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#1 Matthew Modget

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 07:28 AM

I know this has already been mentioned on other threads but I thought it warrants its own on the Super 8 one. You can pre-order 3 rolls of the new (as yet un-produced) Super 8 film from Ferrania by pledging on their KickStarter here:

 

https://www.kickstar...-of-analog-film

 

The only downside is that 3 rolls is the maximum you can get at the moment as KickStarter limits you to one pledge.

 

As much as I love the latitude of Vision3, I'd love to start shooting weddings on reversal stock again and this looks like the best bet for the future. They've even talked about their hopes for producing a 400 ISO and a 800/3200 ISO film in the future too, they need our support!


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#2 David Cunningham

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:18 AM

Absolutely... even if it's not as good as E100D, Velvia 50/100 or Provia 100F... but is significantly better than 200D (terrible), I would definitely go back to outdoor weddings on reversal!


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#3 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 11:37 AM

I wonder if they are doing any reformulations or improvements with the Scotch-chrome? Or do they plan to reproduce the existing formula at first? 


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 01:32 PM

I think minor improvements, but possibly only for production cost/waste/ease reasons.

 

I'd be happy with the original quality... looks acceptable to me:

 

http://www.labeaurat...tch/scotch.html


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#5 David Cunningham

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 01:37 PM

Although I did here they've had some ex-Kodak scientists form the chrome division in there for some consulting.


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#6 Heikki Repo

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 12:07 PM

New smaller cine film rewards (1x super-8, 1x 16mm and 1x super-8 + 1x 16mm) now available:

https://www.kickstar...m/posts/1006200


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#7 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:47 PM

New smaller cine film rewards (1x super-8, 1x 16mm and 1x super-8 + 1x 16mm) now available:

https://www.kickstar...m/posts/1006200

Perfect, i did the 1x super 8!


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#8 Chris Leutger

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 11:41 PM

I did the movie pack of one Super 8 and one 16mm......glad to see that these guys should make it pretty easily.....


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#9 Doug Palmer

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 02:32 PM

Absolutely... even if it's not as good as E100D, Velvia 50/100 or Provia 100F... but is significantly better than 200D (terrible), I would definitely go back to outdoor weddings on reversal!

It will interesting indeed to see how it compares with these emulsions.  Have just pledged for some Ferrania 16mm.  Personally, I rather like the Avichrome 200D in 16, nice colour and general appearance.... but yes rather grainy for many subjects.


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#10 Doug Palmer

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:47 AM

Has anyone here any experience using this Scotch 100 stock when it was last available as a still film a few years ago?   How did it compare with Ektachrome then ?   I've never used it, can only remember the 1980s 1000 Scotchchrome with the Golfball Grain  :lol: presumably quite different stuff.


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#11 David Cunningham

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 02:35 PM

Never used it, but from what I can find via Google, it looks pretty nice:

 

https://flic.kr/p/doJ5mV


Edited by David Cunningham, 06 October 2014 - 02:35 PM.

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#12 Heikki Repo

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 02:48 PM

Apparently RMS granularity of this film is 13, while AGFA 200 is 12 and Fujichrome Provia 400-X is 11, so do not expect it to be Vision3 50D. However, one thing to note: someone asked Ferrania on Twitter if they are going to do something about the grain. Their answer? Yes, it'll be the first improvement.


Edited by Heikki Repo, 06 October 2014 - 02:48 PM.

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#13 Geoff Howell

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 06:08 AM

even more grain than the dreaded Aviphot :blink:

I really hope they can do something quite drastic to bring that down quite a bit.


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#14 Andries Molenaar

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 07:33 AM

There is no point in bringing up images or experiences from 30 years ago.

Just wait for the first production and see what advances were achieved.


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#15 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 10:51 PM

It would be nice if they could just formulate something awesome that looked like Velvia or E100D but a little lower con like VNF something that looks great projecting but scans pretty ok too
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#16 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:36 PM

Looks like they might hit the goal this weekend!


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#17 Chris Leutger

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 03:27 PM

That's a wrap. Now with 17 days to go we'll see how much they get. This is a good sign to them that there is interest and notice of what they're doing. 


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#18 Will Montgomery

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 11:53 AM

I'd love to get some 35mm 100' rolls for the Eyemo. Should be fairly easy for them to produce that.


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#19 Mark Dunn

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:14 PM

I'd love to get some 35mm 100' rolls for the Eyemo. Should be fairly easy for them to produce that.

If the charged pro-rata it'd be about $150. Ouch.


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#20 Jeremy Cavanagh

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 03:02 PM

My only worry now is that Ferannia doesn't get themselves into a production bind or financial bind with the promise of film to contributors.


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