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Ultra 16; DIY; 16mm; CP-16R

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#1 Peter Gilabert

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:28 AM

The results of my self-done Ultra 16 conversion, shot on 10 and 20 year old Fuji daylight and tungsten respectively.
I'm pleasantly surprised how well the film stock itself looks.
The vingetting occuring between 14-25mm isn't surprising but why only ONE side?
Any theories welcome, they cropped it at the lab so I may have to inspect the negative closer to figure it out (?)

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#2 Peter Gilabert

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:29 AM

An easier, limited time view:


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#3 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:17 PM

If the film were scanned with the full Ultra-16mm area you would see the perforations on the left which you would crop out for a 1.85:1 picture.

 

When we scan Ultra-16 we show the full area with perfs on the left and typically do a 2K scan on our ScanStation which shows the full Ultra image area and a little room around it so the filmmaker can decide how to crop / frame the end result.


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#4 Peter Gilabert

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:37 PM

Robert,
Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking. I feel like they dumbed it down for me and chose a 16:9 that looked the best to them. Perhaps I should've specifically stated I wanted the whole area to work with.
I would've thought since they knew it was an ultra 16 test they'd give me at least all the area evenly on both sides.
I still can't believe how easy it was to convert myself, knowing I can always still just use the reg 16mm 4:3 anytime I want later...
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#5 Will Montgomery

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 05:22 PM

Super cute kiddos!

 

I've had an Ultra16 Scoopic for many years but only recently have I been using that space between the sprockets due to modern scanners. Spirit never could see there. Have to say that I'm not so sure that between the sprockets is really practical. I find that simply cropping the standard 16 area gives me more flexibility for re-framing up and down as needed; like with full frame 35. A little grainier but not really an enormous difference, especially with 50D outside.


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