club.ne....glishindex.html
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#4 K Borowski

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:37 PM

John beat me to it, far worse places to be in securing 16mm processing in the world. . .
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#5 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:11 PM

Hi Todd,
thanks for suggesting Retro. Yes, I know them. I have emailed Tak of Retro and hope to meet him while I am there. Retro don't handle 16mm film, but I have asked him for suggestions. Last email I sent Tak I didn't get a reply however.
I just received an email from a Japanese experimental filmmaker collegue who is currently in North America. He suggests its hard to get 16mm film in Japan, and that I should bring it from Australia. Hmmm. I still haven't found a lab that actually lists film processing. Kodak's laboratory page (which is often terribly wrong - check out their information about Australian labs for instance, where it lists several that are no longer in business or never processed movie film - mentions 3 labs in Tokyo. Looking at their sites, I don't see mention of film processing. Yes, I would have thought in a city of 12.5 Million it would be easy to get these services.
Well, I am still hunting on the net. I will keep asking: does anyone know where I can buy Fuji 16mm in Tokyo and where I can have it processed? Any helpful suggestions would be ... helpful!
regards,
richard
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#6 Simon Wyss

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:17 AM

Richard, have a look:

http://www.imagica.com/e/company.html

http://www.imagicawe...lm/fil_pro.html
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:42 AM

Richard, just as it wouldn't surprise me finding a dearth of information on FujiFilm certified labs in Rochester, it doesn't surprise me that there's a similar lack of information for motion picture labs in the heart of FujiFilm's empire on the Kodak website.

As far as what Simon has provided, I don't read either of the two Japanese alphabets anymore, let alone remember the language, but there are definitely PICTURES of 16mm film on the Imagica website, and if they have a film recorder they at least know where to get film processed.

Worst case, I don't see why 16mm film couldn't run on 35mm rollers, unless you're dealing with a sprocket-drive machine (not talking about Retro, just in theory this should work if you bribe the guy with sake before he turns off the machine at the end of the night).
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:45 AM

Hi Todd,
thanks for suggesting Retro. Yes, I know them. I have emailed Tak of Retro and hope to meet him while I am there. Retro don't handle 16mm film, but I have asked him for suggestions. Last email I sent Tak I didn't get a reply however.
I just received an email from a Japanese experimental filmmaker collegue who is currently in North America. He suggests its hard to get 16mm film in Japan, and that I should bring it from Australia. Hmmm. I still haven't found a lab that actually lists film processing. Kodak's laboratory page (which is often terribly wrong - check out their information about Australian labs for instance, where it lists several that are no longer in business or never processed movie film - mentions 3 labs in Tokyo. Looking at their sites, I don't see mention of film processing. Yes, I would have thought in a city of 12.5 Million it would be easy to get these services.
Well, I am still hunting on the net. I will keep asking: does anyone know where I can buy Fuji 16mm in Tokyo and where I can have it processed? Any helpful suggestions would be ... helpful!
regards,
richard


It says right here they develop E-6 16mm: http://film.club.ne....nzomachine.html

And here's Fuji Cinvea 50 in 16mm (scroll down): http://film.club.ne....tem/cinevia.htm
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#9 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:03 PM

Hello all,
I will be visiting Tokyo briefly in about a week. I will have 5 days there. I want to purchase some Fuji 16mm stock while there, shoot it and have it processed. Does anyone here know where I might buy the stock and have it processed in Tokyo?
Many thanks,
richard


Why not ask a Fuji motion picture rep?
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#10 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:16 PM

Right you are Todd, looks like they do handle 16mm colour reversal. I am interested in Fuji's MP film (ie colour neg). Thanks for the suggestion though.

Thanks Simon for finding the Imagicawest site. I had been to the Imagica site, in which I couldn't find a mention of film processing. But imagica west seems to be the go for processing.

richard
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#11 Erkan Umut

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:01 PM

Hello all,
I will be visiting Tokyo briefly in about a week. I will have 5 days there. I want to purchase some Fuji 16mm stock while there, shoot it and have it processed. Does anyone here know where I might buy the stock and have it processed in Tokyo?
Many thanks,
richard

These labs have world-class services you can trust:

IMAGICA Corp.
(株)IMAGICA
2-14-1 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0022
Tel: +81-3-3280-1338
Fax: +81-3-3280-1339
E-mail: sakaguchi.akira@imagica.jp
URL : http://www.imagica.com/

TOKYO LABORATORY LTD.
(株)東京現像所
2-13 Fujimicho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-8555
Tel: +81-42-485-9915
Fax: +81-42-481-6100
E-mail: togen@tokyolab.co.jp
URL : http://www.tokyolab.co.jp

YOKOCINE D.I.A. INC.
(株)ヨコシネ ディー アイ エー
Sales Department
41-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042
Tel: +81-3-3464-4882
Fax: +81-3-3464-4080
E-mail: m-takahashi@yokocine.com
URL : http://www.yokocine.com

If you need any further info, just ask...

Good Luck!


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