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#1 Antonio Bunt

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:08 AM

Has anyone tried this before?
How is it?
Can it be cross-porcessed or is it sacrilegous? image.jpg
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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 04:25 AM

If I were payng that much I wouldn't see the point.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 07:24 AM

Actually Rollei rebranded the old Agfa RSX-II 200 into the Rollei CR200 for 35mm and 120 still photography so you could have a look there, there's many things on the internet about it. It's a beautiful film stock, slightly warm and with less saturation than more modern reversals, looks very natural. But it's also more grainy. Without this grain it would be one of my favorite for still photography.

It can be cross processed sure, but it will get very contrasty and you can't predict which tones you'll get. But it's worth a try!


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#4 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 07:29 AM

Hi
that stock is aviphot. I have cross processed it in super 8 in ecn chemistry. Grain was unbelievable! It was like pictures drawn with a blunt crayon. virtually abstract.
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#5 James Compton

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:44 AM

 Here are some examples (none of them are cross processed) shot by forum members 

Friedemann Wachsmuth, Heikki Repo and Maik Lobborn, respectively.

 

Super 8mm:

 

https://vimeo.com/61079295

 

16mm:

 

https://youtu.be/TjGrnBOCQoY

 

https://youtu.be/Iw2SEtFLyzA

 

https://youtu.be/mBhCT1-8wvk

 

Aaton A-Minima 16mm

 

https://youtu.be/UgWLgok_tQc

 

This movie is set for theatrical release in September. Parts of it were shot on 16mm RSX-II 200.

 

http://www.imdb.com/...=ttspec_spec_tt


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#6 Antonio Bunt

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 11:24 PM

Here are some examples (none of them are cross processed) shot by forum members 
Friedemann Wachsmuth, Heikki Repo and Maik Lobborn, respectively.
 
Super 8mm:
 

 
16mm:
 

 

 

 
Aaton A-Minima 16mm
 

 
This movie is set for theatrical release in September. Parts of it were shot on 16mm RSX-II 200.
 
http://www.imdb.com/...=ttspec_spec_tt


The results seem amazing! I particularly liked the A-Minima one. It is nos kosher though!

Hi
that stock is aviphot. I have cross processed it in super 8 in ecn chemistry. Grain was unbelievable! It was like pictures drawn with a blunt crayon. virtually abstract.


Richard, I am planning to use Unicolor C41. Itis the only available chemistry to be mailed to Mexico City. How you got ECN chemicals? Are they available down under in bulk?

Actually Rollei rebranded the old Agfa RSX-II 200 into the Rollei CR200 for 35mm and 120 still photography so you could have a look there, there's many things on the internet about it. It's a beautiful film stock, slightly warm and with less saturation than more modern reversals, looks very natural. But it's also more grainy. Without this grain it would be one of my favorite for still photography.
It can be cross processed sure, but it will get very contrasty and you can't predict which tones you'll get. But it's worth a try!


I like the unpredictability of cross process but I'm not sure if I want that all the time.

If I were payng that much I wouldn't see the point.


I don't see the point either Mark but I gave up on trying to import the E6 Tetenal developer. It is impossible to get it in Mexico. I love the colours of reversal but I guess I'm stuck.

Thanks all for your comments and tips!
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#7 Mark Dunn

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 08:45 AM

Forgive me, I had forgotten your dilemma.

But I do wonder why C41 can be mailed and not E6. Maybe it's the bleach. Presumably you've asked the C41 supplier if he'll post E6.


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#8 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 09:36 AM

"This movie is set for theatrical release in September. Parts of it were shot on 16mm RSX-II 200.

http://www.imdb.com/...ttspec_spec_tt"

Much of it on a Bolex, I might add.

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#9 Freya Black

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 10:00 AM

"This movie is set for theatrical release in September. Parts of it were shot on 16mm RSX-II 200.

http://www.imdb.com/...ttspec_spec_tt"

Much of it on a Bolex, I might add.

Jean-Louis

 

Sadly that link is broken.

 

Freya


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#10 Antonio Bunt

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 01:01 PM

Forgive me, I had forgotten your dilemma.
But I do wonder why C41 can be mailed and not E6. Maybe it's the bleach. Presumably you've asked the C41 supplier if he'll post E6.


C41 comes in powder, the Tetenal comes in liquid form. I still have no clue why the difference. Perhaps you're right and the bleach is the one that is more dangerous.
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#11 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 02:56 PM

The movie is "Pawn Sacrifice".

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#12 David Cunningham

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 01:56 PM

Not that I used this film anyhow as it was not good in the Super 8 format, but it has been discontinued.  Availability is now while supplies last.  :(

 

Come on Film Ferrania, you are our only hope!  Well, maybe that very low chance that Fuji will come around some day.  But, I doubt it.


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