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#1 Julian Fletcher

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:23 AM

Hi All,

 

I am in the UK and currently get my Kodak Vision 3 16mm stock from Frame 24.

 

100ft is £36 and 400ft is £108, plus shipping. This is certainly cheaper than what Widescreen Centre is charging.

 

My Bolex takes 100ft loads, so even if I stripped down a 400ft can into 100ft reels, the saving is peanuts really.

 

Apart from getting lucky on ebay and/or getting recans or short ends, has anyone found a better cost for new 16mm stock in UK or Europe?

 

I only get through about 2000ft per year, but its getting a very expensive hobby these days! I saw that B&H photo in New York sell 100ft for $48 which is about £40, so is this the going rate for film these days?

 

All comments / help very welcome!

 

Many thanks

Julian


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#2 Heikki Repo

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:03 AM

I suggest buying processing and telecine included. My personal experience is that 16mm has gotten much cheaper over the years. Nine years ago I had to pay for 90 minutes of 16mm neg (recans+new) and processing&HD telecine some 4500 Euros (incl. VAT). Now with factory sealed film the same would cost me under 2300 Euros (incl. VAT).
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