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#1 coolbreeze

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 11:51 AM

Maybe John P would know the answer...
Can anyone tell me how much a 1000ft roll of 35mm film weighs? (not including the can?)

Sincerely,
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Posted 29 August 2005 - 07:52 PM

35mm negative film weighs just over 2g per foot.

So your 1,000 ft roll would be a bit more than 2kg. Add about 20g or 30g for the core.
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Posted 29 August 2005 - 08:58 PM

35mm negative film weighs just over 2g per foot.

So your 1,000 ft roll would be a bit more than 2kg.  Add about 20g or 30g for the core.

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My usual "rule of thumb" is about 5 pounds per 1000 feet for film, core and can. The Kodak catalog says about 30 pounds for a case of five 1000-foot rolls, including case:

http://www.kodak.com...g/contact04.pdf (Shipping weight, page 6)
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 02:38 AM

Thanks guys!!
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 11:11 PM

My usual "rule of thumb" is about 5 pounds per 1000 feet for film, core and can.

Sorry . . . .I forgot those quaint old-fashioned units you use - pounds :rolleyes:

2 kilograms is 4.4 pounds. Add in about 30g (an ounce) for the core, half a pound for the can, and we're close to five pounds.

I think processed negative is a little lighter (judging by the weight of the silver that comes out :D )
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 08:52 AM

Sorry . . . .I forgot those quaint old-fashioned units you use - pounds :rolleyes:

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Almost everyone educated in technology would favor using International (Metric) units of measurement, including myself. But it's an argument I always lose with my wife, who evidently represents the prevailing view in the USA. ;)
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:19 PM

But it's an argument I always lose with my wife

John, please thank your wife for preserving a little bit of colour and variety in the otherwise bland and abstract world of SI units.

By the way, does she have a preference for foot lamberts, candelas per square metre, nits or apostilbs when it comes to screen brightness? :blink:
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Posted 01 September 2005 - 05:39 AM

John, please thank your wife for preserving a little bit of colour and variety in the otherwise bland and abstract world of SI units.

By the way, does she have a preference for foot lamberts, candelas per square metre, nits or apostilbs when it comes to screen brightness?  :blink:

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Footlamberts, of course. We only use "standard" candles, and my foot is almost exactly a foot long, so I can measure the distance to the screen. :P
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