I'm just getting started shooting 16mm film and finding my through the process of getting the best price to performance ratio with indy filmmakers and student filmmakers in mind. I wanted share what I've acquired thus far in hopes it might help others get started quickly and also to hear tips from more knowledgeable folks. List your deals!
Best prices I have found are factory sealed rolls from reelgoodfilm in L.A. $96 for rolls of 16mm 200T and 250D.
16mm is $.22/ft at Fotokem. Since they have an excellent reputation & other vendors (Spectra $.21/ft) had a negligible price difference, I went with Fotokem.
I went with Perry at Gamma Ray Digital. 5k scanner, prices are good, no bollox fees or "packages" and superb communication. Pro 8mm recently got a 5k scanner too but their prices are higher and they offer fewer output options.
.48c a ft for 2k scan to 4444 prores or uncompressed AVI.
Edited by Luke Randall, 03 December 2015 - 05:17 PM.