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by doug
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1578

Re: Kodak Film Prices

The trick is to do volume, Thousands of 35mm cameras want to see Ektachrome at least in 100-ft. rolls. It can’t be that difficult to sketch out a marketing scheme. It’s a film, so traditional methods seem appropriate, even distribution via photo dealers. Shop windows, the shelves from Toledo, Ohio,...
by doug
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1578

Re: Kodak Film Prices

Time for me to shut up too. Of course super-8 was always the simple-to-load format and some of the cost will be for that convenience. Though I don't think many new film-makers mind the little extra time loading a regular-8 camera, which is usually more flexible with speeds and so on. So in 2018 the ...
by doug
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1578

Re: Kodak Film Prices

They may have got their price right for the initial run, as they sold out fast. But I'm sure most buyers sofar are people already heavily in to film-making and are just relieved that there is something available from Kodak at last. Maybe also professionals stocking up their freezers again. What I'm ...
by doug
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1578

Re: Kodak Film Prices

Pricing below long-run average costs is a very short-sighted plan also. Eastman Kodak ("EK") has a small product base and revenue stream. Yet they have huge overhead. A coating line + building that sits there all year but for the few times that it coats a master sheet is extremely expensive to own....
by doug
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1578

Re: Kodak Film Prices

Silverdream though does have a point, even if Ektachrome is selling well. I bet it's the enthusiasts buying it now, not the casual folks, who should be encouraged. Many fairly young people have old cameras in their attics and want to try them out again, out of curiosity, and they are potential film-...
by doug
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film
Replies: 15
Views: 767

Re: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film

I still have FP3 16mm from 1960s that gives a useable image :)
I rate it at about 50 ISO
some though is a bit shrunk
by doug
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome Is Back!
Replies: 23
Views: 2427

Re: Ektachrome Is Back!

With 16mm it will be interesting the new price :-w Hopefully they'll do it in 100ft daylight rolls again. If not then 400ft cores. I've never really understood though why 400ft cores of film aren't that much cheaper than four 100ft's, when you consider that they give you handy spools as well as prob...
by doug
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome Is Back!
Replies: 23
Views: 2427

Re: Ektachrome Is Back!

I bought a few rolls of the 35mm slide film that is available for pre-order from Freestyle Photo. It sounds like it will be $40 per cartridge for Super 8. I've still got Ektachrome in my freezer so probably won't be buying for a little while. I'm sure many of us will be greatly interested in your e...
by doug
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome Is Back!
Replies: 23
Views: 2427

Re: Ektachrome Is Back!

Fantastic ! :ymhug:
by doug
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 24
Views: 3753

Re: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?

I took it Doug meant that 16mm could get away with a less good film quality as it has more negative area. Super 8 film needs to be very fine grained and sharp to be acceptable which would be harder to make. I will say that I feel Super 8 has become too expensive compared to 16mm. Although I won't s...
by doug
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?
Replies: 24
Views: 3753

Re: Where can you buy positive 16mm color film?

Apparently Ferrania have made more progress in the past two weeks and things are looking more hopeful, with a new team-member just arrived. Colour film probably some time away yet but at least they talk of restarting that research. Theoretically, 16mm should be easier to produce than super-8 ?
by doug
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 15284

Re: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017

Hope that 'negative' number won't add some confusion when we send them to be processed :-o
At least it seems like it will be slightly different from the previous Ektachrome ? Hope slightly better. And look forward very much to the return of 16mm.
by doug
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm/8mm ghost footage??
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: 16mm/8mm ghost footage??

Not a ghost perhaps, but several years ago I caught a UFO in broad daylight: http://bridportradio.co.uk/bridport-news/2898-ufo-over-bridport Unfortunately it was photographed with a digital camera that was sitting on the table, and ironically some people didn't believe it was genuine ... they may ha...
by doug
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 80710

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

On the contrary, I don't miss sound cartridges at all. Having sound striped on film is so 1970s. ;) Much better to use an external digital recorder today. I miss them for how terribly bad they sounded. It was like a telephone recording. Uniquely horrendous. The Beaulieu 5008 gunmike recordings were...