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    even Movie film is not imune it seems..

    I fellow from a Movie lab is Australia just posted on the cinematography.com website that he has been told that Plus x reversal 7265 in 16mm and Super 8 as well as Plus-x Motion Picture Negative 7231/5231 in 16mm and 35mm are being phased out.

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    http://motion.kodak.com/motion/uploa...CN040710_Q.pdf

    sure enough the suggested replenishments are Tri-X reversal and Double X negative. So much for the idea of buying some 5231 if regular film becomes hard to get...

    (the Vison2 stocks on that PCN are pobaly all covered off by the newer Vision 3 stocks... Kodak Does introduce NEW products. - I even noticed that Ektar 100 is now shown on Freestyles site as being available in 4X5 and 8X10 Sheet film)
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    My brother is currently doing his MFA in film and they *never* use Plus-X in 16mm. A lot of the first classes use Tri-X reversal because it teaches you about exposure and you don't have to make a work print or transfer to see your results. The Plus-X stuff doesn't seem to appeal to them because it slow. When they move up to a different stock, it's almost always color negative, though some shoot negative B&W film.

    Still, it stinks. I hope regularly Plus-X will stay around.

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    I can use Tri-X for my 8mm work, with an ND filter. But I really hope that Plus-X still film isn't discontinued. That is my favorite B&W film, and I don't have enough money in my bank account to stock up.

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    I wonder how long Double-X has got now!
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    PX (Plus-X) discontinued as movie film.

    I really don't want to see a Kodak bashing thread again but wanted to inform you all that Kodak has discontinued Plus-X movie film in formats 35mm, 16mm, and Super 8. They also took away some of the vision films.

    http://motion.kodak.com/motion/uploa...CN040710_Q.pdf
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    Hm, sad news. It's the only B&W Super 8 film I have shot to date. They list TRI-X reversal as a replacement, but I'm not sure my ancient equipment can handle iso 200 film properly. Well, actually I'm pretty sure it can't.

    Anyway, thanks for posting. "Remember, you heard it here first!". True for me in this case.

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    This comes up as "PX (Plus-X) discontinued..." in the truncated topic listing for the forum--don't startle me like that! (Not that this couldn't be a foreshadowing of that possible eventuality--maybe I should stock up.)

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    Anybody call Kodak and ask what this means for still Plus-X?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    I really don't want to see a Kodak bashing thread again but wanted to inform you all that Kodak has discontinued Plus-X movie film in formats 35mm, 16mm, and Super 8. They also took away some of the vision films.

    http://motion.kodak.com/motion/uploa...CN040710_Q.pdf
    Kodak has not discontinued all of these motion picture films; many were discontinued only in particular amounts of feet or spools / core, such as 100 foot rolls, 800 foot rolls, and even a 1200 foot roll, which I was surprised that they still made.

    Kodak has always phased out older motion picture films as new ones were made and always to the consternation of some who preferred the older version. All of the original Vision films have been discontinued, for example, and replaced with the newer Vision2 or Vision 3 emulsions.

    Tim

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