And it's Double-X not XX :)
alaris is used to cutting sheet film, cine isnt.
alaris knows 4x5 isnt at size, as some folks do, but not everyone is that savvy,
efke cut everything 1/32" off as i remember, and they had been cutting film (adox as well ) since
the early days.. founded in 1860 earlier than Kodak ...
i dont think i it would be far fetched to think that the cine division would be clueless,
after all they have tripled the price because they foresee
problems cutting this film to sheet film sizes ( this is the stuff that is like 1$/roll in 35mm,
the sheet film price it will cost is 6x the normal price)
we can only hope they dont cut it when mercury is retrograde ..
In comparison, Ilford won't even entertain the idea of cutting PanF+ in sheet. So I'm sure this film will work, heck it's got to be better than the IR sheet film that's super thin.
It's going forward, Keith Canham is collecting the money now, about 15 more boxes need to be officially purchased (which isn't much when the total was like 300 boxes or something) and then the order will be placed with Kodak.
considering people are paying 6$/sheet for film
it seems that it is good to know the fine print, and seeing this is film never used for this purpose
maybe normal- guarantees might not be the same ...
not as naive as you, since i have been buying sheet film for 25 years and had troubles over that
period with kodak.
you actually think if the film is too curly and falls out of he holders kodak will refund the $$?
poorly cut film, to thin film, problems unforseen that happen after delivery ..This would normally be guaranteed
but because this is "special-request film" the normal might not apply...
this is why im not buying this film, not because i dont want the look .. but because
it is all hard sell wih no real answers aside from how it is special in 35mm and the last black and white emulsion made...
most of what you post is opinion, not fact ... lol hahaha