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#1 Francesco Chiari

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:09 AM

Hello, I actually don't know if my question will make any sense, but I'll ask anyway.

My school has a whole bunch of film rolls (mostly short ends) stored in a fridge and I was wondering how can I read all the info about the stock that are printed on the sticker?

I mean, I know how to read film speed, type and emulsion, but how do I find out about the type of perforation, pitch and 'wind'?

thank you,

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#2 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:43 AM

If it is Kodak Stock, you will find the information in the section on can labels here:
http://www.kodak.com...Film_Basics.pdf

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#3 Francesco Chiari

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:55 AM

Thank you, that's very helpful. What about Fujifilm stock? Are there any guides I can have a look to?

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#4 Francesco Bonomo

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:31 PM

Thank you, that's very helpful. What about Fujifilm stock? Are there any guides I can have a look to?

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http://www.fujifilm....film_manual.pdf
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#5 Francesco Chiari

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:10 PM

Thanks a lot everyone.
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#6 Jock Blakley

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:45 PM

Just bear in mind that sometimes short ends don't always find their way back into their original cans.
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#7 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:57 PM

Just bear in mind that sometimes short ends don't always find their way back into their original cans.


and the only information to go on on a can with an end is the stock number and length. (ie 7219 250Ft)
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