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    I've always had brokerage fees collected by UPS when I've ordered from Freestyle, sometimes egregious.
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    No, the 35 mm B&W negative films offered by Kodak do not have a remjet backing. Eastman 5222 makes for a pretty good still camera film, but it's hard to find in short ends, and isn't less expensive than some other purpose made still camera films.
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    Yep, not duty. UPS fees.

    UPS Ground is to be avoided cross-border. UPS by air is fine. FedEx is fine. USPS is finest although slowest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David William White View Post
    Call Eastman Kodak direct at (800) 621-FILM (3456). Here is the link to their motion picture price list:

    http://motion.kodak.com/motion/uploa...arch9_2009.pdf

    As you can see, they have 400ft. and 1000ft. rolls of Plus-X and Double-X (as well as colour stock, of course) and the price can't be beat. I ordered 400ft. of Plus-X for my P/D project and have gone through about half of it so far. BTW: I had the film on my desk within 3 hours of calling them.

    I'm stunned that I'm the only one who keeps mentioning it.
    Arista Premium 400 is $35 per 100-foot roll. The Double X stock ends up being exactly the same price as listed in the PDF to which you linked (though the better economy with ISO 100 film goes to the Arista Premium 100 in 100-foot rolls, because the MP stock is priced identically to Double X, but the Premium 100 is $5 cheaper per 100 feet). So, for 400, I'd get whichever comes in the most convenient quantity for you to handle. For 100, I'd get the Arista Premium in bulk rolls. Doing so, you save $20 per 400 feet, or $50 per 1000 feet over the MP stock.

    Kodak's description of Double X makes it sound as if it has a Remjet coating, but not Plus X.

    P.S. For anyone who wondered what Arista Premium is, and why it can be priced like it is without Kodak losing money...there is your answer. I would not be at all surprised if their black and white negative MP films were not exactly selling like hotcakes. So, how to move materials along and make some money, as opposed to letting them rot and losing money? Rebadge it as still film and put a Freestyle label on it.
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    Good breakdown. Except the suggestion that Double X might have a remjet backing. No special alkali pre-soak is required to process this film -- I've straight-processed tons of 5222 and it's a beautiful film. That B&W MP film isn't a big seller anymore seems reasonable and would explain the scarcity of short ends that everyone wants.

    In the end, it looks like the Legacy line has the edge if someone is looking for the best price for fresh film by a major manufacturer. Let's see what BetterSense decides on.
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    For more information of Kodak Double-X see: http://www.project-double-x.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by debanddg View Post
    Lookout if someone is selling Sterling or Nova films on the net. In India a 36 exposure roll sells for US$ 0.5 -- even if you add the shipping costs it would be hard to beat. Quality is ok for test purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgb74 View Post
    Found it: http://www.filmemporium.com/

    But prices don't look all the great to me (compared to 100' rolls at freestyle).
    They offer 500T!! I should order some and try it through the C-41 Process!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    They offer 500T!! I should order some and try it through the C-41 Process!!
    Regardless of the differences between ECN and C41 films, you will ruin the lab's chemistry. These films have remjet backing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David William White View Post
    That B&W MP film isn't a big seller anymore seems reasonable and would explain the scarcity of short ends that everyone wants.
    I imagine b/w MP film overall is slow in sales...but specifically negative MP stock.
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