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Film Type Question

Post by RonB » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:41 pm

I picked up a couple rolls of 35mm film at my friendly thrift store @ .99 a roll. Both rolls are in the factory shrink wrap, canisters have never been opened.
One roll is C-41 400 24 exp. with Photoworks label, made in Italy, finished in USA, most likely Ferrina ? Expires 03/02 :clap:
The other roll is labeled SignatureColor Photosource 35mm Professional Color Film 20 esp. No exp date or prossessing type , Not marked C 41 or anything? I wonder who made this film?
There is an address to mail it back to for finishing in Austin Tx. Also a phone number, which no one answers :(
But @ .99 a roll, why worry :roll:

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Re: Film Type Question

Post by Julio1fer » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:29 am

Should be usable, maybe with a bit of fog or color shift.

Anybody's guess about the second roll. If it is not marked in the package you can pick the ISO in the second one by looking at the bar code in the cartridge.

The first one, likely it is Ferrania-made, 3M to be precise. Not a bad film when fresh, it was sold in England. I shot a trip there, using that film back in the early 90s.

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Post by PFMcFarland » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:22 pm

I think your second roll might be like that stuff that used to come from Washington state that was some sort of unwanted movie film, and was sold to the general public with instructions to return it for developing. Anyone who took it into a regular lab just got a roll of junk back, as it was not compatible with C-41 chemicals. It would also mess up the processing machines, and they would have to be flushed before regular production could be resumed. The first roll is safe, just old. Without a change in ISO setting, you'll likely get a bit of color shift, and underexposure.

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Re: Film Type Question

Post by RonB » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:59 pm

Looks like I have a new shelf queen. I may try the good roll this spring as soon as the weather warms some?
Phil, which way should I go with the ISO to improve the color, or just set at what it is?

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Post by RonB » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:23 pm

Maybe at 200 ?

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Re: Film Type Question

Post by PFMcFarland » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:51 pm

That would be good, Ron. Don't want to go too far.

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Re: Film Type Question

Post by LarryD » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:31 pm

There is a lab that still processes Remjet backed films and I also do it here at home but they use a CD4 developer like C-41 where I do a CD3 developer that I made by modifying some RA-4 developer that is Native to this film. as it was ENC-2 process. Most use C-41 I am the only one that uses the native developer for it. I would use ENC-2 but Kodak will not even sell it to my supplier so I made my own more or less. As for knowing if it is Remjet backed that will foul up a machine if the back is black like Kodachrome then it is.
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