Advice on older Kodak stock?
Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:14 PM
I'm new to 35mm, I'm looking to buy some cheaper raw stock for practice.
Is it safe to get the older stock like Kodak EXR or VISION?
The wiki page says they are discontinued a long time ago.
Can labs still process them?
Anyone had any experience with older stocks?
Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:32 PM
The faster stocks are more sensitive, the 50D probably is safe if it has been in the fridge, even the first vison 500T may have a lot of dmin.
A lab can take 10 feet of the end of a roll and process it for you, and tell you how much fog it has picked up, and sometimes they will even be equiped to use a sensitometer to run a more through test. Any roll that the lab says is toast is probably not a great buy, and few sellers will offer a refund under that situation..
Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:37 PM
I'll be very careful on that.
and take a mid-range ASA 250D in the case, what is the average length of life of raw stock if kept refrigerated?
Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:16 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:23 PM
We've got a great supply of cheap newer Vision 2 and Vision 3 stock in ends and recans.
Comtel Pro Media
Edited by Indiefilmstock, 08 March 2012 - 07:28 PM.