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#1 Guillaume Collignon

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:45 AM

Hi all,

I recently got a lot of kodak 16mm color negative films. In the lot, there was this can, without much informations on it. I just know from the seller it's color negative, and one perf. The speed is unknow, also if it's a daylight or tungsten film.

 

Anybody could help me to know what's inside?

 

thanks!

 

 

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#2 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:54 AM

50 ISO daylight stock on Polyester base, similar emulsion to 7201.


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:14 AM

thanks a lot Dirk!


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#4 Jock Blakley

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

The trick is in the Number Code, which is the first four digits of the batch number.

2201 decodes to ESTAR (polyester) base, camera-original film, and 01 for VISION2 50D. The production version of this film on the standard acetate base would be, as Dirk notes, 7201.

 

Properly it should be 3201, as a 2 in the leading position is properly for 35/65/70mm ESTAR, but Kodak has been inconsistent with this in the past (I have a few cans of HAWKEYE Surveillance Film 2485 in 16mm when it should be 3485).

 

You will also sometimes see a 0 as the first digit for a Special Order film - ESTAR versions of VISION2 500T were sold as SO-218 and coded 0218.

 

It's important also to note the Specification Number (SP): 618 in this case, which refers to 16mm with 1R perf on Z-type (3-inch diameter) core in Winding A, not the standard Winding B.


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#5 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:54 AM

If you want to make it a B-Wind, you need to rewind it ONCE in the darkroom, emulsion in, to a small camera core.


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#6 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:55 AM

Don't forget that the edge numbers will be around the wrong way.

Brian


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