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35mm expired film 5247 5293 100T 200T kodak

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#1 Kate Arizmendi

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

Hey everyone. I was recently given 10,000 ft of 30 year old 35mm film dated back to 1982. The stocks are Kodak 5247 100T and Kodak 5293 200T. The person who gave them to me was given them by the AD from The Godfather, claiming these were short ends recanned from 1,000 ft rolls. Who knows if this is true- either way, they had been refrigerated and when we loaded them in the mags, they felt almost like new.

My friend Geoff Taylor and I shot a roll of each to test.

Kodak 5293 -
Kodak 5247 -

I just dropped off 6,000 ft of the 100T to Fotokem from a music video Geoff and I shot last weekend on it.
I'll post again when we get it back!

KEEPIN FILM ALIVE,
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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

Looks pretty damn good.

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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

Good lookin stuff.
I was so surprised by 35mm on one shoot which was a documentary (never finished sadly) shot all on expired/ends/cans of 35mm on a machine-gun sounding 2m with Lomo Lenses. I was really worried how it'd come out; and of course when I did see it-- granted only on vimeo-- the footage I saw was; well wonderful. I even put some of it on my reel and I don't think anyone would know the difference unless i pointed it out. Granted not 30 years old; but some of the film was marked as re-cans from the X-Files!
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#4 zachary sala

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

excellent looking, aged film is like a fine vintage wine. As long as stored correctly. My friend gave me 4 Aton rolls of 7201, i rerolled them and reprinted a wedge test matched with a new roll. Almost exactly the same.
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#5 Christopher Sheneman

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:46 AM

excellent looking, aged film is like a fine vintage wine.

A fine vintage wine?
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#6 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

That looks better than some of Kodak's "fine-grained" stocks that are on the market today. Gorgeous stuff.
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#7 Kip Kubin

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

Looks amazing Kate. Thank you for posting your tests. Very inspirational.
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