[Frameworks] Kodak Film Stocks to be Discontinued, Announced in December
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On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 9:53 AM, Jean-Louis Seguin <bolextech at gmail.com>
> Cheap shot? Maybe. I'm just so disappointed in Kodak, personally.
> I meet filmmakers all the time and it's surprising how many completely
> ignore the fact that there are other manufacturers in the world apart from
> Kodak that produce motion picture film stock. Some are truly amazed when I
> mention this to them.
> True, when it comes to color negative stocks, Kodak are the only source at
> the moment. For everything else, there are options out there, luckily.
It is a little complicated with Kodak's recent discontinuation of stocks.
I like ORWO, however ORWO stocks -- both UN54 and N74 -- do not run through
one of my cameras without needing
to make adjustments for running color vs. BW. I've had issues with ORWO in
another camera as well. I've had few issues
like this with Kodak BW stocks.
Also, with Kodak, being in education, I get a discount which makes it lower
in cost than ORWO.
I've been shooting a project that uses Double-X (7222), Tri-X (7266)
processed as negative and ORWO's UN54 and N74. When all of these stocks are
printed to 7203 the differences are pretty slight. I don't know what labs
are printing to ORWO's
BW print stocks... though I would be curious to know, since 7203 and 3302
may be put on the chopping block soon.
Ferrania (http://www.filmferrania.it/) might be starting production of
color film stocks, but I have yet to see anything...and
who knows when such a stock will become available in North America.
I'm not disagreeing with you necessarily, I just think that ORWO and
Ferrania will have to prove they have the same level
of QC as Kodak does (and Fuji did). Not that Kodak is/was flawless, but
it's amazing how close to perfect they can get in
manufacturing their stocks.
> On 2014-08-30, at 12:21 PM, Edward Choi wrote:
> I'm a little confused about the discontinuation of 7203 and 7207 in 100'
> rolls. Does it really save them that much at the margins when they're
> continuing to manufacture the stock itself and offer it in larger
> quantities? If someone who knows more about the way their manufacturing
> chain is set up could explain this, and perhaps disabuse me of my naivety,
> I would be most grateful!
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM, Pablo Marin <pamarin82 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Although I agree with many of your points, Jean-Louis, I think that
>> implying that Kodak doesn't have a "firm commitment to analog filmmaking"
>> is kind of a cheap shot... when the issue is more complicated than that.
>> Would hate to be mistaken for a capitalist/industry supporter here but
>> the fact is I´m kind of afraid of what some of these "committed" firms will
>> start charging for film once the big old dinosaurs are gone... not to
>> mention I don't see a discount price for students being offered in most of
>> these devoted manufacturers...
>> All best,
>> On Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:52 PM, Jean-Louis Seguin <
>> bolextech at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I wouldn't be too dismayed at the disappearance of Tri-X.
>> Both ADOX and ORWO produce black and white reversal that is at least
>> equal in quality to Tri-X. The new ADOX CHS-II in Super8 has received rave
>> reviews since it's introduction and most users seem to find it superior to
>> I would prefer to support companies that have a firm commitment to analog
>> filmmaking rather then those that can't wait to pull the plug on everything.
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