Awesome reviews for Kodak's Ektachrome 100d
Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:02 PM
Keep in mind, some labs that sell super-8 film will sometimes include the processing in the cost of the film, so saving a couple of bucks by buying the film only from B&H may not work out as well as one might think. I have not kept up on that aspect of buying film from BH. Any one want to share their preference on how they buy their super-8 film?
Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:13 AM
Plus they seem to offer promotional pricing every now and again on different 16mm and 35mm stocks so its worth checking in there.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:25 AM
Usually S8 film (Tri-X or Vision3) from B&H and processing at Cinelab (which doesn't handle Ektachrome). I can buy the film and have it shipped to my door next day, with standard shipping. I don't know of anyone local to Boston who carries S8 film. If I did, I'd shop there.
I didn't know Kodak sold small quantities directly. I thought then only sold directly if you were buying a lot. I may have to try that.
The turn around is much faster than Pro8, the lab is MUCH better (although some LA locals have had really good results, I think they sometimes stick it to out of town people), and the cost is either the same or lower. Pro8 and Spectra give you many more options on stock choice. Although, with Fuji getting out of the motion picture film business, I don't know how much longer that will matter.
For stuff like Tri-X, it'll save me about $7/roll and a week or more of turn around, since I'm not shipping to the other coast. For Vision3, it'll cost the same, but the turn around time is still better.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:42 AM